Department of Communication
Dec 05 2013Rick Moore in the Arbiter
Department Chair Rick Moore is featured in a December 5, 2013 Arbiter article. Read the [...]Read more
Dec 02 2013Ed McLuskie Book Chapter Published
An essay by Ed McLuskie titled “Media Ethics as Panoptic Discourse: A Foucauldian View,” is included in [...]Read more
Dec 02 2013Ed McLuskie Presents Invited Lecture
Dr. Ed McLuskie presented an invited lecture to Ph.D. students and their graduate faculty at the [...]Read more
Dec 02 2013erin mcclellen Book Chapter Published
An essay by erin mcclellen titled, "An “Official” Account: Delivering Occupy Portland’s Eviction Notice," is [...]Read more
Oct 14 2013Dr. Moore Interview
Rick Moore, associate professor and chair of the Department of Communication, talks about his teaching [...]Read more
Sep 06 2013Solan and Nelson-Marsh Project Awarded $500K NSF Grant
The Energy Policy Institute, housed at Boise State University, has been selected to lead a [...]Read more
The Department of Communication
The communication discipline looks at how theories, philosophies, and the roles people assume, operate in personal and public arenas. We study how people articulate their ideas, create and interpret meaning, interact, and produce and analyze messages both face-to-face and through the media. Programs emphasize critical thinking, problem-solving, research, and independent scholarship. Issues of concern are cultural perception, social ethics, creativity, and freedom of expression. Most classes are speaking and/or writing-intensive, and all focus on the interdependence of theory and practice.
Our Vision: We embrace communication as the foundation of the human experience. We value education and scholarship that fosters critical thinking and communicative understandings necessary for creatively engaging contemporary social life.
Our Mission: We provide quality education in the theory and practice of human communication. In particular:
1. We explore the ways communication produces and reproduces our social world.
2. We promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and communicative competency.
3. We encourage active personal, organizational, and civic engagement.
4. We foster engaged learning environments, quality research, and creative endeavors.
Dec 04 2013
Faculty members in the Department of Anthropology presented papers at the 112th annual meeting of
Dec 03 2013
The campus community is invited to sit in as graduate students defend their theses and
Dec 03 2013
A criminal case that Greg Hampikian, Criminal Justice and Biological Sciences, is working on with