Acquisition of the native language and communicative competencies are shaped not only by our biology, but also by cultural forces. In the Children and Communication module, students will study the interplay between these forces.
Principles of health communication will be applied and examined in the context of their impact on patient safety, individual and population health outcomes, and organizational workflow in healthcare systems.
The Performance and Activism module explores how modes of performance inspire and generate activism toward human rights in areas of freedom of expression, environmental and economic justice, gender rights, and political equity.
Responding to the heightened enthusiasm for the generation of new works in the SoC, the Playwriting module is designed to nurture a community of playwrights, ultimately preparing them to present themselves effectively to the profession.
The Sound Cultures module explores the interdisciplinary field of sound studies with attention to sound as cultural expression, creative practice, and a key component in the study of performance as communication.
The Theatre for Young Audiences module will allow students to heighten the synergy between active student groups, Evanston and Chicago community and professional companies, production work, and coursework.
Modules are highly focused programs of study that include related coursework, co-curriculars and pre-professional experiences, and culminate in the creation of a capstone project. In modules, communities of diverse learners and experts help you bridge theory and practice. These communities are led by School of Communication faculty—artists, scientists, and researchers who by and large are as visible and experienced outside university gates as within them. The faculty leaders are supported by advisory boards that bring industry insiders to the table to provide even more practical insight.