Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

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

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.