Sapientia et Eloquentia. In this centuries-old phrase promoted by Cicero, St. Augustine and others, the Department of Communication Studies finds its mission, to educate students toward the union of wisdom and eloquence, recognizing the limited impact of wisdom without eloquence and the social harm that comes from eloquence without wisdom.
We are committed to helping students become wise analysts regarding the techniques and structures of human influence in a globally-oriented, media-saturated culture. We intend for our students to be informed by Scripture and able to draw upon resources in the historic discipline of Communication Studies.
We are committed to helping students become eloquent in mind and heart and speech, articulate and compassionate implementers of their wisdom. We intend for our students to communicate well and to imitate Christ by practicing reconciliation.