Department of Communication
The Bachelor's Degree in Communication offers students strong training in communication theory and practical application. Classes are taught by engaged, award-winning instructors. MSU Communication students learn skills such as effective written and oral communication, presentation effectiveness, critical thinking and more.
Ralf Schmälzle, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Michigan State University. He is uniquely cross-trained in communication and psychologoy as well as in social, cognitive and affective neuroscience. His research focuses on brain responses to real-life messages in the domains of health communication and entertainment media. Research Topics: Communication Neuroscience, Media Neuroscience, Motivational Response to Dynamic Media Messages, Health and Risk Communication, Micro-level Foundations of Mass Communication & Public Communication Campaigns Courses: - Communication Neuroscience (CAS 992) - Special Topics Communication Neuroscience (COM399) - Public Communication Campaigns - Design and Analysis (COM475) - Mass Communication and Public Health (CAS825) - Media Neuroscience (CAS992) - Think Tank: Communication as a Dynamic Process (CAS892) - Social Influence and Conflict (COM325)