The Minor in Communication

Communication Minor Requirements

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Course Requirements:

  1. A minimum of 18 credit hours in communication coursework.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0 for the minor.
  3. All classes taken from the department under quarters will count toward both the minor and college graduation requirements, but they will transfer as two credit hours instead of three. You still need to reach the minimum of 18 credit hours to complete the minor
  4. Prerequisites are indicated after course name in parentheses. 

Students Must Complete:

  • Category A: Both Core Foundation Courses require a grade of “C” or better: 6 credit hours
  • Category B: One Performance Course: 3 credit hours
  • Category C: One Advanced Elective (3000-level or above): 3 credit hours
  • Two Additional Electives from Categories B, C or D: 6 credit hours

TOTAL: 18 Credit Hours

 

 

A. CORE FOUNDATION:

  • 3006 – Intro to Rhetorical Theory
  • 3007 – Intro to Communication Theory

B. PERFORMANCE COURSES:

  • 1071 – Intro to Effective Speaking
  • 1076 – Intro to Interpersonal Communication
  • 2002 – Advanced Public Speaking (1071)
  • 2012 – Persuasion & Civic Engagement (1071)
  • 2021 – Comm in Problem-Solving Groups
  • 2081 – Business Communication
  • 3002 – Argument & Contemporary Issues

C. ADVANCED ELECTIVES:

  • 3008 – Intro to Organizational Communication 
  • 3030 – Honors Seminar: Communicating Images
  • 3039 – Communication Research Methods
  • 3048 – Nonverbal Communication (1076)
  • 3049 – Intercultural Communication
  • 3071 – Communication Criticism 
  • 3077 – Communication & Sport
  • 4005 – Communication Ethics
  • 4006 – Organizational Diversity
  • 4008 – Leadership Communication
  • 4012 – Family Communication
  • 4013 – Gender & Communication
  • 4016 – Children & Media
  • 4026 – Media & Public Opinion
  • 4028 (POL)–Campaign Comm Women in Politics
  • 4029 – Media & Technology
  • 4040 – Cultural Studies in Communication
  • 4043 – Theories of Interpersonal Communication
  • 4044 – Visual Culture & Rhetoric
  • 4046 – Theory of Mediated Communication: Effects
  • 4047 – Theories of Mediated Communication
  • 4048 – Media & Identity
  • 4063 (POL) – Presidential Rhetoric
  • 4064 – Rhetoric of Protest & Reform
  • 4066 – Communication & Health Politics
  • 4067 – Environmental Communication
  • 4068 – Communication of Technology & Science
  • 4069 – Rhetorical Dimensions of Terrorism
  • 6077 – Presidential Campaign Communication

D. GENERAL ELECTIVES:

  • 1050 – Freshman Seminar: Comm. & Culture
  • 1055 – Freshman Seminar: Comm. & Society
  • 1061 – Forensics Competition (1 credit hour)
  • 2004 (EVST)–Comm Health, Environment, Science
  • 2025 – Intro to Media Literacy
  • 2026 – Intro to Mass Communication
  • 2028 – Communication & Popular Culture
  • 2042 – Intro to Public Relations* 
  • 2071 – Special Topics in Communication 
  • 2073 (ENGL) – Rhetoric & Public Engagement
  • 2088 – Interviewing for Comm Careers (1071)
  • 2089 – Internet and Everyday Life
*Students interested in Public Relations should consider applying for the Public Relations certificate program.