Department of Communication
May 21 2013Heidi Reeder Blog on Psychology Today
A blog post by Heidi Reeder, associate professor of communication, is on the Psychology Today [...]Read more
May 21 2013Talkin’ Broncos take National Championship
Boise State successfully defended its 2011-2012 national championship title and took first place overall at [...]Read more
May 21 2013Ed McLuskie
Ed McLuskie, professor of communication, has been appointed “Guest Professor” in the faculty of philosophy [...]Read more
The Department of Communication
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.
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.
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. All programs emphasize critical thinking, problem-solving, research, and independent scholarship. Issues of specific 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.
Jun 18 2013
Mary Pritchard, professor of psychology, authored a Huffington Post blog post titled “Cleaning Out My
Jun 12 2013
An interview with Greg Hampikian, professor of biology and criminal justice, that was taped earlier
Jun 12 2013
Gary Moncrief, professor of political science, was quoted in a Boise Weekly story about Idaho