School of Humanities and Sciences
Analyze the social, cultural and psychological impact of communication processes, technologies, and media using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
What You'll Study
Majors in Communication analyze the social, cultural and psychological impact of communication processes, technologies, and media using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Stanford's Communication Department has traditionally focused on three questions: How do communication practices and particularly journalism shape political life? How do media interact with the human psyche? And how do changes in media technologies and practices produce changes in culture over time? Students explore these questions at several levels, including a core curriculum, intermediate and advanced coursework, and optional internships. Majors also have opportunity to do advanced research projects. Students will graduate with the analytical and critical skills needed for success in graduate programs, professional schools, or immediate career entry.
- Department of Communication
- School of Humanities & Sciences
- Learn more about Communication in the Stanford Bulletin
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Reporting, Writing, and Understanding the News
Truth, Trust, and Tech (COMM 224)
Censorship and Propaganda (COMM 258)
The Psychology of Communication About Politics in America (COMM 264, POLISCI 124L, POLISCI 324L, PSYCH 170, PUBLPOL 164)
Media, Culture, and Society (AMSTUD 1B)
Pathways through the Communication Major
Coterminal Masters in Media Studies