International Business Communication Studies
The Millsaps English Department offers degree programs in Literature in English, Communcation Studies, and Creative Writing. In each of these fields we have designed a curriculum which reflects both our respect for intellectual traditions and an appreciation of the way those traditions have been transformed by the inclusion of other voices.
When most students consider an area of study, one question dominates: what can I do with this degree? If that degree is Communications Studies, then the answer to the question is: just about anything. At the end of this page, there is a list of specific professions traditionally associated with the communications discipline, but one fact ties all of these professions together. In a media-driven and media-saturated world, all employers are looking for skilled communicators.
But there is more to the study of communication than learning a marketable skill set. The Communications Studies major at Millsaps College challenges you to ask a different set of questions: Who am I? Who are we as human beings? How do we relate to one another? The study of communication addresses these questions, challenging us to think about our relationships with others and the world around us.
The field of communication is very broad. It can cover anything from studying dating relationships to learning to manage international conflict, from writing screenplays to studying the effect of political campaigns. In the Millsaps Communications Studies major, we introduce you to the breadth of the communication field, and we focus our attention in three key areas: Media Literacy, Cultural Studies, and Rhetorical Studies.