Communication studies is a broad inter-disciplinary field of inquiry. The program at Randolph College draws upon several critical traditions in the field: rhetoric, cultural studies, political economy, and film and media criticism. Courses help students to develop their communication skills, become thoughtful critics and practitioners of media, and acquire an understanding of the domestic and global political economic and cultural context within which contemporary media operate.
Majors and minors in communication studies explore and learn to apply theoretical concepts, design and carry out independent research, and gain practical experience through internships. A major in communication studies prepares students for graduate study and/or careers in a wide range of fields including, but not limited to, multimedia journalism, digital filmmaking, broadcasting, public relations, publishing, law, information science, and teaching.