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What is Communication Studies?

A visual intro to communication studies and what the degree entails. Q: What can you do with a communication degree? A: Whatever you want!
by Comm At Stark on 10 May 2013

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Graduates have gone on to have jobs such as
Communication Specialist
Project Manager
Human Resources Communication is needed in all industries, like
Healthcare
Business
Nonprofit Organizations What is Communication Studies? Comm@Stark Communication students are truly versatile, a characteristic that is becoming more and more important in our present day. A recent poll (Business Week, 2009) of senior executives cites “proficient communication skills” as the top skill for success in the modern work place, so clearly there is a need for capable communicators in the job market. Communication is an exciting field of study! Students leave this program with a better understanding of themselves and others, improved skills in written and oral communication, impression management techniques that leave lasting effects, and a degree that will offer flexibility in one’s future career. Need more info? Learn more at http://stark.kent.edu/academics/depts/comm/

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Contact Dr. Hollenbaugh atehollen2@kent.edu The study of communication focuses on messages. These messages, both verbal and nonverbal have the ability to greatly affect people. Students in this major will advance their understanding of people and messages while improving their skills in writing, public presentations, one-to-one communication, and corporate communication. Available Courses There are many courses
covering a range of different
topics you can choose from
in order to complete your
degree. These include
courses such as Gender
and Communication,
Business and Professional
Communication, High Impact
Professional Speaking, Criticism of Public Discourse, and Organizational Communication Training and Development. And great faculty too! Kent State at Stark Tools to Succeed So why study communication? Messages Communication Studies Undergraduate Studies The bachelor’s degree in communication is grounded in theoretical understanding, and the practical application of these theories is a major focus of our coursework. Do you love “people watching?” Are you curious about what makes people act in a certain way? Do you consider yourself a “people person?” Are you looking for a major with flexibility? Do you envision a future career where every day brings new challenges? Perhaps, then, you have come to the right place. Communication is not easily identifiable like other areas of study. image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/usembassypanama/8032822700/ Yet, communication encompasses everything we do: Image from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Women_on_bench_talking.jpg Public Speaking... image from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BillClinton1997Flood.jpg Emails and Text Messages... Television and Media... image from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_070919-N-8704K-057_Mass_Communication_Specialist_3rd_Class_Kelly_Barnes_and_Mass_Communication_Specialist_Seaman_Jeff_Hall_interview_Dr._Roy_Austin,_U.S._ambassador_to_Trinidad_and_Tobago.jpg Verbal messages
include written
and spoken
communication. Nonverbal messages
include gestures, vocal tone, facial expressions,
and silence. Complete these majors at
the Stark Campus! Applied Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Communication Begin these majors at the Stark Campus, and complete at the Kent Campus! Global Communication
Health Communication
Public Communication Complete these minors
at the Stark Campus! Communication Studies
Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Communication Jobs Fields ...and even the Internet. Faculty who will help you succeed!
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