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Communication Studies

From Aristotle to Apple, we give Communication Studies majors the tools to become creators of culture.

Analyze information, create content, and utilize industry-standard applications to craft messages, share data, and exchange meaningful stories with global audiences.

Montreat College’s Communication program helps students develop their God-given creative gifts.

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Graduates work with organizations like ESPN, Fox News, Telemundo, The Asheville Citizen-Times, The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, The Disney Corporation, and World Magazine.

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Off-campus programs available to motivated students for immersion semesters in various communication fields.

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Opportunities to interact with local media through field trips, internships, and guest speakers.

Sample Courses

COMM 1220 Public Speech and Rhetoric Analysis

Learn to understand and recall core concepts in public communication; analyze and adapt to various speaking occasions and audiences; conduct research and gather evidence to develop presentation content; organize and structure presentation content; deliver presentations effectively and manage speech anxiety; and listen to and critique others’ messages. Rhetorical analysis, in classical and modern contexts, as a scholarly discipline is also explored.

COMM 1203 Communication Theory and Research

An introduction to the subject of human communication as the process through which humans create and share meaning and strive to understand, influence, and appreciate others. A survey of scientific and interpretive theories within interpersonal, group, public, and mass communication categories; demographic analysis; and statistical research support. Emphasis given to wide breadth of historical scholarship in communication theory, verbal and non-verbal dynamics, and the process of evaluating motivations, contexts, and solutions within communication conflicts.

COMM 4480 Special Topics in Communication

An opportunity for students and faculty to examine current issues or specialized topics within the discipline at an upper- level of study (appropriate for junior or senior academic experience). Topics will be determined by the department. Class will meet 15 hours for each hour of credit offered. Repeatable for different topics.

Faculty

Ashley Lippard

Ashley Lippard
Assistant Professor of Visual Communication and Design
Studies in Communication and the Arts
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
ashley.lippard@montreat.edu

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Dr. Joseph Martin
Professor of Communication
Studies in Communication and the Arts
Director, Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
joseph.martin@montreat.edu

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