Communication Major & Minor

Have you ever wondered if there was a major for talking, writing or telling stories? The Goshen College communication program recognizes that written and verbal communication skills are critical in our everyday lives. Professors take concepts to the next level by providing you with opportunities to practice skills on professional platforms.

You can deejay at our radio station, 91.1 The Globe; anchor the news program, The Correspondent; produce documentaries with our video production company, FiveCore Media; edit the weekly newspaper, The Record; work as a counselor for our youth writing summer camp, Write On Sports; or venture into the community to gather stories for the local news website, Goshen Commons. You could even deliver a speech at the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on campus. Needless to say, communication majors at GC are always learning something new!

As a communication major, you can take classes in journalism, public relations, broadcasting, writing, multimedia and film studies. Courses are interdisciplinary, teaching you the technical skills needed to operate state-of-the-art equipment while also teaching you how to communicate effectively with an eye toward peace and justice.

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Take an inside look at the communication department and see what our majors can offer you.

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GC named Indiana Television School of the Year for fourth time in six years

GC was also runner-up for Indiana Radio School of the Year. Fifteen different GC students earned individual awards in 17 categories, including seven first-place honors.

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Speech on North Korea wins peace oratorical contest

With her speech titled “Through the eyes of people,” Dona Park won the top prize and a chance to enter her speech in the bi-national intercollegiate oratorical contest.

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In Kenya, GC students document stories of sustainability

The Goshen College Communication Department and FiveCore Media recently released two documentaries on the work of Foods Resource Bank (FRB) and its partners in Kenya: "Sunset to Sunrise: Sustainable Living in Ndeiya" and "Culture and Community: The Maasai Shift to Settled Life."

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Students tackle peace issues in annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

Five Goshen College students will present speeches during the 2015 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The annual event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Umble Center and is free and open to the public.

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The Globe nominated for Best College Radio Station in the Nation for fifth consecutive year - The Elkhart Truth

The student-run station won the award from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System in 2011 and 2013, making it the only station to ever win twice.

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