Become an effective communicator and well-versed in cultural dynamics

The Department of Humanities and Communication focuses on helping students achieve proficiency in the core skills of communication, critical thinking, civic literacy, cultural literacy, cultural literacy and collaborative learning.

As an integral part of the general education program, courses in the Department of Humanities and Communication enable students to develop the skills of critical thinking and investigative inquiry. They also broaden and deepen students’ understanding and appreciation of the highly diverse and rapidly changing society in which they live and its governance.

The department is responsible for general education courses in English, Government, Humanities and Speech that are delivered to all students in all colleges of Embry-Riddle Worldwide. The department's full-time faculty members are experts in composition, literature, communication, government, history, humanities, ethics and world culture.

The department offers a bachelor's program in Communication that now also has a STEM designation (CIP code 09.0702: Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia) and a minor in Communication. The program teaches technical (including aviation and aerospace) and vocabulary while fine-tuning reading and writing skills — all to help foster a technological perspective. This unique focus prepares graduates for a career with traditional media or in corporate communication, aerospace industry communication or technical journalism. The program also allows for specializations in cross-cultural communication or risk, crisis and resilience communication.

Coursework is further designed to give students competency in oral and written communication and in the evaluation and interpretation of information. Students also develop an appreciation for the complexity of the human experience as it is expressed in literature, philosophy, aesthetics and culture. A focus is on effective communication of technology-related information to diverse audiences.

The Humanistic STEM minor provides opportunities to enhance critical thinking skills, improve communication expertise and develop an interdisciplinary mindset. The interdisciplinarity across the meta-disciplines of Humanities and STEM demonstrates to employers that students can think beyond academic silos, using a variety of perspectives in creative problem-solving.

Enroll today and get a head start on becoming the leader of tomorrow.

Research Guides

Humanities & Communication

Bachelor's Degree

Undergraduate Minors

Communication   |   Humanistic STEM

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