Communication as a field of study covers the various ways by which humans communicate. It focuses on how verbal and non-verbal messages are used to create meanings in different contexts using diverse media platforms. It includes a broad range of subject matter ranging from the study of communication in interpersonal relationships, groups, organizations, and cultures.
The increasing complexity and multifaceted nature of contemporary society makes communication competencies a key to survival and advancement in today’s knowledge society. Communication practitioners, in whatever medium or channel, have an important role to play in the various fields and sectors of society. Communication Education can address this increasing need for the skills and competencies of communication professionals.