Difference between revisions of "Brigham Young University. Dept. of Communications"

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The Department of Communications was established in 1963 and was part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Previous to this time, communications courses were part of the Department of Journalism in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Those who served as department chairmen were:  Oliver R. Smith (1964-1966), J. Morris Richards (1966-1972), Edwin O. Haroldsen (1972-1975), M. Dallas Burnett (1975-1980); Brent D. Peterson (1980-1983), J. LaVar Bateman (1983-1986), Ralph D. Barney (1986-1987), Gordon Whiting (1987-1991), David P. Forsyth (1991-1996), Leonard L. Bartlett (1996-1998), Laurie J. Wilson (1998-2002), Michael K. Perkins (2002-2004), Edward E. Adams (2004-2008), Bradley L. Rawlins (2008-2012), and Edward E. Adams (2012- ).
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The Department of Communications was established in 1963 and was part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Previous to this time, communications courses were part of the Department of Journalism in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Those who served as department chairmen were:  Oliver R. Smith (1964-1966), J. Morris Richards (1966-1972), Edwin O. Haroldsen (1972-1975), M. Dallas Burnett (1975-1980); Brent D. Peterson (1980-1983), J. LaVar Bateman (1983-1986), Ralph D. Barney (1986-1987), Gordon Whiting (1987-1991), David P. Forsyth (1991-1996), Leonard L. Bartlett (1996-1998), Laurie J. Wilson (1998-2002), Michael K. Perkins (2002-2004), Edward E. Adams (2004-2008), Bradley L. Rawlins (2008-2012), and Edward E. Adams (2012- ). Edward L. Carter is the current department chair as of 2018.
  
 
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YNews, Sept. 14, 2012: p. 4 (Ed Adams appointed dept. chair, replaces Brad Rawlins)
 
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Brigham Young University Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2019 (Edward L. Carter, Chair)
  
 
==Maintenance Information==
 
==Maintenance Information==

Revision as of 13:19, 28 August 2019

The Department of Communications was established in 1963 and was part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Previous to this time, communications courses were part of the Department of Journalism in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Those who served as department chairmen were: Oliver R. Smith (1964-1966), J. Morris Richards (1966-1972), Edwin O. Haroldsen (1972-1975), M. Dallas Burnett (1975-1980); Brent D. Peterson (1980-1983), J. LaVar Bateman (1983-1986), Ralph D. Barney (1986-1987), Gordon Whiting (1987-1991), David P. Forsyth (1991-1996), Leonard L. Bartlett (1996-1998), Laurie J. Wilson (1998-2002), Michael K. Perkins (2002-2004), Edward E. Adams (2004-2008), Bradley L. Rawlins (2008-2012), and Edward E. Adams (2012- ). Edward L. Carter is the current department chair as of 2018.

Variant names

Brigham Young University. College of Fine Arts and Communications. Dept. of Communications

Brigham Young University. Communications Dept.

Description

Established: 1963

Location: Provo, Utah (1963- )

Functions

To provide a professional program in communications which includes a broad base of general education, thorough orientation in the processes, functions and responsibilities of mass communication, and the development of skills in fact finding, analysis, and communication through the mass media. The department also seeks to provide service courses to help students from other departments develop desired communication skills.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The department was administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean. The department was associated with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (1964).

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Fine Arts and Communications (1963- )

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Journalism (1963)

Subordinate unit: Daily Universe (2010-)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Communications Research Center (1977- )

Associated unit: Brigham Young University. News Bureau (1964-1978)

Associated unit: Brigham Young University. Public Communications (1978-1997)

Associated unit: Brigham Young University. University Communications (1978-1997)

Associated Archival Materials

Records of the Department Chair, 1933-1972 1950-1970 (UA 560)

Correspondence and Records of the Speech and Dramatic Arts Department, 1917 (UA 87)

Sources

Brigham Young University, 1975: v. 3 p. 82 (major reorganization of the Journalism Department in 1963 led to the addition of the Department of Communications)

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1962-64: p. 285 (Communications courses were part of the Department of Journalism in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.)

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1964-66: p. 422 (Oliver R. Smith, Chair)

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1966-68: p. 465 (J. Morris Richards, Chair)

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1972-73: p. 545 (Edwin O. Haroldsen, Chair)

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1975-76: p. 248 (M. Dallas Burnett, Chair)

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1980-81: p. 88 (Brent D. Peterson, Chair)

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1983-84: p. 352 (J. LaVar Bateman, Chair)

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1986-87: p. 305 (Ralph D. Barney, Chair)

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1987-88: p. 306 (Gordon Whiting, Chair)

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-97: p. 424 (Leonard L. Bartlett, Chair)

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-99: p. 427 (Laurie J. Wilson, Chair)

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-03: p. 431 (Michael K. Perkins, Chair)

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-05: p. 416 (Edward E. Adams, Chair)

Brigham Young University Bulletin Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-09: Accessed online at: http://saas.byu.edu/catalog/2008-2009ucat/departments/Communications/Comms.php on 10/21/2009. (Bradley R. Rawlins, Chair)

YNews, Sept. 14, 2012: p. 4 (Ed Adams appointed dept. chair, replaces Brad Rawlins)

Brigham Young University Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2019 (Edward L. Carter, Chair)

Maintenance Information

Record ID:EAC-2009-00378

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