Believing that active, engaged learning immerses the mind in critical and creative thinking, Wittenberg's Department of Communication challenges students to become ethical leaders in reasoning and action by adopting a broad perspective in the study of how people make meaning.
The personalized environment prepares students to embrace experiential learning opportunities, from working with digital media through the Integrated Media Corps (IMC) and professional projects through the Communication and Business Leadership Experience (C.A.B.L.E) to working on the student-run newspaper, The Torch, to the student-run radio station, WUSO 89.1 FM, to tutoring in the Oral Communication or Writing Centers.
By examining the nature, processes and effects of human symbolic interaction in various contexts, including rhetoric, media and interpersonal relationships, students develop the capacities to recognize and evaluate underlying assumptions and values; collaborate effectively; participate in mediation and conflict resolution; and develop aural, visual, technological, and information literacy—skills that enable students to graduate fully prepared for personal and professional success.
Why Major in Communication?
Check out our Senior Spotlight videos, in which Senior Communication majors discuss why they chose to major in Communication at Wittenberg, and what they have gotten out of the many opportunities available to them.