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Peter Pietrangelo of Sault Ste. Marie presented a research paper at the 2010 John Burroughs Nature Writing Conference and Seminar held during the summer at the State University of New York in Oneonta. The conference, "Old Lessons for a New Millennium: Nature Writing and Environmentalism in the 21st Century," focused on the work of writers who contributed to the early conservation movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the work of contemporary writers who are exerting an influence on the development of early 21st century environmentalism. Read more

Peter Pietrangelo ('10)
Liberal Studies, concentrations in both English and professional communication

College of Arts, Letters, Social Sciences & Emergency Services

School of English, Communication, and Language Studies

Faculty

Dr. Gary L. Balfantz
Professor
Office: ARTS 221
Phone: (906) 635-2659

Dr. George H. Denger
Associate Professor
Office: ARTS 219
Phone: (906) 635-2330

Dr. Katey Price
Assistant Professor
Office: ARTS 261
Phone: (906) 635-2224


Department of Communication Studies

The mission of the Communication Studies program at Lake Superior State University is to prepare students for both post-baccalaureate careers and graduate level study. Because the processes addressed by the program are basic to personal and professional success, it seeks to provide a practical foundation through both integrated study of theory and research, and through opportunities for application of such resources to practical problems. Students in the communication studies program are prepared to serve as competent practitioners in the performance, analysis, and leadership in professional communication activities.

Our course toward achievement of this is to:

  • Offer courses designed and taught to reflect current theory and research.
  • Provide the opportunity for close student/faculty collaboration.
  • Equip students with professional caliber conceptual tools for diagnosis and intervention on communication related problems their post-baccalaureate professional activities.
  • Provide opportunities for undergraduate research and related professional development.
  • Encourage the continued professional development of faculty.

Goals

  1. Prepare students for careers in areas reliant upon the competencies cultivated in communication studies.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of the major areas of research and theory in communication studies.
  3. Students will have the opportunity to cultivate and test their scholarly capacities in the field through both scholarly and applied opportunities.
  4. Application of theory and research to solution of practical problems will be emphasized throughout the program.

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"My favorite thing at LSSU is the diversity of people you can find, despite the fact it's a small campus." [ more ]

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