Department of Communication

Newcomb Hall, Home of the Department of Communication

About Us

By its very nature, Communication is a dynamic and interdisciplinary department. Our department is organized around the study, ideas and understandings of three key areas:

  • Cultural identities and relationships
  • Texts
  • Structures and institutions

Our department distinctively addresses pressing contemporary issues in Communication and Media Studies, including:

  • The impact of globalization on cultural industries, popular texts, and communication politics.
  • The role of new media technologies in historical and current contexts.
  • Multiculturalism and the role of cultural identity in interpersonal relationships, cross-cultural interactions, and social movements.
  • The comparative state of democracy and citizenship in rhetorical argument and institutional practice.

These areas give our department a unique identity and relate directly to New Orleans and its position in the United States, the Americas, and the world. 

With over 150 majors, our faculty members offer a range of theoretical, historical, and praxis-oriented courses. We offer a Film Studies major and minor, and contribute to the Digital Media Production coordinate minor. Our faculty and department also maintain partnerships with African Diaspora Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, the Digital Media Production major, and Women Studies. As part of our commitment to New Orleans and the University’s undergraduate public service graduation requirement, we offer several service learning courses in video production, media literacy, and cultural production for local nonprofit agencies, educational institutions and businesses.


Communication Dept., Tulane U., 219 Newcomb Hall, 1229 Broadway, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5730