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Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre

Welcome to the Department of Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre. The Department offers communication courses that feature both performance activities and emphasize the theory, history, and criticism of rhetorical communication. The Department is the home of the St. John’s University Debate Society providing students opportunities to compete in British Parliamentary debate tournaments throughout the United States and abroad. Our experienced faculty pursues a teaching philosophy that helps students achieve personal fulfillment, civic engagement and career success. In addition to providing public speaking classes for hundreds of students every semester, the Department also offers a major in Rhetoric and Public Address, minors in public address and several communication specialties, and a minor in Theatre.

Department Contact

Michelle Semetis
Department Chair Secretary
Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre
St. John Hall 344
Tel: 718-990-6451
Fax: 718-990-2435
[email protected]

Office Hours
Mon. - Thurs., 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.