curriculum

What to Expect?

What your four years in the Communication Department at Juniata College might look like.

Our Studies Include:

  • "The genius of communication is to be both totally honest and totally kind at the same time" John Powell 
    Professional Presentations -- speaking, persuasion, and rhetorical and cultural criticism
  • Relationships -- interpersonal, group, organizational, and intercultural communication
  • Media -- how messages are conveyed across media platforms with an emphasis on technology and society
  • Organizational communication -- the interplay between individuals, groups, and organizations from a social science approach
  • Communication and conflict resolution -- conflict intervention, mediation, and Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Health Communication -- applied communication to the field of healthcare administration, marketing, and public health
  • Integrated Media Arts -- applied communication to media content creation and aesthetic design, platform development, and digital media

Students gain valuable experience and insight by applying the theories, methods, and practices they learn in a hands-on interactive environment.

Our Communication POEs offer the following insights:

"At Juniata, we learn to tear down the barriers that shroud us from the simple truths that exist within messages coming from ourselves, others, and the media. Ultimately, we hope to gain the ability to understand and interpret rhetoric so that we can transcend cultural barriers and communicate clearly with one another." - Adam Stanley '07

"Communication students at Juniata College are not your typical students--nor are the professors the typical lecturing type. They create various interactive ways for students to learn the material." - Ryan Navarro '09

"Juniata does not only teach you how to interact with people but also how our society works together as a whole. We learn how to better understand our interpersonal relationships and because classes are small, people are able to interact with one another and get to know professors at a very personal level." - Amanda Albanese '08

Courses:

Communication

Integrated Media Arts

Theatre Arts