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Why Communication, Media & Rhetoric

  • Communication, Media and Rhetoric at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Communication, Media and Rhetoric at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Communication, Media and Rhetoric at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Communication, Media and Rhetoric at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Communication, Media and Rhetoric at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Communication, Media and Rhetoric at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Communication, Media and Rhetoric at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Communication, Media and Rhetoric at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Communication, Media and Rhetoric at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Communication, Media and Rhetoric at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Communication, Media and Rhetoric at the University of Minnesota, Morris

The faculty and students in the Communication, Media and Rhetoric (CMR) Discipline are dedicated to creating an exciting and intellectually stimulating atmosphere for you. The CMR curriculum introduces Morris students to the multidimensional nature of communication; promotes the skills of lifelong learning for producers and consumers of messages; and develops the capabilities for active involvement in a participatory democracy.

If you are a CMR major, your curriculum begins with the Discipline core and public speaking courses. You then take electives from each of the communications, media, and rhetoric branches of the Discipline. Some options include working at KUMM, the Morris student radio station; writing for the campus newspaper, the University Register; learning digital production and new technologies; examining communication theory; and many others.

The CMR major concludes with the capstone seminar, where you put all your experience together into a final project of your own design.

The CMR Discipline is also popular as part of a double major, or as a minor. CMR minors take two core courses and a public speaking course, followed by 10 credits from the CMR catalogue (in any combination) to complete the curriculum.