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Communication

Learn the Skills that Employers are Demanding

Students in the Department of Communication examine the workings of our information society and the broad influence of the media. The department focuses on two areas—media studies and rhetoric. Students gain an understanding of media industries and learn to develop persuasive arguments and to communicate them effectively in speaking and writing. Combined with training in research methods and a robust internship program—students graduate with the critical thinking skills in high demand by employers.

Expansive Internship Program

The Department of Communication requires an internship of all communication majors, and our internships are with top-notch organizations including widely recognized leaders in advertising, marketing, media management, journalism, and others—providing a competitive edge when looking for a job.

Internship Locations
  • Brickfish
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Chicago Public Radio
  • Chicago Sky
  • Cumulus Media
  • FACETS Multimedia
  • The Field Museum
  • NBC 5 Chicago
  • Ravenswood Media
  • Ravinia Festival
  • Starcom Mediavest
  • WGN-TV
Our Professors are Experts in…
  • Mass Communication Theory
  • Theoretical Perspectives on New Media
  • Feminist Rhetoric
  • American Public Address
  • Argumentation Theory
  • Rhetoric of Science and Religion
  • New Media and Communication Technologies
  • Rhetoric of Humor
  • Film and Video Production
Popular Courses
  • New Media and Society
  • Media Systems and Institutions
  • Race, Class, Gender, and the Media
  • Rhetorical Presidency: 2016 Election
  • Women’s Rhetoric and Feminist Critique

Did You Know? 

Princeton Review lists Lake Forest College as one of the top colleges to study communication.

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Everything in my Lake Forest experience has led me to achieving my academic and career goals.