The Department of Communication at UMD strives to provide a comprehensive education with Majors and Minors in Communication and Journalism. Students studying with us can expect to interact with a diverse faculty teaching a wide range of courses that will prepare them for: adapting to and influencing different audiences, creating and critically analyzing messages, becoming keen observers of human nature and human environments, communicating ethically by embracing difference and diversity, influencing public discourse through their understanding of communication, public affairs and leadership, and developing skills in thinking, writing, storytelling, and speaking

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Duluth, MN 55812
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At the end of Fall 2022 semester, after extending multiple opportunities for students to catch up and successfully finish her course, Instructor Susan Perala-Dewey

If one has never been taught how to find common ground and create avenues of communication across difference, how is one to learn those skills?