- Pirate Politics and Cultural Suppression in the Digital AgeThe Texas A&M Department of Communication’s Dr. Patrick Burkart is no stranger to the world of digital music, cyber-liberties, and the politics of culture sharing. In his newest book, Pirate Politics: The New Information Policy Contests, he addresses the saga of The Pirate Bay.
- The Potential Healing Power of Talking With Your Doctor
- Civic Dialogue & Leadership's Project Presidents' DayTo honor America's presidents we present eight mini-critiques of some of the most important moments in American presidential rhetoric.
Welcome to the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University
Texas A&M's Department of Communication serves the State of Texas by annually educating over 1,000 B.A., M.A., and Ph.D students. The department offers majors and minors in Health Communication, Organizational Communication, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, and Telecommunication and Media Studies. Our graduates learn the writing and oral communication skills that employers desire as well as learn the critical thinking skills necessary to be active citizens and successful leaders.
Our 23 faculty members conduct research, publish books and academic articles, lecture, and consult around the world. In a 2004 national reputation study conducted by the National Communication Association, Texas A&M's Department of Communication ranked 1st for our scholarship in Organizational Communication, 7th in Health Communication, 8th in Communication and Technology, 11th in Rhetorical Communication, and 12th in Political Communication out of over 750 Communication programs in the United States. Our faculty are also outstanding educators: many of our faculty have won prestigious teaching awards, including the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching.