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Last approved: Tue, 11 May 2021 13:29:20 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 10 May 2021 16:20:41 GMT

Department Name Change
Fall 2021
Undergraduate and Graduate
Department of Communications name change to Department of Communication
Communication
College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
Requires SACS Review

The Department of Communications requests consideration and approval of a proposal to change the Department’s name to “Department of Communication.”

The term “communication” has been associated with the academic study of communication for many years. “Communications” is considered a holdover from an era when the term was meant to represent the technologies and physical components used in the communication process.

The Department already uses the term without the “s” in several titles: Communication Arts (major), Communication Studies (academic sequence), and Mass Communication (major).
Renee Vandiver (rpvandiver) (Mon, 10 May 2021 16:20:41 GMT): Approved by Council of Academic Deans on 5/10/21.
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