Prof. Jane Regan is editor of publication “Salem State Reports,” a new publication of the Communications students at Salem State University.
Five COM Stats You Should Know
by Jane Regan
One of the many departments at Salem State University is called “Communications.” The major has four concentrations — journalism, public relations, advertising and media studies — and is usually thought of as a gateway major into this careers. According to The Princeton Review, a successful student will graduate with “strong quantitative and qualitative research skills,” be a good public speaker and will have learned to “think critically about different forms of media.”
What about the Communications Department here at SSU? Here are a few stats compiled with the help of Joanna Walton.
There are 11 full-time and seven part-time professors in the department this semester.
Many professors are also published scholars and journalists: books, articles, documentary films and more.
Students have 53 courses to choose from during the fall 2016 semester.
In a number of classes, students do much more than take notes and write papers. They hit the streets with phones, cameras and video cameras and then produce multimedia content for this website and others.
Want to hear from some SSU students?
Check out the video to the left, from the Majors & Minors Fair in 2015.
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