Department of Communication

The Department of Communication creates and shares knowledge of communication and relational processes, including ethical and critical decision-making, with the goal of encouraging the development of engaged citizens preparing for leadership in their professions, community, and world.






 Message from the Chair

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Jenifer Kopfman | Department Chair

Welcome to the Department of Communication at the College of Charleston. We are a dynamic, integrated program with an accomplished faculty whose teaching and research are reflective of the diversity of our discipline. Special areas of strength for the department include corporate communication and public relationsintegrated mediahealth communication, and political communication. We aspire to help students become communication experts who write beautifully, speak eloquently, think critically, and research effectively.  Read more.








Alumni Spotlight

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🗣 People of COMM: alumna Jordan Trgovac ‘16, Communications Assistant for the @nfl Kansas City Chiefs (@chiefs). •• Jordan’s love for sports and communication runs deep in her blood. A former @cofcsports student-athlete 🥎, Ms. Trgovac has a sports-filled work history with the @chiefs, @packers, @usa_football, and more. Jordan’s organization, the @chiefs, are the reigning Super Bowl champs! 🏈 🏆 🎉 While at the @collegeofcharleston, Jordan majored in communication with a minor in hospitality and tourism management. 📚 •• Read more about Jordan and see her advice to the #classof2020 via the 🔗 in our bio. •• #PeopleOfCOMM #cofccomm #cofccommalumni #cofcalumni #collegeofcharleston #communication #sportscommunication #sportsmedia #kansascitychiefs #superbowlchamps #superbowlliv #superbowl2020 #nfl #greenbaypackers #TheCollege #cofcsports #studentathlete

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On this last day of exams, we also celebrate our esteemed faculty! ✨ In the Department of Communication there are 36 faculty members who offer ~190 regular course sections during the fall and spring semester. These faculty are at the core of the communication academic experience for our #cofccomm majors and minors. Annually, our seniors and master’s degree candidates are offered the chance to recognize COMM faculty that have made a difference during their time at @collegeofcharleston, and the top faculty nominations are announced awards! Below are this year’s voted outstanding COMM faculty members. (We had a couple ties!) 👏 •• • Outstanding COMM Faculty award: Dr. Xi Cui and Dr. Beth Goodier • Outstanding COMM Adjunct Faculty award: Dr. Caroline Guthrie and Mr. Thomas Martin • Outstanding COMM Graduate Faculty: Dr. Jenna Abetz •• Congratulations to these wonderful faculty members! 👏 (Click the link in our bio for the full listing of all of our amazing COMM faculty.) •• #cofccommfaculty #cofcmcom #outstandingfacultyaward #collegeofcharleston

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COMMunity Network

Announcing the 2020-21 Class of Martin Scholars
Posted on 1 June 2020 | 8:46 am
Recently the Department of Communication’s Executive-in-Residence Mr. Thomas R. Martin announced the next class of Martin Scholars. Thirteen rising seniors, majoring in communication, were selected from the applicant pool after securing two faculty nominations and completing an extensive interview with the selection committee. The 2020-21 class of Martin Scholars will be the largest yet (13...
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El Informador Newspaper: Seeking Remote Multimedia Editor Internship (Summer 2020 / Fall 2020)
Posted on 1 June 2020 | 8:41 am
With Who:  El Informador Newspaper Location:  Mt. Pleasant, SC Dates:  Summer 2020 – Fall 2020 Type of Employment:  Part-Time Position Description:  We are seeking a creative and independent intern to support the production of our multimedia content. Qualifications:   Create original short-form video content that engages, educates, and inspires El Informador Newspaper’s digital audience. Play an...
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