Why Communication, Media, and Rhetoric

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 students to the multidimensional nature of communication
  • Promotes the skills of lifelong learning for producers and consumers of messages
  • Develops the capabilities for active involvement in a participatory democracy

If you are a CMR major:

  • Curriculum begins with the six discipline core and public speaking courses.

  • You then take electives from each of the communications, media, and rhetoric branches of the Discipline. 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
  • A capstone seminar, where you put all your experience together into a final project of your own design

CMR minors:

  • Take two core courses
  • Public speaking course
  • 10 credits from the CMR catalogue (in any combination) to complete the curriculum