Humanities and Communication teaches 65 percent of the general education courses, so every student comes through the Department of Humanities and Communication at least three or four times during their college career. In the process, they learn professional communication, critical reading, writing, and public speaking-- all skills everyone needs in order to succeed in their career.
With technical knowledge but no understanding of how to set goals, negotiate conflict, and communicate, a student is likely to experience less success than those who learn how to be happy and interact within their own culture and others. Thus, the program offers courses in teamwork and leadership, ethics, and cross-cultural understanding.
Courses offered significantly add to students' career options. Courses like Technical Writing are essential to many students who work in engineering fields. Other Humanities and Communications courses-- such as History of Rock and Roll or Science Fact and Science Fiction-- simply offer students a chance to learn something interesting and enhance their quality of life.
The program has high-tech writing laboratories, publishes the award-winning campus newspaper Horizons, and hosts a variety of clubs that enable students to socialize while enjoying music, photography, and much more.