Communication - Minor
The Department of Communication offers a minor in Communication, along with a minor in Journalism, and majors in Communication, Telecommunication Media Studies as well as University Studies-Journalism Studies. The minor in Communication incorporates a course in communication skills with a choice of one of two courses central to the study of communication and then rounded out with a choice of three courses from among the rich array of offerings. Skills courses range from public speaking, interviewing or argumentation and debate to difficult dialogues or communication technology skills, to note only a few. The central courses afford the opportunity to examine, in COMM 301, Rhetoric in Western Thought, how language is used to influence and persuade OR to learn, in COMM 305,Theories of Communication, how communication behavior can be described and predicted in a variety of contexts. The remaining nine hours may be chosen from among courses that run the gamut from Sports Communication or Social Media to Health Communication, Media Culture and Identity, Money Power and Communication, Popular Culture, Critical Race Discourse to Persuasion, Leadership and Conflict Management, Interpersonal, Intercultural, or International Communication. There are over 75 courses from which to choose. This 15-hour minor is open to all majors.