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Communication Program


The mission of the Communication Arts program at Minot State University is to prepare students to live and work successfully in a world of technology-driven global communication environment of the 21st century. The COMM Arts department keeps students up to date with speech and theater innovations. Students also gain the ability to develop skills and attitudes which promote free inquiry, critical thinking, receptiveness toward divergent viewpoints, and willingness to support unpopular ideas.

Communication Arts Department (3 Programs)

Communication Program Goals
Student earning a BA in Communication are evaluated in four areas of knowledge/skills. There areas are:

  • Basic knowledge of historical, theoretical, critical areas of communication.
  • Basic knowledge and skills associated with production elements of communication events.
  • Basic knowledge and skills associated with leadership/advocacy and behavior.
  • Submission of research and creative work to applicable scholarly and interest groups on local, regional, and national levels.

Communication Program Outcomes

  • Identify, analyze and explain concepts of historical, theoretical, and critical nature appropriate to their respective study of communication.
  • Select applicable communication components, arrange them in a effective organizational pattern, and perform in appropriate venues.
  • Utilize leadership/advocacy, knowledge, skills and behavior in service and professional contexts.
  • Write and submit scholarly and creative work to appropriate outlets.