The Department of Communication offers more than 40 courses that present considerable breadth and depth in the areas of rhetoric, media studies, and human communication. We provide a range of resources and programs for students including academically rigorous classes, opportunities to work closely with professors on research, creative teaching that often includes service learning, regular research colloquia and guest speakers, a national honorary society, and more.
Communication Fellows are outstanding juniors and seniors in the program who work closely with department faculty as research assistants. The nature of the research is varied, and may involve bibliographic searches, data collection or coding, or editing of audio or video works in progress. Fellows are selected on the basis of merit:
Department faculty nominate students on the basis of their contributions in classes, their academic performance, and their interest in advanced research.
Nominees are invited to apply for the position in writing, and are subsequently interviewed by the faculty.
Students who are selected as Fellows are recognized at the Honors Convocation held just before Commencement, as well as being paid for their work with faculty.
Lindsay Gund Fellowship
The Communication Department established this fellowship to honor and support the work of students have demonstrated a clear commitment to activism, education, and/or research pertaining to issues of communication and social justice. The fellowship is dedicated to honor the memory of our beloved alumnae Lindsay Gund, a 2010 Denison graduate and Communication major who was a passionate advocate of social justice.