What extracurricular activities are associated with the major?
Students majoring in communication studies might want to consider participating in the activities of The Franklin Debating Society. Members compete intercollegiately in debate and a range of forensics activities. The Society hosts the touring British debaters in the Fall and a 19th Century-style debating event in its 10th year in 2010.Students might also consider getting involved in campus radio and television operations. What they do varies from year to year. Participation can enhance one’s major program significantly.
Honors and Honor Societies?
Debaters and forensics participants can win Branch and Sutherlin Oratory Medals that date back to the 19th Century.Students from throughout the college can compete and win the Hugh Scott Oratory Award, a cash prize for outstanding persusive speaking. This award, supported by alum members of the Franklin Society, is becoming an important tradition on the R-MC campus.
The communication studies program will also be very shortly developing a chapter a Lambda Pi Eta, a national honorary sponsored by the National Communication Association. Members of the Franklin Debating Society may become members of the national forensics honorary Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha.