Students can examine the process of human communication, including creating, delivering and receiving both verbal and nonverbal messages. They can analyze how face-to-face, public, and media-based communication messages influence and shape everyday life and public opinion.
At Albion College, students will study the very process that makes people human: communication. The undergraduate program provides them with opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the complex communication challenges of the 21st century whether in the workplace, in everyday life or just as a well-rounded thinking citizen. The program prepares them to move into any number of professions where people are required to engage with one another using effective communication skills. Students will learn how people use communication in everything they do from professors and instructors with expertise in many fields of communication, including interpersonal communication, health communication, sport communication, political communication, environmental communication, mass communication, and more.
Students will learn to critically analyze and evaluate communication practices and be able to apply practical oral, written, and visual communication skills and knowledge. Students will engage in discussion-based learning, and, through assignments and research, they will apply the theories and processes they learn to the world around them. Most importantly, they will develop excellent skills in critical thinking that will serve them well in any career.
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We live in an information era, with more methods to access and consume data than ever before. A communications degree is intended to teach you how to distribute information in a number of ways. In almost any sector, strong and effective communication skills are a vital advantage. A communications degree can lead to opportunities in a variety of professions.
Since its founding in 1835, Albion College has grown and expanded its vision of a liberal arts education grounded in purpose, passion and academic excellence. Albion College is nationally recognized for its academic excellence in the liberal arts tradition, a learning-centered commitment, and a future-oriented perspective.
Albion College is committed to liberal education in the arts and sciences. It is the College's belief that such an education empowers individuals to live lives of constructive purpose and accomplishment, enriched by the confidence and pleasure that comes from thinking logically, imaginatively and humanely. In light of this vision, Albion College seeks to create and maintain, in a residential setting, a supportive, intellectually stimulating community which exhibits and prizes curiosity, creativity, dissent and diversity.
Teaching and learning are central to the mission of Albion College. This means that while the faculty are productive in scholarly and creative endeavors, their primary commitment is to teaching–specifically, to fostering the intellectual engagement and growth of students. The primary responsibility of students at Albion College is to develop mastery in the methods by which knowledge is acquired, critically evaluated, and appropriately applied. The college believes such an emphasis prepares students for a lifetime of learning and a multiplicity of possible careers by developing their broad reasoning, writing and speaking abilities. While the classroom is at the heart of the school’s educational mission, Albion College believes that the entire College community should share in the learning experiences found in the school’s residential setting and through involvement in out-of-classroom opportunities and experiences, including those in the City of Albion.