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Department of Communication

Campus Box:
Campus Box 176
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Physical location:
Auraria Campus
Plaza Building Room 102
955 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80204

Phone: (303) 556-2591
Email: Michelle Médal

Faculty Profile

Amy Hasinoff

Amy Hasinoff

Dr. Amy Hasinoff's interests lie at the intersection of gender, sexuality, new media, and popular culture. Her forthcoming book on sexting investigates how people respond to sexting across mass mediated, legal, and educational settings. "People often think that the best way to approach sexting is to simply discourage it and advise teenagers to abstain from sexting," says Hasinoff. "However, if we do that we're missing out on an important conversation about our expectations and rights to privacy."

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Department of Communication

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The Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver enriches understanding of the roles of communication in everyday life, organizational settings, and public affairs. While the roots of the study of communication trace back to the ancient arts of philosophy, rhetoric, and aesthetics, its contemporary practices speak to the opportunities and dilemmas of participating in a globalized, mediated, and multicultural society.

A major in Communication develops knowledge and skills that are required for many different fields, including advertising, business, international relations, education, public service, government and politics, health care, and public relations. Because college graduates are expected to change careers approximately seven times over the course of their lives, and because employers across a wide variety of fields primarily seek applicants with strong oral and written communication skills, a degree in communication is a versatile and timely choice.

Earning a degree in communication equips students with the interpersonal, written, and verbal skills employers rank as their most desired employee qualities according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers​.  ​

For undergraduates, we offer:

  • Bachelor of Arts program with your choice of seven different pathways designed to meet your area of interest.
  • minor designed to provide students who are not communication majors with knowledge and skills in communication that are useful in any discipline or profession.
  • Two certificate programs to enhance your skills in either mediation or public relations.
  • Our Master of Arts program is a generalist degree with either a professional or academic track.  We also offer a graduate certificate in public relations to enhance or upgrade your skills.

We offer several courses online.