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Welcome to Communication and Journalism

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**DownEast article on Vernal Pools profiles work of Bridie McGreavy, 2013 PhD in Communication**

*Advising & Enrollment for Summer & Fall, 2014*

Please note: the Department of Communication and Journalism will be offering more summer school courses this year than in previous years.  The Department encourages students to consider summer school enrollment in the following courses:

CMJ 100 – Introduction to Mass Communication [May 12 to July 3 Online]

CMJ 102 – Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (Social Contexts and Institutions Gen Ed) [May 12 to May 30]

CMJ 103 – Fundamentals of Public Communication (Social Contexts and Institutions Gen Ed) May 12 to May 30]

CMJ 106 – Storytelling! (Artistic and Creative Expression Gen Ed) [July 7 to July 25]

CMJ 236 – Journalism Writing and Editing (Writing Intensive Gen Ed) [June 2 to July 18 Online]

CMJ 367 – Public Relations (Junior standing, 3cr of CMJ coursework) [June 2 to July 3 or July 7 to August 8 Online]

CMJ 593 – Topics: Media Psychology [Permission Only - Contact Department Chair]

From the Chair


Welcome to our Department! We have been around since 1915, then a Department of Public Speaking, which makes us one of the oldest programs in the country. The Department of Journalism was established in 1948. The Departments of Speech Communication and Journalism and Mass Communication merged in 1994 to become the Department of Communication and Journalism.

As a Department we have a long, respected tradition of success and student-centered education. Our undergraduate  students have gone on to careers in the private and public sectors and to graduate school. Our graduate students have become professionals, teachers, and professors.

Our Department´s mission is to understand and to improve the human condition through the study of communication practices. We offer challenging liberal arts degree programs in Communication, Mass Communication, and Journalism, and graduate programs in Communication and Mass Communication. Our programs address personal and professional
practices, social contexts, and theoretical understandings of human-to-human and technologically mediated communication.

To our many alumni, we extend continued best wishes and, please, don´t be a stranger. To our current majors and graduate students, you are what make this a great Department. To prospective students, what are you waiting for?

Nathan Stormer

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Communication and Journalism
5724 Dunn Hall, Room 420
The University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1283 | Fax: (207) 581-1286
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469