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Mission and Vision Statement

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

The Department of Communication at the College of Charleston is the nation's premier integrated communication program for undergraduate and master's-level education. The department's graduates are communication experts who write beautifully, speak eloquently, think critically, and research effectively. With the advantages of an outstanding liberal arts education and personalized instruction, the department's graduates bring extraordinary proficiency to audience analysis, message reception, message design, and communication campaigns. These graduates are marked by their leadership in their workplaces and communities and by their ability to adapt to rapid changes in the communication practices and technologies of the twenty-first century. The department is recognized nationally and internationally for its outstanding faculty and its integration of the full range of communication interests in an innovative, challenging curriculum, which requires study of messages and audiences in communication contexts ranging from face-to-face settings to the latest developments in emerging media. The department has special research and teaching expertise in corporate communication and public relations, health communication, and political communication.