Communication is central to every aspect of our lives and social interactions. Communication is immensely powerful because it shapes everything we think, feel, and do – even when we think we aren’t communicating.

The words and symbols we choose, the media and advertising we consume, the ways we dress or decorate our rooms, the speeches public figures deliver—all these and more create powerful meanings about who we are, how we think, and what kind of world we live in. Our faculty and students in Communication Studies consider these complex concepts and more in their research and scholarship, and approach communication with a critical, cultural perspective through the interpretation, critique, and production of spoken, written, nonverbal, visual, and spatial communication across multiple media. We use humanistic, rhetorical methods to understand, explain, critique, and propose solutions to communication questions, practices, and problems.

Visit the Gonzaga University Communication Studies Department website to learn more.


Browse the Communication Studies Collections:

Communication Studies Faculty Scholarship