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Department of Communication’s Chair and Faculty Call for BOT Action on the Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure Case

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Department of Communication Awards 2021

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Graduation 2021!

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Ph.D. Students Accepted into Summer Institute at Duke University

Department of Communication Ph.D. students Megan Foster and Khari Johnson have been accepted to the highly competitive Black Feminist Theory Summer Institute within Duke University’s Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. The Black Feminist Theory Summer Institute will take … Continued

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Black Box Theatre Open House in Swain Hall

During the week of January 24, Tuesday – Friday from 1 to 3p.m., the Dept. of Communication’s newly refurbished black box theatre space in Swain Hall will be open to the UNC community to experience a showing of some of … Continued



The Department of Communication offers a Ph.D. degree that is inquiry-based, offering students the opportunity to build unique programs of study around their respective research interests.

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The Department of Communication offers a B.A. degree that focuses on how we engage, create, and critique communication to advance the public good.

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Spaces  Areas of Study


Interpersonal & Organizational Communication

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Media & Technology Studies and Production

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Performance Studies

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Rhetorical Studies

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Specialized Concentration in Communication

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Major in Cultural Studies

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New Media Track

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Writing for the Screen and Stage Minor

Learn more about the Writing for the Screen and Stage Minor