Legal and Public Affairs Communication (Minor)

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​The minor requires students to take six classes (or 24 credits) from at least two distinct majors with a mixture of skills-focused and general classes related to legal and public affairs communication topics. At least 16 credits must be from College of Communication courses.

Skills Classes

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select a minimum of four credits, maximum of 12 credits from the following: 14-12
PUBLIC SPEAKING
CULTURAL AND SYMBOLIC CRITICISM
INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM
NEWS REPORTING
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
COMMUNITY JOURNALISM
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING
PUBLIC RELATIONS
WRITING FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ADVERTISING
PROFESSIONAL WRITING
ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING
RHETORICAL ANALYSIS
ENVIRONMENTAL WRITING
WRITING IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

General Classes 

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select a minimum of 12 credits, a maximum of 20 credits from the following: 112-20
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
INTERNATIONAL/GLOBAL COMMUNICATION
NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION
HEALTH COMMUNICATION
DECEPTIVE COMMUNICATION
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND RHETORIC
HISTORY OF RHETORIC AND COMMUNICATION
PERSUASION
URBAN COMMUNICATION
LATINO COMMUNICATION, CULTURE, & COMMUNITY
ASIAN-AMERICAN MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS
THE DARK WEB
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW AND ETHICS
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION
CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION
COMMUNICATION, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
PERFORMANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARK LAW
POLITICS & GOVERNMENT REPORTING
JOURNALISM AND THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
TOPICS IN MEDIA LAW
POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
JOURNALISM LAW AND ETHICS
THE PRESS AND THE PRESIDENCY
MEDIA ETHICS
COMMUNICATION, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
COMMUNICATION, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
COMMUNICATION AND GROUP DECISION-MAKING
COMMUNICATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
DIVERSITY, LEADERSHIP, & TEAM BUILDING
ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS ETHICS
DIVERSITY & CURRENT ISSUES IN ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
HEALTH AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
MEDIA RELATIONS
COMMUNICATION LAW
CRISIS COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT
NON-PROFIT PUBLIC RELATIONS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ADVERTISING