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Not long ago, Communications wasn’t considered a major—only English and theater. Join Professor Julian Costa on Friday, November 9, for a talk about his book on the educator who helped change that!

Communications wasn’t always something you could major in. Not too long ago, it was considered part of an English or theater degree—not a separate discipline all its own. When that mentality began to change in the ’60s, an educator named David Campbell started teaching. “The disciplinary focus began to shift from performance to analysis, critique, and the use of electronic media such as television, motion picture, and eventually, the computer,” Communications Studies Professor Julian Costa writes. “During this span of time, Campbell had to keep up with all of these changes, and in doing so, paved a diverse, progressive career path that is exemplar of how the teaching of communication has evolved while the discipline grew.”

Join Professor Costa for a talk regarding his recently published book, David Campbell: Story of a Career, to learn more about Campbell’s fascinating history teaching the major we know and love today:

Friday, November 9, 2018
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Fishbowl, Birnbaum Library
NYC Campus