Nido R. Qubein School of Communication Philosophy & Mission
The curriculum at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication was designed consistent with the following four principles:
- Communication education is Multidisciplinary. The school recognizes that communication is enhanced when practitioners are knowledgeable of other academic traditions.
- Communication education operates in a Global environment. The school recognizes that contemporary communication is not contained by national boundaries but is influenced by local, regional, national and ethnic cultures.
- Communication education should be Experiential. The school believes that communication theories and processes are best learned through direct and frequent application by students.
- Communication education must be based on Ethical principles. The school holds that all communication should be readily available, but recognizes that words and images have broad societal impact and should be delivered in appropriate media to appropriate audiences.
The Nido Qubein School of Communication balances theory and application courses in a multidisciplinary environment, enabling students and faculty to think, speak, write and produce strategic messages about a broad range of ideas and issues. The school is committed to:
- Collaboration between students and faculty in and out of the classroom
- Independent thought and critical thinking that produces ethically aware, historically informed, and socially engaged citizens prepared for leadership in the global community
- Culturally diverse team-based learning experiences
- A universal right to creative expression