Oratory and Public Speaking, Minor

The oratory and public speaking minor is for students seeking to develop exemplary oral communication skills. While many universities recognize the importance of writing in their curricula, oratory and public speaking skills are often ignored.

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

Note: For communications studies students, only two courses from this minor may also count toward communication studies major requirements. Additional courses taken for this minor do not count toward communication studies major requirements.

Public Speaking

COMM 1112Public Speaking4

Elective Courses

Complete four of the following:16
Legal Argumentation, Advocacy, and Citizenship
Communication and Storytelling
Voice and Articulation
Presentation, Style, and Professional Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Advocacy Workshop

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor