The Communication minor explores human communication in a variety of contexts, including interpersonal, organizational, public and mediated settings. Students investigate a variety of communication practices with learning experiences in theory, history, criticism, application and performance.
Admission to the Program
Undergraduate students pursuing a major in another discipline can declare a communication minor.
The minor in communication studies requires successful completion of the 9-credit Communication Studies core and either the 9-credit Public and Mediated Communication core or the 9-credit Interpersonal and Organizational Communication core.
CMC 201 Public Speaking must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
Required Communication Studies Core (9 credits)
- CMC201 Public Speaking
- TWO of the following courses (selected by advisement):
- CMC309 Speech Composition and Presentation
- CMC312 Argumentation and Debate
- CMC317 Interviewing
- CMC319 Propaganda and Persuasion
- CMC415 Dynamic Speaking in Professional Contexts
- CMC483 Communication Training and Development
Option 1: Public and Mediated Commmunication (9 credits)
- CMC411 Rhetorical Criticism
- CMC492 Theories of Rhetoric
- ONE of the following:
- CMC211 Protest and Public Opinion
- CMC219 Advertising, Mass Persuasion and the Consumer
Option 2: Interpersonal and Organizational Communication (9 credits)
- CMC273 Interpersonal Communication
- CMC377 Organizational Communication
- CMC473 Theories of Communication