Political Communication, Minor
The political communication minor is a joint program offered through the departments of communication studies, political science, and journalism. The focus of the minor is on the electoral process, political rhetoric, and the role of media in political life. It is intended to address the interests and needs of students considering careers in the political sphere, either as candidates, employees, volunteers, or reporters in political organizations and campaigns.
Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.
|Complete two of the following:||8|
|Persuasion and Rhetoric|
|Legal Argumentation, Advocacy, and Citizenship|
|Social Movement Communication|
|Understanding Today’s News|
|Complete four courses from the following lists. At least one course must be taken from each department:||16|
|Communication, Politics, and Social Change|
|Contemporary Rhetorical Theory|
|The History of Journalism: How the News Became the News|
|The First Amendment and the Media|
|Public Opinion, Voting, and Elections|
2.000 GPA required in the minor