Our Mission

Vision Statement

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication defines new models of intellectual inquiry and practice that bring diverse humanistic perspectives to bear on technological invention and innovation.

Mission Statement

The School’s mission is to lead the region, the nation, and the world in researching and teaching the ways the humanities shape and are shaped by science and technology. Understanding technologies in their cultural contexts is fundamental to invention and innovation. The School’s diverse faculty and students assess and inform technological and scientific change by creating, analyzing, and critiquing a broad range of media forms and cultural practices.


Humanistic Perspectives in a Technological World

Core Principles

We provide humanistic perspectives in a technological world. We value and champion the ideal of inclusive excellence. We strive to be one of the leading academic units working at the intersection of the humanities, social sciences, and science/technology.

Core Practices

We practice collaborative and interdisciplinary research, learning, and teaching to address complex social and cultural issues. We critically assess and contextualize technological and scientific change. We create, analyze, and critique a broad range of media forms and cultural practices.