The field of communication has a long and prominent intellectual history as one of the oldest liberal arts. It dates back to ancient Greece where rhetoric was essential for participation in civic life. The field has expanded to study many kinds of human communication phenomena in various contexts such as media, culture, and relationships. This minor presents a broad overview of the discipline based in a relational, mediated, cultural, and rhetorical topics of focus.
Students pursuing a minor in communication will acquire a broad and deep understanding of communication theory; the ability to engage in informed criticism and analysis of communication acts and artifacts; develop critical thinking skills; and learn to practice effective communication. All courses will be offered within a two-year rotation.
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We provide students with a broad overview of communication from a liberal arts perspective that enables them to pursue their areas of interest. Students also have enjoyed directed independent research on topics such as:
Most employers say the ability to speak clearly in a public context with confidence and clarity is more important than the undergraduate major.
The ability to write effectively is one of the most important factors an employer considers in their hiring process. It’s the primary basis upon which your work, your learning, and your intellect will be judged.
The ability to conduct research is a valuable skill to take into any profession or volunteer situation.
The ability to work effectively with a group of peers to produce desired results through teamwork.
The ability to make decisions is an asset to an employer. Decision-making and reasoning involve gathering information, evaluating a variety of solutions, and selecting the best option.
Identifying a reasonable number of priorities that will have the greatest possible impact on the success of your organization.
Of the student population at Wesleyan is international
Number of majors we offer including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees
Of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their fields
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