Human Communication, Minor

The human communication minor is for students who are interested in studying the role of interpersonal communication in relationships, including romantic relationships, friendships, and relationships in groups or in organizations. The goal for students who complete the minor is to gain an in-depth understanding of how communication can affect the quality of relationships, the satisfaction that is derived from relationships, and whether a relationship is likely to last or dissolve. Courses in the minor focus on research-validated theories, concepts, and models that will aid students in better understanding the many different types of relationships that exist in their personal and professional lives.

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

Foundational Course

Complete two of the following:8
Sex, Relationships, and Communication
Principles of Organizational Communication
Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication
Global and Intercultural Communication
Communication and Gender

Advanced Courses

Complete two of the following:8
Communication Research Methods
Interpersonal Communication
Communication and Sexualities
Theories of Conflict and Negotiation
Nonverbal Social Interaction

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor