Criminal Justice student shares experience in Mass Communication course

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“I was a new student at Moraine Park in the Fall of 2018 and eager to begin my criminal justice classes. When I enrolled in the Introduction to Mass Communication course with Dr. Rebecca Leichtfuss, I was very unsure of what to expect, but was hopeful I could somehow relate it to my career.”

“Quickly after starting this class, it was clear that this course could be beneficial for any career field.  The course content focused on a different medium of communication, such as news, films, music, and more, throughout the semester. This course prepared you to think and look ahead to possible media trends in future years.”

“I really wasn’t sure what to expect with this class. For most of my other classes, I had friends who had taken the courses in the past so I knew what to expect. I was the first in my friend group to take the Introduction to Mass Communication course, and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The course taught me things about mass media that influences our everyday lives, such as friendships and jobs. In my intended profession, fair media coverage is crucial. Lately, news about police officers has been one-sided at times, so this course really shed a light about the media.”

“No matter the program you are enrolled in, the Introduction to Mass Communication course is essential for a well-rounded education. You need to know how to properly navigate all forms of mass media, as well as decide whether or not to believe the sources. This course helps you be a better informed media consumer.”

Written by: Emma Kuklinski, Criminal Justice Student at MPTC

Written by Rebecca Leichtfuss
Social Science Instructor