Professors Diefenbach (Chair), Hantz, West; Associate Professor DiPalma; Assistant Professor Meadows; Senior Lecturers Gouge, Slatton
Because the mass media permeate American society, the ability to make critical evaluations of media content and technology has become an essential survival skill. In keeping with UNC Asheville’s liberal arts mission, students majoring in Mass Communication study the mass media and their social context, mastering introductory print and video skills.
The Mass Communication major prepares graduates for successful lifetime careers in film and video, journalism, and public relations. It also prepares students for graduate school, the law, corporate management, teaching and other fields that demand the ability to do a complex analysis and communicate the results.
The Mass Communication Department provides UNC Asheville with faculty experts on the mass media. These experts staff interdisciplinary courses and teach Liberal Arts Core courses in Mass Communication. They also serve the public by doing research on the mass media, communicating research results and lending their knowledge to community endeavors related to mass communication.
Declaration of Major
Declaring a major in Mass Communication requires the student to complete a Declaration of Major form that must be signed by the department chair. Before declaring a major, students must satisfy the LANG 120 requirement. In addition, they must have completed MCOM 104 and have completed or be enrolled in MCOM 201 or VMP 205