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If you are looking for a program that will allow you to apply your diverse interests and talents to manage and improve communications among a multitude of professional and personal interactions, we invite you to join our dynamic team of teachers and learners in an exciting journey to realize your potential and fulfill your promise

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University of Jamestown Communication Arts Distinctions

The mission of the Department of Communication Arts is to provide students with a solid understanding of the communication discipline and its relevance to their lives; to prepare students for further education, career, and life beyond the University of Jamestown; and to teach critical thinking skills that will assist them in life-long learning.

The Department of Communication Arts offers a diverse curriculum in three different concentrations of the communications discipline. Instructional emphasis is put on the theories and practicalities of the field, as well as hands-on learning of the technology and practical skills required in an ever-changing environment.  Department distinctions and opportunities include:

        • Three degree concentrations: Convergent Media, Human Resources & Organizational Communication, and Interpersonal Communication.
        • Co-curricular participation in the department’s Student Media Center, home to:
              • The multiple award-winning student newspaper, TheCollegian and its companion website, www.ujcollegian.com
                          • KJKR 88.1 FM, a 4,000 watt FM radio station reaching more than 30,000 listeners
                        • KJKR-TV 16, a student-run cable television station serving over 8,800 homes in parts of four counties
        • Small class sizes with the focus on excellence in teaching and student learning
  • Significant opportunities for hands-on field experience, and co-curricular activities

 

Proven Success

                                • Graduates successfully employed in political communications; local, statewide, and national media organizations; strategic and public relations jobs; human resources management positions; and other career fields where the study of communication is paramount to success
                                • Our majors have also gone on to successful study in graduate school

 

Specific coursework for this major is outlined in the downloadable courses and requirements. Courses & Requirements

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

DEPARTMENT CHAIR Paash-Irene
Irene Paasch, PhDProfessor

Certifications/Degrees: MA, Columbia University; PhD, University of Kansas
Teaches: Oral Interpretation of Literature; Interpersonal Communication; Communication Theory; Cross-Cultural Communication; Nonverbal Communication; Diversity Communication; International Communication; and Communication Honors Research Methods

Email:paasch@uj.edu
Creasy_Dana Dana Creasy, MAAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: MA, Temple University
Teaches: Understanding the Media; Video Journalism; Publicity/PR; Politics Mass Media/Persuasion; Broadcast/Digital News Writing; Multimedia Storytelling; Film Analysis; Radio/Digital Audio News Reporting; and Comm. Ethics/Law

Email:dcreasy@uj.edu
Hunt-Liz Liz Hunt, MAInstructor

Certifications/Degrees: MA, North Dakota State University
Teaches: Introduction to Communication Studies; Fundamentals of Public Speaking; Business and Professional Communication; and Organizational Communication

Email:lhunt@uj.edu
Adjunct Faculty
  • University of Jamestown
    Department of Communication Arts
    6060 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405