Sports Communication (Minor)

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The Sports Communication minor introduces students to sports media skills and related communication expertise, while strengthening their organizational and team-focused skills necessary to operate within sports organization careers. Through coursework and experiential learning, DePaul Sports Communication minors develop oral, written, and visual communication skills that enable them to research, design, present, and evaluate messages across diverse contexts and from a variety of platforms, including social media and digital communication technologies. The minor prepares students for the changing and growing sports media job market.

Course Requirements

A minor in Sports Communication requires students to complete a total of 24 credit hours (six courses). To complete the minor, students must take: 

Course Title Quarter Hours
SPRTCMN 310SPORTS, MEDIA, AND SOCIETY4
Select five of the following:20
TOPICS IN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION
TOPICS IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM
INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE REPORTING AND PRODUCTION
SPORTS TALK & MULTIMEDIA
JOURNALISM LAW AND ETHICS
SPORTS REPORTING
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
TOPICS IN GROUP AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (Sports Organizations)
DIVERSITY, LEADERSHIP, & TEAM BUILDING
SPORTS FANDOM
DESIGN APPLICATIONS FOR PRAD PROFESSIONALS
CONSUMER PROMOTION
CRISIS COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT
BRANDED CONTENT
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ADVERTISING (Corporate Social Responsibility)
SPORTS PHOTOJOURNALISM
TOPICS IN SPORTS COMMUNICATION
LIVE SPORTS EVENT PRODUCTION
SPORTS PODCASTING
SPORTS BLOGGING
SPORTS OPINION WRITING
SPORTS MEDIA LAW
SPORTS STATS AND ANALYTICS
SPORTS SOCIAL MEDIA
SPORTS AUDIO PRODUCTION
SPORTS CAMPAIGNS
SPORTS MEDIA ENTREPRENEURS
SPORTS MEDIA RELATIONS
SPORTS CONTENT CREATION
SPORTS CRISIS CMN MANAGEMENT
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Students majoring in Sports Communication are restricted from earning this minor