The Department of Communication and Digital Studies was created in Fall 2020. To locate faculty research published in this discipline before Fall 2020, please view the legacy English, Linguistics, and Communication departmental collection.

The Department of Communication and Digital Studies is dedicated to the understanding and interdisciplinary study of communication and digital studies, which is at the heart of the institution’s liberal arts mission. The department provides rigorous training and applied study for students to prepare them for philosophical, rhetorical, and ethical challenges in order to produce graduates who can communicate effectively in a global, diverse and digitally-connected society. Through its General Education courses, the department also aims to provide students with a broad-based understanding of the inherent value of communication, fluency with digital methodologies, and responsible participation in digital cultures to purposeful citizenship. To learn more, visit the Communication and Digital Studies webpage.