Undergraduate Studies

Communication at UCSD is a field of study that emphasizes the role of technologies of communication in shaping human experience and relationships. It draws from a range of disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, sociology, political science, and visual arts.

Undergraduates learn interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing communication:

  • Situated practices approaches emphasize language, bodily activities, and design shape consciousness and identity. This approach is the focus of Comm 10 and Comm 100A.
  • Interpretive strategies approaches emphasize how to see, question, and remake the images, film, texts, and symbolbs we are immersed in everyday. This approach is the focus of Comm 10 and Comm 100B.
  • Social forces emphasize the institutions, business models, and production processes that make the media and control content. This approach is the focus of Comm 10 and Comm 100C.