Communication Studies, Minor

The communication studies minor is for students who seek to acquire the practical skills necessary to succeed in the modern workplace. The minor consists of two common requirements—Introduction to Communication Studies (COMM 1101) and Public Speaking (COMM 1112)—a foundational course, and three electives.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Courses

COMM 1101Introduction to Communication Studies4
COMM 1112Public Speaking4

Elective Courses

Complete three of the following:12
Sex, Relationships, and Communication
Persuasion and Rhetoric
Communication Theory
Voice and Articulation
Presentation, Style, and Professional Communication
Producing for the Entertainment Industry
Communication Law
Sound Production for Digital Media
Sports Broadcasting
Broadcast Management and Programming
COMM 2531 to COMM 4799
COMM 4910 to COMM 4914
The following courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement:
Communication and Storytelling
Free Speech: Law and Practice
Television Field Production
Television Studio Production
Digital Editing for TV
Advanced Digital Editing for TV and Film

Supporting Courses

Complete one of the following:4
Persuasion and Rhetoric
Principles of Organizational Communication
Communication Theory
Communication in a Digital Age
Classical Foundations of Communication

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor