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Minor in Communication Studies

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IMPORTANT: Effective Fall 2015, the Department of Communication Studies has redesigned its minor. Below are the minor requirements for students who declared after August 1, 2015, and students who declared before August 1, 2015.

 

Minor Requirements for students who declared AFTER August 1, 2015

A minor in communication studies requires completion of 18 hours from the following requirements and options:

Category 1: Foundations—two courses (6 credit hours):
• Communication Studies 1002: Introduction to Communication Studies
• Communication Studies 1500: Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Category 2: Argumentation and Advocacy—one course (3 credit hours):
• Communication Studies 2100: Argumentation and Debate*
• Communication Studies 2110: Persuasion*
• Communication Studies 2120: Organizational and Managerial*
* Prerequisite CMST 1500

Category 3: Public Discourse and Deliberation & Culture, Theory, and Critique—three courses (9 credit hours), one of which must be 3000, 3001, or 3002:
• Communication Studies 2800: Rhetoric and Civic Life
• Communication Studies 2950: Rhetoric of Mass Media
• Communication Studies 3000: Rhetoric of the American Experience 1640-1865
• Communication Studies 3001: Rhetoric of the American Experience 1865-1945
• Communication Studies 3002: Rhetoric of the American Experience 1945 to the present
• Communication Studies 3100: Rhetoric of Social Movements
• Communication Studies 3110: Women, Rhetoric, and Social Change
• Communication Studies 3120: Rhetoric of U.S. Religion
• Communication Studies 3600: The Rhetorical Tradition
• Communication Studies 3620: Rhetoric, Culture, and Critique
• Communication Studies 3620W: Rhetoric, Culture, and Critique
• Communication Studies 3700: Politics and Mass Media
• Communication Studies 3710: Cultural Rhetorics of Film
• Communication Studies 3720: Communicating Gender

Communication Studies 1111 (Freshman Seminar), 3840 (Directed Readings), 3850 (Independent Study in Communication), 3890 (Special Topics in Communication), 4960 (Seminar in Selected Topics), and 4961 (Seminar in Selected Topics) may not be counted toward the minor.

 

Minor Requirements for students who declared BEFORE August 1, 2015

A minor in Communication Studies requires completion of 18 hours from the following requirements and options in Communication Studies courses:

Required:  100 (1500):  Public Speaking

and Either

  •  210 (2800):  Rhetoric and Civic Life
  •  222 (3600):  The Rhetorical Tradition

Any Three of the Following

  • 220 (3000): The Rhetoric of the American Experience, 1640-1865
  • 221 (3001): The Rhetoric of the American Experience, 1865 to 1945
  • 225 (3002): The Rhetoric of the American Experience, 1945 to the present
  • 224 (3100): Rhetoric of Social Movements
  • 226 (3110): Women, Rhetoric, and Social Change
  • 229 (3120): Rhetoric of U.S. Religion
  • 235 (3720): Communicating Gender 
  • 241 (2950): Rhetoric of Mass Media
  • 243 (3710): Cultural Rhetorics of Film
  • 244 (3700): Politics and Mass Media
  • 254 (3620): Rhetoric, Culture, and Critique
  • 254W (3620W): Rhetoric, Culture, and Critique

One of the Following

  • 200 (2100): Argumentation and Debate
  • 201 (2110): Persuasion
  • 204 (2120): Organizational and Managerial Communication

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