Courses offered in the Department of Communication Studies include surveys of the rhetorical tradition, studies of the history of oratory, analytical courses designed to improve students' critical skills and appreciation of mediated communication, investigation of classical means of persuasion, argumentation and debate, coupled with their modern applications, and courses which seek to develop understanding of contemporary theories of communication. Special topics courses are offered every year, including occasional Maymester classes. Courses of independent study and research are also available.

Department Location: 213 Calhoun Hall
Mailing Address: Department of Communication Studies
Vanderbilt University
VU Station B #351505
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1505
Phone: 615-322-2307
Fax: 615-322-2307
Website: Department of Communication Studies

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