Department of Communication
Mar 01 2015Student Ty Hawkins to represent Communication in 2015 McNair Cohort
Senior Mass Communication and Journalism major Ty Hawkins was first learned of the National Association [...]Read more
Apr 30 2014Marty Most Presents for Smithsonian
Marty Most, an Associate Professor in the Communication Department, has been named a distinguished presenter [...]Read more
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 2013McLuskie Book Chapter Published
An essay by Ed McLuskie titled “Media Ethics as Panoptic Discourse: A Foucauldian View,” is included in [...]Read more
Dec 02 2013Casper Presents Paper
Dr. Mary Frances Casper presented "Not Your Momma's Momma: Feminism in Media Representations of Women Over 55" [...]Read more
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.
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:
- We explore the ways communication produces and reproduces our social world.
- We promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and communicative competency.
- We encourage active personal, organizational, and civic engagement.
- We foster engaged learning environments, quality research, and creative endeavors.
Mar 05 2015
Boise State's cadet team will represent the region at a worldwide competition at West Point
Mar 04 2015
Pennie Seibert Professor Department of Psychology Pennie Seibert is currently presenting research at the 31st
Mar 04 2015
A new University Television Presents episode features Lori Sprague, veteran certifying official, and R.K. Williams,
Mar 03 2015
Greg Raymond Distinguished Professor of Political Science Department of Political Science Greg Raymond was interviewed
Feb 26 2015
Lisa Growette Bostaph Associate Professor Department of Criminal Justice College of Social Sciences and Public