Curriculum requirements for the minor
Total Credit Hours: 18 Credits
General Communications Courses (3 credit hours—Required)
- COMM 175: Introduction to Communication
Electives (15 credit hours)
Select five from the following menus—two of these courses must be selected from at least two different menus.
Menu 1: Theory/Critical Analysis
- COMM 215: Ethics and Communication
- COMM 220: Introduction to Rhetoric
- COMM 227: Social Justice and Communication
- COMM 268: Persuasion
- COMM 271: Media Culture and Communication
- COMM 272: Intercultural Communication
- COMM 273: Interpersonal Communication
- COMM 274: Introduction to Cinema
- COMM 276: Media and Society
- COMM 277: Organizational Communication
Menu 2: Applied
- COMM 130: Introduction to Audio Production
- COMM 135: Introduction to Video Production
- COMM 204: Community as Story
- COMM 230: Argumentation and Advocacy
- COMM 231: Conflict Management and Communication
- COMM 232: Film Production
- COMM 234: Interviewing for Communication
- COMM 236: Persuasive Presentations
- COMM 237: Small Group Communication
- COMM 275: Web Design and Usability
- COMM 306: Environmental Advocacy
- COMM 361: New Media Criticism
Menu 3: Research Methods
- COMM 364: Communication Research Methods Topics
- COMM 365: Naturalistic Methods of Communication Research
- COMM 366: Observing and Measuring Communication Behavior
- COMM 367: Rhetorical Criticism
- COMM 368: Critical Ethnography in Communication
Menu 4: General Electives
- COMM course not previously taken counts for a general elective
- Learn how the communication field interprets and approaches fundamental communication social issues faced by our globalized world.
- Understand the situated, contextual, and historical nature of communication processes and practices.
- Identify the relationship between communication processes and practices and the construction and transformation of human identities, communities, and cultures.
- Use communication skills and knowledge to produce messages, texts, campaigns, and projects.
- Formulate creative, culturally literate, and convincing oral, written, and multimodal arguments which are responsive to context and situation.