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Communication Arts

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Communication Arts

The ability to use symbols to communicate is a defining characteristic of human life. At Linfield University, communication arts majors discover how to produce and receive those symbols in meaningful and responsible ways with respect for both similarities and differences among people and cultures. Participation on Linfield’s Forensics Team, the department's internship program and community projects provide students with perspectives, practical skills and flexibility to be engaged citizens as they pursue careers or graduate work.

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As a communication arts major at Linfield

you might take:

Public Speaking

Learn the role of public discourse in society and how to present your own ideas to an audience effectively and ethically. (COMM 140)

Debate Practicum

Practice and compete in debate competition at intercollegiate tournaments as part of the Linfield Forensics Team. (COMM 157)

Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

Examine major works in the discipline of rhetoric from the Greeks to postmodernists. (COMM 455)

Studying communication arts at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn to create and deliver articulate, reasoned and ethical messages.

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  • Gain an understanding of the general theory and practice of communication across public, relational, intercultural, political and mediated contexts.

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  • Explore the multicultural dimensions of communication by investigating communication practices across cultures as well as culture-specific communication patterns.

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  • Acquire the skills necessary to function as mindful, creative and responsible citizens who grasp the ambiguity of diverse communication situations.

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Intern in all areas of communication arts

Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Some companies where English majors at Linfield have found internship placements include:

  • Columbia Sportswear
  • World Oregon

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Jackson Miller
Jackson Miller
Department Chair and Professor
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