Category:BA Communications - Communications Studies
Communications Studies has the smallest enrollment of all the emphases in BYU’s Department of Communications, but it has one of the longest histories. The major is a descendant of the Speech Communications major, which was offered before BYU taught mass media. As mass media took precedence, faculty began to re-evaluate the importance of the speech communications emphasis, which focused primarily on interpersonal communications, small group discussions, biofeedback and listening skills. In the late 1980s, the Communications Studies Emphasis emerged.
Over time, the emphasis transitioned from focusing on interpersonal communications to focusing on research and scholarly topics. Communications Studies as it stands today is an academic and theoretical approach to communication. Students in this emphasis learn how to craft research questions, write literary reviews and analyze the effects of the media on society. Students who pursue this path are generally preparing for graduate school and other scholarly pursuits.
Pages in category "BA Communications - Communications Studies"
The following 150 pages are in this category, out of 150 total.