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Our Mission:

The communication department seeks to provide students with an understanding of the communication process as human symbolic activity, the necessary skills for the application of that process, as well as an awareness of its ethical dimensions.



      1. To appreciate a theory-based curriculum with roots in the Liberal Arts.
      2. To apply multiple theoretical perspectives and diverse intellectual underpinnings in the discipline to explain   communication phenomena.
      3. To enhance student proficiency in both oral and written discourse with diverse others.
      4. To demonstrate systematic inquiry (the process of asking questions and systematically attempting to answer them, and understanding the limits of the conclusions reached).
      5. To engage in the analysis and practice of ethical communication as a function of enlightened and free choice.
      6. To demonstrate competency in human relational communication (the basis for faculty-faculty, faculty-student, and student-student relationships, in and out of the classroom as open, honest, and affirming).
      7. To engage in reflective construction and analysis of arguments and discourse intended to influence beliefs, attitudes, values, and practices.
      8. To engage in the analysis, interpretation, and critique of contemporary media.


Students Study Theodore Roosevelt’s Legacy in New York, D.C.
With the 2016 presidential election just over a year away, most of the nation is fixated on who the next president will be. But when...
Students, faculty collaborate to present panel at ‘Gender Matters’ conference
Hiram College students and faculty recently collaborated to present a panel on Oriental gender and sexuality at Governors State University’s “Gender Matters” conference. The conference...
Sixteen inducted into communication honorary society
Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s honorary socitey, inducted 16 new members into Hiram College’s Zeta Lambda chapter on March 4, 2015. Communication major Majdal Sobeh ’15,...
Hiram Community to Discuss ‘Age and Aging’ for Annual Teach-In – Sept. 11
The Hiram College community will come together to discuss the annual ethics theme, “Age and Aging,” at the Teach-In on Sept. 11, 2014. The Teach-In...
Alumni Spotlight: Chris Sabo ’11, Producer/Director for Ole Miss Athletics
Alumnus Chris Sabo has only been out of college for a little more than two years, but he’s already standing out in the sports communication...
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For advising and more information, please contact:

  • Gail Ambuske, Department Chair and Professor
  • 330.569.5139
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