Communication is one of the most important and challenging aspects of life in the 21st century. It plays a fundamental role in personal, professional, organizational, and international affairs. Competencies in collaboration and civil discourse, assessing and meeting information needs, soliciting and using input in decisions, working effectively in teams, coping with conflict, understanding and using social media, and making clear and persuasive presentations are critical in business, government, civil society, and healthcare and personal relationships. Faculty in the Department of Communication are recognized throughout the world for their leadership in research and education in these areas. As a Department we are dedicated to providing theoretically motivated, innovative, and rigorous scholarship, teaching, and practitioner engagement that enable better communication and clearer understanding of communication structures, processes and practices. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs designed prepare students with the understanding and capabilities necessary to be effective in today's rapidly evolving world, and to anticipate and help to shape communication concepts and practices of the future. Learn more about the Department of Communication.
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Communication Associate Professor Keith Hampton can tell you a thing or two about yourself just by examining your Facebook habits. Don’t believe it? Read “Why Most Facebook Users Get More Than They Give,” where he and his co-authors examine how Facebook friendships are structured and how it accounts for social well-being.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- "Same-sex marriage is not just an American issue," said Pamela J. Lannutti in her opening remarks at a recent symposium held at the Rutgers Livingston Student Center. "It is a global issue. Beyond a legal debate, it is also a social debate."
Dr. Lannutti, an associate professor and director of the Graduate Program in Business and Professional Communication in the Department of Communication at La Salle University, was a guest of the Livingston Campus Dean's Office, the School of Communication and Information, the Department of Communication, the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities and the Institute for Research on Women.