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English & Communication

The Department of English and Communication houses the Rural Studies tracks in Writing and Communication and Agricultural Communication.   These courses of study aim to develop students’ skills in critical thinking and written and oral communication. Students are encouraged to explore ideas thoroughly and critically from all vantage points and to express their creativity through a broad liberal education. Students receive extensive training and have multiple opportunities to develop professional personas as they enhance academic and professional writing skills and large and small group communication skills; they also have opportunities for internships and work opportunities that connect academic course work with real world practical experience. As well, students have the opportunity to explore the world’s great literatures, develop their creative writing abilities, and get experience with print and broadcast journalism.