Minor in Communication

The study of communication provides students with an understanding of how individuals create and interpret verbal and nonverbal messages. The Minor in Communication introduces students to communication theory and practical experience in particular areas of communication, for example interpersonal communication or public communication. The minor develops understanding and skills which are valuable in a variety of different majors and professions.

Students majoring in another subject who wish to minor in communication must complete the following requirements with a minimum grade of C in each course.

Complete 6 credits from the following:6
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Introduction to Human Communication
Small Group Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Public Speaking
Complete 9 credits from the following:9
Interviewing
Intercultural Communication
Democracy, Deliberation and Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Collaboration and Group Decision Making
Nonverbal Communication
Advanced Public Speaking
Communication and Gender
Oral Interpretation of Literature
Communication in the Workplace
Competitive Debating
Relational Communication
Theories of Human Communication
Selected Topics in Communication
Communication in Education
Persuasion
Family Communication
Communication and Leadership
Complete 3 additional credits from either of the above lists.3
Total18

A minimum of 18 credits is required for the minor.