The Department of Communication's Community Service and Public Affairs Pathway offers students a variety of courses meant to build the skills and experiences needed to practice communication for the common good. These courses focus on changing notions of citizenship, the norms of participation in our democracy, and the ethics of persuasion, argumentation, and social transformation. These courses also offer hands-on experiences for practicing leadership and handling conflict in real world situations. Students who focus their efforts in this pathway will therefore complete their Communication major with the skills required to work in the public sector and to act for social justice. This pathway is an ideal choice for students whose career goals focus less on accumulating wealth and power than on increasing understanding and tolerance, nurturing a sensitivity to diversity, and inculcating more respectful and thoughtful public deliberation.