Students and faculty in the Civic Communication and Media department examine the role of communication, media, and technology in our communities. Through research and experiential learning, Civic Communication and Media students learn to recognize the available means of persuasion, communicate effectively in a variety of media, and address contemporary issues.
The Civic Communication and Media department is nationally recognized for excellence and innovation. In 2017 the Association of American Colleges and Universities selected Civic Communication and Media as a model of civic learning for other universities nationwide. Civic Communication and Media and faculty are leaders in their field who are the recepients of national and university awards for teaching and scholarship.
On the vibrant Willamette campus, the Civic Communication and Media department maximizes its location in Ford Hall, a LEED Gold building across the street from the Oregon State Capitol and the Oregon State Supreme Court.
Learning extends beyond the classroom for Civic Communication and Media students, who have opportunities to intern at communication and technology firms, to design persuasive campaigns for local organizations, to delve into history through archival research, to lead community events, and to actively participate in state government.