Julie Raplee, M.S., CCC-SLP, Chairperson
Rosemarie Hamlin, M.S., CCC-SLP, Associate Chairperson
Communication studies is a multi-faceted department emphasizing three areas of study. Courses in the department help students to develop confidence and poise, become better listeners, learn how to gain and hold attention in speech situations, acquire the means of effectively expressing their convictions, and receive training in the skills of interpretative reading and character portrayal. Other courses within the department focus upon various aspects of speech-language pathology and audiology, providing an introduction to these fields and satisfying requirements for graduate study. Training in the arts of human communication, rhetoric, and performance studies, as well as the sciences of speech-language pathology and audiology, leads to the Bachelor of Arts in Speech. In this way, students are prepared for a variety of careers in a society that is becoming increasingly dependent upon effective communication and more aware of people with communication disorders.
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CO-CURRICULAR WORKSHOP IN DRAMATICS may be offered for academic credit in accordance with the policy that students may earn 1/2 academic credit per semester for a total of two credits toward the degree for participation in co-curricular activities approved for credit by the faculty. Consult the Moderator and Director of Chapel Players.