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Communication students explore the nature, processes and effects of human symbolic interaction and practice effective and ethical communication.

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.

Wittenberg's communication program reinforces the university's liberal arts mission rather than narrowly training a student for a particular career. Students develop the capacities to recognize and evaluate underlying assumptions and values; to work effectively with others through collaboration, team work, and community building; to participate in deliberation for effective decision making; to develop listening, visual, technological, and information literacy - all knowledge and skills that are imperative for a quality life in the 21st century.

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.

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Communication in the News:

  • Guns and Kids: Wittenberg University Communication Professor’s Research on Gun Visibility and Accessibility Makes International Headlines (published September 25, 2017)

  • Making Connections: Megan Bobbitt ’17 Credits CABLE Program for Helping Her Land Job with Nestlé (published September 7, 2017)

  • Disney Magic: Wittenberg Student Experiences Firsthand the Power of the "Mouse" (published April 20, 2017)

  • Decade-Long Impact: Innovative, Integrated CABLE Program Celebrates Decade-Long Impact (published November 17, 2016)

  • CABLE Conference: Innovative Communication/Business Program Celebrates 10 Years of Producing Industry Leaders (published October 6, 2016)

  • Distinguished Program Award: Collaborative Work-Study Communications Program Earns Statewide Award (published August 13, 2014)

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