Department of Communication


The UIC Department of Communication is known for research on new technology, political communication, and diversity, culture and visual studies.


Seminar Room

Most graduate courses take place in the department seminar room, BSB 1169. The Department through grant and college funding, has equipped the room as a state-of-the-art smart classroom, with executive seating, indirect lighting, surround sound, large-format high-resolution screen, wireless access, and the equipment for multi-national videotape, CD, DVD, computer monitor display for presentation software and internet browsing, and overhead (opaque) document projection using a laptop, mouse, and remote controls.

Mobile Media Lab

The Department maintains a computer lab in BSB 1167 for faculty and graduate student use. The lab contains Mac computers connected to the campus network. Most software packages needed for research are available on the network.


The lab is open during the weekday business hours, and users need iCard swipe access. To receive authorization for iCard swipe access, you must first attend a one-hour training session, which takes place only once at the beginning of each term.

Teleconferencing Studio

The Department has equipped a teleconferencing studio in BSB 1155. The room can host distance interviews for research using a high-speed internet connection for simultaneous video and audio interactions.

Public Speaking Lab

The Department has established a home base for the teaching of public speaking in BSB 1153. The room has spaces for graduate-student instructors to meet in individual consultation with undergraduates enrolled in public speaking courses, and also has several laptops with cameras and digital video playback capabilities for students in the courses to have their speeches recorded and critiqued.

Wireless Internet

The Department has wireless internet connectivity which is accessible to students with a UIC net ID and password. For information, see the UIC ACCC Public Wireless page.


The department copier also serves as a scanner and network printer for preparing instructional materials. Faculty and graduate assistants in the Department receive a monthly copy allocation to use for teaching materials. The Department does not allow personal copying or permit the use of its printing capabilities for one’s own courses as a student. However, faculty and graduate students have unlimited use of the scanning capabilities in the lab and on the copier and can send scanned documents to an e-mail address without charge. The University also provides each student and faculty member with printing privileges (U-Print) in its open labs (the equivalent of 150 one-sided or 300 two-sided copies per semester).

Department of Communication
1007 W Harrison Street (MC 132)
Behavioral Sciences Building 1140
Chicago IL 60607

Phone: (312) 996-3187 | Fax: (312) 413-2125

Last Modified: Tue 01 Nov 2011 02:49:51 PM CDT