Rhetoric (Minor)

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The Rhetoric minor helps you acquire the skills to understand and analyze the history, theory, and criticism of political discourse and public speaking.​

​Course Requirements

A minor in Rhetoric requires students to complete six courses (24 credits). To complete the minor, students must take:

Course Title Quarter Hours
CMN 103INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION4
CMN 104PUBLIC SPEAKING4
or CMNS 230 PERFORMANCE: COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY AND THE BODY
Select four of the following:16
TOPICS IN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION (Rhetoric Topics)
TOPICS IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (Rhetoric Topics)
CULTURAL AND SYMBOLIC CRITICISM
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
CULTURE OF CONSUMPTION
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND RHETORIC
HISTORY OF RHETORIC AND COMMUNICATION
PERSUASION
ARGUMENTATION, ADVOCACY, AND DELIBERATION
PERFORMANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP
COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP SPECIAL TOPICS