Advocacy & Social Change
Curriculum requirements for the minor
Total Credit hours: 21 Credits
Required Courses (18 credit hours)
- COMM 175: Introduction to Communication
- COMM 220: Introduction to Rhetoric
- COMM 227: Social Justice and Communication
- COMM 230: Argumentation and Advocacy
- COMM 236: Persuasive Presentations
- COMM 268: Persuasion
Elective Courses (3 credit hours)
- COMM 215: Ethics and Communication
- COMM 231: Conflict Management and Mediation
- COMM 281: Communication, Language and Gender
- COMM 300: Persuasive Campaigns
- COMM 304: Rhetoric of the Cold War and 9/11
- COMM 306: Environmental Advocacy
- COMM 307: Communication and Social Change
- Understand the role that communication plays in upholding, changing or transforming social hierarchies, institutions, and identities.
- Select and use various communication strategies (including persuasion, argumentation, conflict management, negotiation, and mediation) leading to ethical social change.
- Use communication skills and knowledge to create, define, analyze, interpret, and critique messages, texts, campaigns, and projects.
- Demonstrate effectiveness as rhetors, critics and decision makers.
- Serve the needs of diverse groups, communities and organizations which strive for equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice.