Communication Studies (Minor)

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The Communication Studies minor is focused on preparing students to communicate effectively in any career. Emphasis is placed on speaking and writing for presentation, along with professional, workplace communication.

Course Requirements

A minor in Communication Studies consists of 24 credit hours (6 courses) in Communication Studies.

Course Title Quarter Hours
Communication Methods Course
Select one of the following:4
RESEARCH METHODS
AUDIO DOCUMENTARY
CULTURAL AND SYMBOLIC CRITICISM
RESEARCHING RELATIONSHIPS
COMMUNICATION FIELDWORK
SOCIAL MEDIA RESEARCH METHODS
SOUND AND VISION
SOUND AND VISION
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Presentation Skills Course
Select one of the following:4
PUBLIC SPEAKING
PERFORMANCE: COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY AND THE BODY
TOPICS IN PERFORMANCE
STORYTELLING: COMMUNICATION AS NARRATIVE
PERFORMANCE OF GENDER & SEXUALITY
ARGUMENTATION, ADVOCACY, AND DELIBERATION
PERFORMANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
PERFORMANCE OF HUMOR
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEWING
Additional Courses
Select four additional courses (16 hours) from CMNS or ORGC. Students may include the following toward the four additional courses:16
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP
COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP SPECIAL TOPICS

Students majoring in Communication Studies (BA) are restricted from earning this minor.​