The Communication Studies Department is designed to shape students into professionals who can communicate clearly and work effectively with others, evaluate messages clearly, and use strong decision-making and leadership skills to set visions for the future. With roots in Aristotle's examination of the art of logic, argument, and persuasion, Communication Studies is a unique discipline that examines human interaction and behavior using social scientific approaches to understanding the world. Highly educated and engaged faculty teach courses designed to bridge the gap between the study of psychology (i.e., the mind) and sociology (i.e., the context, the situation) by seeking to better understand human communication through social scientific practices. The curriculum examines human communication through multiple approaches, including a focus on message production, message processing, and message effects in a variety of contexts including interpersonal, group, intercultural, family, health, and social influence. Graduates of the program are uniquely positioned for graduate school and successful careers in a wide variety of fields and industries including health care, technology, education, business, nonprofit agencies, service, retail, sales and global organizations.
Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, Daniel Mahraun, enters the recording studio next week with St. Paul-based early music group The Rose Ensemble. Known for their performances of Medieval and Renaissance music, Rose also tackles under-performed repertoire of other periods and styles. Mahraun will sing the title track of the CD, “A [...]
Interested in learning how to make glass beads? Get your registration in before this course is advertised to the greater F-M area! There will be a 4-day course offered this summer (July 15 – 18). The class will meet from 5 to 7:45 p.m. The course costs $129.00. You will receive more details once your [...]
By: Helmut Schmidt, INFORUM MOORHEAD – In just a few short years, the arc of Joshua Gates’ academic life has gone from meh to marvelous. Gates’ identity at Mayville (N.D.) High School was as a football, basketball, track and baseball standout. But that didn’t transfer to the classroom. He had a 2.5 grade-point average and [...]
By: Kay Cooley, WDAY Watch the video here. Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)– Most musicians hoping to make it big can only dream of one day signing with a record label. But a student run group at MSUM is turning that dream into a reality for local musicians. Behind the books and hours of studying. Lies [...]
Megan Boie, Communication Studies Major
Jesika McCauley, Communication Studies Major