31.07.2017

Speech communication

As an academic discipline, Communication examines communication between people. Human interaction is regarded as the basis on which interpersonal relationships, groups and teams, organizations, communities and cultures are constructed. Communication aims at developing knowledge about interactional processes and communicative behavior. The discipline focuses on contacts and bonds between people, both in private and public contexts, and both face-to-face and mediated through various communication technologies.

The focus of professional expertise in Communication is on interpersonal relations, small group processes and organizational communication, as well as on the personal, social, contextual, and cultural factors impacting communication behavior. We mainly concentrate on interpersonal and group communication in working life. The Communication program offers the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy.

The program prepares students for versatile expert roles in the multicultural working life. Our graduates are communication specialists in such fields as education, business, communication technologies, media, administration, politics, and cultural life. The demand for expertise in interpersonal and group communication is on the rise in such areas as the design of communication technology applications, human resources management, leadership, and development of professional communication competence. Expertise in interpersonal collaboration and co-operation, in argumentation and persuasion as well as in ethical questions related to communication is required to achieve success in all activities across society.