Multi-dimensional in its approach, Communication Studies Department uses the rich resources of both the humanities and the social sciences in exploring the human capacity for speech - when, where, why, how, and with what effect people interact through language and extra-linguistic symbols - and focuses on the theory and practice of human communication in a variety of contexts: interpersonal, intercultural, instructional, organizational, political, in dyads, in small groups, and in the mass media. The Communication Studies program prepares students for graduate work or careers in a wide variety of occupations that place a premium on excellent communication skills. The Communication Studies degree program is now among the most popular in the College of Liberal Arts.

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Senior Projects from 2015

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The Iconic Blue Box: A Semiotic Analysis of Tiffany & Company Advertisements, Lauren Drewniany

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Josè Mujica's Speech at the UN: a Post-colonial Look at a Neo-colonial Issue, Alberto Ganis

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The Movie "Wild": In Search of a Lost Soul, Jerry Duane Gibson

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“Betches,” “Slams,” and Gender Construction: Satire (Mis)Use in Total Frat Move and Betches Love This, Jenna Gollands

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"Indians Are Not Mascots": Using Critical Race Theory to Examine the Documentary In Whose Honor, Karina Greek

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An Experiment: Instagram Marketing Techniques and Their Effectiveness, Ashley Ha

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A Close Reading Analysis of Bud Light's PacMan Super Bowl Commercial, Sally Hurst

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"Up For Whatever": A Close Reading of Anheuser-Busch Superbowl Advertisement, Jamison Jordan

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Locals Only!: Understanding Localism in San Luis Obispo Surfing, Matthew Alan Khachadoorian

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Environmental Communication Strategies through the use of Posters: A Comparative Analysis, Dacy Marie Lewis

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Investigating Hostility in a Retail Setting, Carlos D. Martinez

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Ethnography of Coachella: Communication within the Intersections of Popular Culture, Fandom, Music, and Performance, Vanessa Minh-Trang Pham

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A Proposal for the program “Information Communication Technology For Development” (ICT4D) to the Cal Poly Campus, Mika Jennifer Raz

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: A Feminist Critique of Lisbeth Salander, Sandra Michelle Robles

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Harmful Recurring Themes in the Media: The Cost of Fifty Shades and Lovelace, Ashley Sanbonmatsu

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The Power and Importance of Emotional Investment in Scholarly Research: An Ethnographic Account of San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Hall, Claire E. Shannon

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The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: A Metaphorical Look at Life, the Universe, and Everything, Thomas David Thompson

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A Critical-Cultural Analysis Of Evolving Music Technology and Human Communication: Should We Let The Music Do The Talking?, Erin Warren

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The Implementation of Communication Theories to Assist in Resolving Perennial International Conflicts, Kelly Witkop