Take an inside look at the Comm Department and see what our majors can offer you
Check out the latest student and department news in the spring edition of COMMEDIA.
Premiering April 17 @ 7pm in the Goshen Theater, “Breaking Down Barriers: Journeys of Apostle Paul” is a documentary produced by our Communication students and faculty that explores the trials Paul experienced on his missionary journeys.
For the second year in a row, Goshen College’s radio station, WGCS 91.1 The Globe and GCTV have been named Radio School of the Year and Television School of the Year, respectively, by the IASB College Broadcasting Competition.
Speaking on “Laos’ history of war: The need for UXO removal,” Goshen College sophomore Jacob Putnam, from Chicago, Ill., placed first in Goshen College’s 2013 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on Feb. 19
Whether you want to become a graphic designer or reporter, a filmmaker or teacher, Goshen’s Communication Department offers opportunities to be educated culturally and trained professionally.
On campus, be an on-air personality on 91.1 The Globe (Goshen’s radio station that was named the best college station in the nation last year), report on student issues for the campus’ weekly newspaper The Record, or put yourself behind the one of the cameras of the Correspondent, the college’s biweekly television news broadcast.
Internships are required of all communication majors, so don’t worry about getting off campus experience. In the past, students have interned at local radio and television stations, local newspapers and local businesses.
And you’ll be pushed beyond traditional boundaries, too. In the past, students have travelled to Swaziland to report on the HIV/AIDS pandemic; spent a week producing a daily newspaper at a denominational convention and travelled across the country developing a documentary on women of color.
- Major in Broadcasting / Minor in Broadcasting
- There are endless opportunities for broadcasting majors at Goshen College who are preparing to be creative, ethical, responsible leaders in the expanding and converging areas of broadcast and multimedia. Professors who are also experienced professionals provide theory and critical analysis with production courses, giving technological instruction and guiding students in original hands-on projects. The major combines coursework with immersion in co-curricular radio and TV broadcasting.
- Major in Communication with 3 areas of concentration / Minor in Communication
- If you want to be prepared for a broad range of career opportunities in the communication field, this major equips you to be a knowledgeable, ethical, effective professional. In addition to developing strong verbal and written communication skills, you will understand the crucial role that communication has in our everyday lives – from interpersonal relationships to bridging cultural differences, thinking critically about the role of mass media in society to navigating new technology. This major is an excellent choice for those with multiple interests and gifts.
- Major in Journalism / Minor in Journalism
- Journalism majors understand their field as a public service essential to democracy and global understanding. Professors with real-world experience teach the fundamentals and introduce emerging forms in new media. This is an exciting time to enter the field as opportunities expand in new media reporting. At Goshen College, you can begin practicing your craft from your first semester, taking on reporting assignments for the campus newspaper or student-directed news broadcast.
- Major in Public Relations / Minor in Public Relations
- Public relations is a dynamic career field with endless opportunities for specialization. Whether you are interested in working in the business sector or for non-profit or international organizations, cross-disciplinary coursework and internships teach you to think critically and analytically, write and speak effectively, work with management goals, develop leadership skills, understand diverse communities.
- Minor in Multimedia Communication
- In the world of Web 2.0, jobs requiring understanding of multiple mediums are in demand. This concentration prepares you to use new media tools that incorporate written and visual material and understand digital resources.
- Minor in Writing