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Communication

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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.

Degrees Offered

  • BA
  • Minor
  • Honors
  • Coterm

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Exploratory Courses

COMM 1

Introduction to Communication

COMM 104W

Reporting, Writing, and Understanding the News

COMM 124

Truth, Trust, and Tech (COMM 224)

COMM 158

Censorship and Propaganda (COMM 258)

COMM 164

The Psychology of Communication About Politics in America (COMM 264, POLISCI 124L, POLISCI 324L, PSYCH 170, PUBLPOL 164)

COMM 166

Virtual People (COMM 266)

COMM 172

Media Psychology (COMM 272)

COMM 1B

Media, Culture, and Society (AMSTUD 1B)

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Pathways through the Communication Major

Undergraduate Bachelors

Honors Program

Coterminal Masters in Media Studies