Professors K. Groenendyk (chair), G. Pauley, C. Plantinga (Arthur H. DeKruyter Chair in Communication)
Associate Professor S. Smartt
Assistant Professors G. Heetebrij, J. Rhym
The Department of Communication serves students intending careers in communication-related professions and those who wish to understand the society in which they live and to improve their ability to communicate. Students with a GPA of 2.5 and above are encouraged to do an internship, either locally with COMM 346 or with the Chicago Semester, the American Studies Program in Washington, DC, or the Los Angeles Film Studies Center.
The group minor in journalism, a program involving the department, is described under the English Department.
The core requirement in rhetoric in culture may be met by COMM 101 , COMM 141 , COMM 180 , or COMM 214 . The department offers an exemption exam for COMM 101 . Passing the exam constitutes completion of the rhetoric in culture core. Please contact the department chair for more information.