- Academic English Studies (ESL)
- Asian Studies
- Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
- Environmental Studies
- Ethnic Studies
- Exploration and Discovery
- French Studies
- Gender Studies
- German Studies
- Health Professions
- Hispanic Studies
- International Affairs
- Latin American Studies
- Mathematics/Computer Science
- Political Economy
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Rhetoric and Media Studies (formerly Communication)
- Sociology and Anthropology
- World Languages
What do we do in Rhetoric and Media Studies? Many specific things, of course, but our basic goal is to provide students with effective tools—theoretical, methodological, and creative—for understanding how speeches, images, texts, stories, conversations, and symbols work. Within that general framework, here are some of the exciting questions our courses examine:
And that’s not all. You can study the stories we tell each other about personal health, how historical figures and events come to be represented in public memory, and how sound and image in motion pictures can frame reality. And you can study how these processes and issues interact with gender, race, and culture.
Not only that, but you can receive academic credit for supervised internships related to the department—in advertising, film production, newspapers or magazines, nonprofit advocacy, and so on. Our students conduct their own original research and creative work and collaborate with faculty on films, books, and scholarly articles.
So that’s a sampler of the RHMS toolkit. Interested in more details? Then follow this link to a description of our courses (catalog).
December 12th, 2018
- 5:00pm: RHMS Capstone Presentations
March 20th, 2019
A Hollywood Career in Costume Design with Black Panther’s Ruth Carter
Ruth Carter’s unparalleled ability to develop an authentic story through costume and character has made her one of the most sought after and renowned costume designers today. She has garnered two Academy Award (Oscar) nominations for “Best Costume Design,” for Spike Lee’s MALCOM X (1993) and Steven Spielberg’s AMISTAD (1998) as well as an Emmy nomination in 2016 for the reboot of ROOTS.