The communications studies department strengthens students' informed, critical and analytical communication practices as collaborative members of a diverse, democratic society. The department extends students' communicative competencies with respect to presentations and interpersonal encounters by fostering self-reflection, ethical advocacy and responsible actions.
Our courses very often serve as launching points for students to the more specific studies of art history, philosophy, history and literature. Students are introduced to the basic building blocks of a variety of the liberal arts with the intention that this will aid not only in the determining of a more specific interest, but also in preparing the student for the rigors of the new discipline.
The messages evoked in the liberal arts are powerful ones indeed. They can convey new ideas, snap the bindings of suffocating prejudices, and sharpen one's ability to think clearly, creatively and analytically. Humanities courses provide the keys necessary to unlock the door to a better understanding of the wonders of the arts, and in doing so, allow students the opportunity to participate in a life more enriched in the arts.
Successful completion of an Association of Arts in communication studies may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations. Below are examples, some of which may include additional degree work at a transfer institution. Northeast Ohio median salaries in 2020 for public relations specialists was $60,680 and for speech and market research analysts and marketing specialists was $61,690. See O*Net OnLine for additional wage and employment trends as well as required knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Public relations specialists
- Fundraising managers
- Postsecondary education, communications, English language and literature teacher
- Advertising and promotions managers
- Market research analysts and marketing specialists
- Copy writers
Students interested in communication studies, transfer, or liberal arts are encouraged to get involved: