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Department of Communication

About NPACE

History

In 2001, the Communication Department at Columbus State University applied service learning by experience techniques to the curriculum for the first time in two courses - Political Communication and Group Communication.

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Mission

The Non Profit and Civic Engagement Center, through the CSU Communication Department, aims to foster civic engagement (where students design and implement strategies to assist partner nonprofit agencies and faculty and on-loan professionals see the difference their service makes) while serving as a bridge connecting our human and capacity building resources to meet the operational needs of community nonprofits and the training needs of communication students.

Approach

Under the guidance of Communication Department professors, our majors are first exposed to service learning in sophomore-level courses (e.g. Public Relations, Community-Building, Interactive Web Design, Communication Research, and Training and Development).

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