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Communication Studies


Communication Studies focuses on critical inquiry into the performative, relational, rhetorical, social, cultural and ideological functions of language, performance and media.

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    When Meghan Brindley ’08 joined the Southwestern community as a first-year student, she had no way of knowing, or even imagining, the opportunities that would come her way.

    Now, 10 years later as a strategic success consultant with Spredfast—a social media management company in Austin—Brindley reflects on how her Southwestern Experience prepared her to take advantage of those opportunities and create her own success.

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    Dr. Renegar, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, co-authored an article entitled “‘When God Gives you AIDS … Make Lemon-AIDS’: Ironic Persona and Perspective by Incongruity in Sarah Silverman’s Jesus is Magic” in Western Journal of Communication special issue “Rhetorical Principles and Popular Culture Performances.”
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    Advising Award goes to an environmental studies professor

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