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Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Mass Communication

Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Mass Communication

University of Delaware

Newark Campus, Newark, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    531-540
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The major in communication is designed around two central goals: increasing knowledge about communication processes and their impact on society; and developing communication skills and competencies. In pursuing these goals, the Department of Communication has adopted a social and behavioral science orientation toward the study of human communication. All majors study communication in a wide variety of contexts, including interpersonal and mass communication in both mediated and face-to-face settings. Mass communication focuses on the analysis and explication of mediated forms of communication, such as television, film, radio, newspapers, and books. The emphasis is on theories of communication that help explain the historical development of the mass media, and the effects of these media on social, institutional, and interpersonal formation. Students are able to acquire some experience in the techniques and methods of media production, but the emphasis is on theory and basic principles, rather than on specific preparation for a particular role in a communication organization.