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.

Note: Only one course from your major may be applied to this minor.

Introductory Courses

Complete two of the following:8
Persuasion and Rhetoric
Legal Argumentation, Advocacy, and Citizenship
Social Movement Communication
Interpreting the Day’s News
American Government

Intermediate/Advanced Courses

Complete four courses from the following lists. At least one course must be taken from each department:16
Communication Studies
Political Communication
Advocacy Writing
Communication, Politics, and Social Change
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Advocacy Workshop
History of Journalism
Law of the Press
Political Science
Public Opinion, Voting, and Elections
Politics and Mass Media

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor