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The Department of Communicology (formerly Speech) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa houses a nationally-ranked program focused on research and education in human communication processes and functions. The mission of the Department is to advance research, theory, and education in the communication field. Our curriculum is organized around four foci: message processing, relational communication, social influence, and intercultural communication.
The Communicology Department was called the Department of Speech for the better part of three decades. Three decades ago, the faculty and curriculum of the Department were indeed consistent with what is traditionally considered a speech program.
The teaching of Speech at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (originally named “the College of Hawaii”) began during the 1910-1911 school year through the English Department. Two courses, Public Speaking and Argumentation and Debate, were taught by Prof. Arthur L. Andrews. The English Department additionally offered courses in English composition and theatre (Fujimoto, 1949).
The Department of Communicology gives awards to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students each year. Informatio...
Two faculty members in the Department of Communicology earned top paper awards at the Ce...