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Department of Mass Communication
Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex 218-755-2915
Ms. Louise Mengelkoch (Chair; firstname.lastname@example.org), Mr. Virgil Bakken, Ms. Valica Boudry, Mr. Roger Paskvan, Mr. Carl Sewall
Historically, mass communication has been the primary means by which a society relays information to and entertains the public. Technological advances have promoted instantaneous, global, and persistent presentation of images and ideas. Although the media continue to reflect society, their ability to influence public opinion and the actions of groups and individuals has increased.
The Department of Mass Communication offers a wide range of major-minor combinations and encourages students to work in both the print and electronic media. Writing skills are emphasized. Intensive classroom and laboratory experiences include the study of historical, practical, and theoretical aspects of mass communication. These experiences help prepare students for the challenge of the rapid technological changes they will encounter as they move through their careers.
Students are required to attain a 2.50 average in Mass Communication courses before being approved for graduation with a Mass Communication major or minor.
See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation.Recommended High School Courses
Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or complement their major.
Transfer Students: At least one-third of the credits to be included in the major must be successfully completed at Bemidji State University.