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Department of Communication

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

Physical location:
1201 Larimer Street
3rd Floor, Suite 3014
Denver, CO 80204

Phone: (303) 315-1919
Fax: (303) 315-1920
Email: Michelle Médal

Faculty Profile

Amy Hasinoff

Jim Stratman

Dr. Jim Stratman's forthcoming book, to be published by Routledge and due out later this year, is based upon his experiences over the last decade serving as an expert witness in federal pension fraud cases under the Employment Retirement Income Securities Act of 1974 (ERISA). The book investigates how the principles of Gricean pragmatics and their recent elaboration in Information Manipulation Theory (IMT) can be of use to courts faced with deciding cases of allegedly fraudulent pension benefit disclosures.

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Department of Communication

Welcome to the Department of Communication!

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

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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: