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As in many southern universities, the Communication Studies Department at Furman was housed in the Department of Drama and Speech throughout most of its history. The department mainly offered courses in public speaking as a service to all the university students and had no major. Then, in 1995, it became a separate department and through the work of its faculty and concerned colleagues from other departments, created a major in 1997. In keeping with the educational philosophy of the liberal arts and humanities, the department offers courses that allow students to develop their oral and written communication skills and study the historical, social, and ethical character of various modes and media of communication. Presently, the department has seven full-time faculty members, two part-time instructors and is expected to have some 20-25 majors in each class.

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