Communication, Media, and Rhetoric


University of Minnesota Morris
Welcome Center
600 E Fourth Street
Morris, MN 56267


Do you enjoy lively conversation? 
Do you find yourself scrutinizing arguments? 
Are you curious about communication across cultures? 
Do you want to know what the law says about free speech? 
Do you like to discuss television and films?

Then you have found your place at Morris in the Communication, Media & Rhetoric Discipline (CMR) at Morris.

Twitter, texting, 24-hour cable news, web 2.0, blogs, wikis, Facebook, and e-everything means keeping up with the flow of communications today is harder.

The CMR Discipline at Morris gives you the chance to learn how communication really works, and how to make your words—from tweets to thesis—effective.

You can study:

  • Communication
  • Mass media
  • Rhetoric
  • Free speech

And as a CMR student at Morris, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about ethical and effective communication in diverse settings and contexts
  • Participate in speaking, writing, and listening
  • Create evaluations and analyses of a variety of types of communication
  • Learn how to produce and understand media

CMR students at Morris also have opportunities to be a part of:

  • National and international student exchange programs
  • Internships
  • Service learning
  • Faculty research
  • Gain experiences through student activities on campus such as the University Register (campus newspaper) and KUMM (student radio)

Graduate in Four Years