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Who we are


The Communication Department at UC San Diego is distinctive in a number of ways. Our department brings together faculty and graduate students from many different disciplinary backgrounds, and encourages research that cuts across standard boundaries between disciplines and subfields.

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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.

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Read all about the latest achievements and updates from our department in our brand new News page

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In-Person vs. Remote Courses

All UC San Diego Fall quarter courses are currently scheduled to be held in person. Possible adjustments to include remote instruction will be announced in July. For more information please email our Undergraduate Advisor at:

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We make every effort to cover important events, activities, and achievements within our department. If you have news to suggest, please use our NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE FORM.
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Commitments to Actions in Response to the Murder of George Floyd

We extend our deepest solidarity with Black students, staff, and faculty at our university, with Black communities across the country, and with people throughout the world who are grieving. We declare that ALL Black Lives Matter here and across the world.

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COVID-19 Updates

Hear from our Department Chair Dr. Brian Goldfarb about how we are responding and adjusting to the ongoing changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a list of useful resources provided by UC San Diego.

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