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Minor in Communication Studies

Former Communication Studies Minor (Suspended as of 2022)

The minor in communication studies requires 24 hours of course work and helps students to develop competencies in analyzing communication situations, constructing and presenting messages, and adapting to specific contexts. Students pursuing the minor will complete a core group of five classes and then select three electives. 


Required Core Courses (15 Hours) (Prerequisite classes are listed in parenthesis.)

COMM 200 Communication Foundations (COMM 145, ENG 100)

COMM 345 Advanced Public Speaking (COMM 145)

COMM 348 Interpersonal Communication (COMM 200 or ENG 300)

COMM 362 Organizational Communication (COMM 200 or ENG 300)

COMM 463 Advanced Intercultural Communication 


Choose one elective from each of the following areas (At least six hours must be upper division courses; 9 Hours Total)

Organizational Communication (3 Hours):

COMM 330 Leadership Communication

COMM 349 Small Group Communication

COMM 462 Advanced Organizational Communication (COMM 200 or ENG 300)

Interpersonal Communication (3 Hours):

COMM 240 Effective Listening

COMM 374 Gender and Communication

COMM 448 Advanced Interpersonal Communication (COMM 348)

COMM 450 Family Communication (COMM 348)

Public Communication (3 Hours):

COMM 245 Argumentation/Debate

COMM 247 Voice & Diction

COMM 346 Persuasion (COMM 200 or ENG 300)

COMM 388 Seminar in Political Communication


Students may opt to substitute COMM 300: Introduction to Communication Research Methods in fulfillment of a Communication Elective.

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 Last Modified 8/25/22