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Communication Studies (Minor)

The Communication Studies minor is focused on preparing students to communicate effectively in any career. Emphasis is placed on speaking and writing for presentation, along with professional, workplace communication.

Course Requirements

A minor in Communication Studies consists of 24 credit hours (6 courses) in Communication Studies.

Course Title Quarter Hours
Communication Methods Course
Select one of the following:4
CMNS 291
RESEARCH METHODS
CMNS 301/MCS 373
AUDIO DOCUMENTARY
CMNS 321
CULTURAL AND SYMBOLIC CRITICISM
CMNS 327
RESEARCHING RELATIONSHIPS
CMNS 331
COMMUNICATION FIELDWORK
CMNS 346
SOCIAL MEDIA RESEARCH METHODS
CMNS 362/JOUR 316
SOUND AND VISION
or MCS 316
SOUND AND VISION
CMNS 382
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Presentation Skills Course
Select one of the following:4
CMN 104
PUBLIC SPEAKING
CMNS 230
PERFORMANCE: COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY AND THE BODY
CMNS 330
TOPICS IN PERFORMANCE
CMNS 336
STORYTELLING: COMMUNICATION AS NARRATIVE
CMNS 339
PERFORMANCE OF GENDER & SEXUALITY
CMNS 365
ARGUMENTATION, ADVOCACY, AND DELIBERATION
CMNS 367
PERFORMANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
CMNS 369
PERFORMANCE OF HUMOR
ORGC 201
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
ORGC 354
EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEWING
Additional Courses
Select four additional courses (16 hours) from CMNS or ORGC. Students may include the following toward the four additional courses:16
CMN 394
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP
or CMN 395
COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP SPECIAL TOPICS

Students majoring in Communication Studies (BA) are restricted from earning this minor.​

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