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.
You are invited to play in the 2013 “Wally Open” Saturday, June 22 at Moorhead’s Village Green Golf Course. In its third year, this casual event is a fundraiser for a scholarship fund at Minnesota State University Moorhead. The Dave Wallace Scholarship was created in honor of Dave Wallace, a well-known local artist who graduated [...]
An exhibition of work created by faculty members from the MSUM Department of Art & Design is now on display at the HoDo Restaurant in Fargo. The faculty were featured in an opening on Monday evening. Those faculty displaying work include Andrew Stark, Zhimin Guan, Loral Iverson-Hannaher, Brad Bachmeier, Carl Oltvedt, Jim Park, Allen Sheets, [...]
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 [...]
Megan Boie, Communication Studies Major
Jesika McCauley, Communication Studies Major