Department of Communication Studies

Interested in communication? We are too. Here’s some of what we study:

Courses offered in the Department of Communication Studies include surveys of the rhetorical tradition, analytical courses designed to improve students’ critical skills and appreciation of mediated communication, studies of the history of oratory, investigation of classical means of persuasion, argumentation and debate, coupled with their modern applications, and courses which seek to develop understanding of contemporary theories of communication.

Looking for additional info? See more about our faculty, major, minor, internship opportunities, honors society, public speaking contest, and debate team. Also, be sure to check out what you can do with a degree in communication studies.


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Department of Communication Studies
Vanderbilt University
PMB 503
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203-5721

Campus Location:
1801 Edgehill Ave.
Suite 220
Phone: 615-322-2307
Fax: 615-343-7918

Chair: Bonnie Dow

Dir. of Undergrad Studies: Paul Stob