The political communication minor is a joint program offered through the departments of communication studies, political science, and journalism. The minor appeals to students interested in the electoral process, campaign 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. The political communication minor is designed to prepare students for careers in communication, law, politics, public administration, public policy, and other professions that deal with issues in public settings.
Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.
Students must complete a minimum of three courses exclusive to this minor beyond the courses required for the student’s declared major(s) and additional minor(s).
|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|
|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