Dean: Peter A. Dorsey
University Professor: Carl W. Glover, Dr. David M. McCarthy (Interim Chair)
Assistant Professors: Brian J. Gilchrist, Mary Catherine Kennedy, Pratibha Kumar, Jordan T. Loveridge
The Department of Communication offers students a major that emphasizes the interconnectedness of the Catholic faith and disciplinary practice. The curriculum is designed to develop both demonstrable skills and theoretical proficiency, as well as to provide hands-on experience. The department seeks to produce graduates who are keenly aware of their ethical responsibilities in the use of communication techniques and principles, who are competitive in the marketplace, and who embrace effective communication, critical thinking, lifelong learning, and moral virtue.
Communication majors are prepared to enter careers in journalism, editing, public relations, organizational and corporate communication, and many other fields. Majors are also well prepared to pursue graduate degrees in communication, writing, and mass communication.
Students who major in Communication will learn to:
Communicate orally in a variety of contexts;
Communicate in writing in a variety of contexts;
Apply ethical standards endorsed by the field of communication;
Identify key theorists and theories in the communication discipline;
Analyze mediated messages critically;
Demonstrate cultural awareness and competence
Recognize the relationship between the discipline of communication and the Catholic faith
The Writing Center
The Department of Communication also houses the Writing Center, which provides one-on-one writing assistance to all members of the Mount community.