New assistant professor Kate Lockwood Harris’ research looks at the complex relationship between violence and communication. One of the central questions Harris is dissecting is how colleges respond to sexual violence in the context of Title IX.
Professor Mark Pedelty’s Environmental Communication course provides students a unique learning opportunity to explore environmental issues and learn how best to communicate about them. “I want students to engage beyond the confines of the classroom and take a more hands-on approach to learning. It’s a different narrative when you get out there,” Pedelty says.
The department was awarded an engagement grant to implement a program that connects undergraduate students with middle school debate teams across the Twin Cities. This spring, a pilot program was introduced to roughly forty students from two COMM 1313W: Analysis of Argument sections.