Communication studies courses are generally held in Main. Faculty offices are located in Campus House.

Majors may also apply their skills as contributors to Luther's radio station (KWLC) and the student newspaper (Chips), both located in Dahl Centennial Union.

The communication studies department also supports a Speech and Debate Center, which serves any student preparing an oral presentation for a class, cocurricular organization, or outside group. The Speech and Debate Center is staffed by specially trained, upper-level communication majors who can provide expert advice in speech preparation and delivery. These advanced students will consult on:

  • audience analysis
  • topic selection
  • thesis development
  • organization and outlining
  • use of supporting materials
  • presentation aids
  • effective delivery

Speech and Debate Center staff will also record the speaker as he or she practices the presentation and will review it with the speaker to give constructive feedback and tips for improvement.

The Speech and Debate Center is located in Preus Library Room 100 and is open Sunday through Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Drop in or appointments are available.