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Mark R. Neuzil

B.A., Iowa State University
M.A., Ph. D., University of Minnesota
OEC 119E
(651) 962-5267
Mail 4249
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Professor Neuzil currently teaches Multimedia Reporting, Communication History, Communication Ethics and Environmental Communication.

Professional experience:
Fifteen years as a newspaper and wire service reporter and editor with such organizations as the Associated Press, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis-St. Paul, the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the Quad-City Times, the Ames Daily Tribune and the New Ulm (Minn.) Journal; freelance writer for magazines on environmental subjects.

Scholarship and service:
Professor Neuzil's books include: Mass Media and Environmental Conflict: America's Green Crusades (Sage, 1996) co-authored with William Kovarik; Views of the Mississippi: The Photographs of Henry Bosse (Minnesota, 2001), which won a Minnesota Book Award; A Spiritual Field Guide; Meditations for the Outdoors (Brazos Press, 2005), co-authored with Bernard Brady, and The Environment and the Press: From Adventure Writing to Advocacy (Northwestern University Press, 2008).  He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Professor Neuzil joined UST in 1993.  He also serves as director of UST's Office of Mission and is an advisor to

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
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THEO 450 - 01 Theology & Mass Media M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 209
CRN: 22598 4 Credit Hours Instructor: David T. Landry, Mark R. Neuzil This course will analyze and evaluate the coverage of religion and religious issues in the mass media (primarily in newspaper and magazines) and analyze religiously-inspired or religiously-themed media products (primarily in films, radio, television programs, and books). This course attempts to develop skills in detecting the religious thread in the tapestry of modern culture, interpreting the theological content in popular culture, critically analyzing the coverage of religion in the news, and appreciating the ways in which the finest examples of religiously-themed popular culture have advanced the theological conversation of which all modern believers are a part. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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