Department Chair: Pamela Bourland-Davis
The Communication Arts Department seeks to provide students with an apperception and appreciation of the many symbolizing processes which form the basis of all of the activities of human kind. Implied in that purpose is the responsibility of the Department to provide a unique but complimentary program of study which fosters the appreciation and application of theoretical, practical, aesthetic and ethical models to a wide variety of interpersonal, public and professional activities. Such study encourages an understanding of society’s need for convergent thought and behavior without sacrifice of its equivalent need for creative divergence.
The study of human expression affects a critical understanding and application of spoken, written and nonverbal communication. Those educational experiences enhance a sense of social responsibility and personal worth as well as establish a foundation for productive careers in print and electronic communication, theatre, public relations, and communication related professions.