Department of Communication
Dec 02 2013Rebecca Robideaux Tiedge Interview
Rebecca Robideaux Tiedge was featured in a news story titled “Body Language: Combating Bullying without Throwing a [...]Read more
Dec 02 2013PRSSA Brings Patti Murphy to Campus
A PRSSA student team led by Brook St. Marie brought author and communication professional Patti [...]Read more
Dec 02 2013Mary Frances Casper Presents Paper
Dr. Mary Frances Casper presented "Not Your Momma's Momma: Feminism in Media Representations of Women Over 55" [...]Read more
Nov 20 2013Talkin’ Broncos Win Historic Mahaffey Tournament
The national champion Boise State speech and debate team continued its 2013-2014 season with a [...]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