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Legal and Public Affairs Communication (Minor)

​The minor requires students to take six classes (or 24 credits) from at least two distinct majors with a mixture of skills-focused and general classes related to legal and public affairs communication topics. At least 16 credits must be from College of Communication courses.

Skills Classes

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select a minimum of four credits, maximum of 12 credits from the following: 14-12
CMN 104
PUBLIC SPEAKING
CMNS 321
CULTURAL AND SYMBOLIC CRITICISM
JOUR 275
INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM
JOUR 278
NEWS REPORTING
JOUR 364
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
JOUR 374
COMMUNITY JOURNALISM
ORGC 201
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
PRAD 244
PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING
or PRAD 255
PUBLIC RELATIONS
PRAD 256
WRITING FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ADVERTISING
WRD 206
PROFESSIONAL WRITING
WRD 240
ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING
WRD 260
RHETORICAL ANALYSIS
WRD 283
ENVIRONMENTAL WRITING
WRD 321
WRITING IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

General Classes 

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select a minimum of 12 credits, a maximum of 20 credits from the following: 112-20
CMNS 211
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 309
INTERNATIONAL/GLOBAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 313
NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 315
HEALTH COMMUNICATION
CMNS 320
DECEPTIVE COMMUNICATION
CMNS 323
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
CMNS 326
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND RHETORIC
CMNS 328
HISTORY OF RHETORIC AND COMMUNICATION
CMNS 329
PERSUASION
CMNS 334
URBAN COMMUNICATION
CMNS 335
LATINO COMMUNICATION, CULTURE, & COMMUNITY
CMNS 337
ASIAN-AMERICAN MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS
CMNS 345
THE DARK WEB
CMNS 349
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW AND ETHICS
CMNS 355
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
CMNS 363
CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION
or JOUR 311
CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION
CMNS 366
COMMUNICATION, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
CMNS 367
PERFORMANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
JOUR 295
COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARK LAW
JOUR 325
POLITICS & GOVERNMENT REPORTING
JOUR 343
JOURNALISM AND THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
JOUR 349
TOPICS IN MEDIA LAW
JOUR 360
POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
JOUR 361
JOURNALISM LAW AND ETHICS
JOUR 362
THE PRESS AND THE PRESIDENCY
MCS 343
MEDIA ETHICS
MCS 366
COMMUNICATION, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
or CMNS 366
COMMUNICATION, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
ORGC 212
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
ORGC 251
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
ORGC 316
COMMUNICATION AND GROUP DECISION-MAKING
ORGC 353
COMMUNICATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
ORGC 358
DIVERSITY, LEADERSHIP, & TEAM BUILDING
PRAD 334
ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS ETHICS
PRAD 335
DIVERSITY & CURRENT ISSUES IN ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
PRAD 338
HEALTH AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
PRAD 374
MEDIA RELATIONS
PRAD 375
COMMUNICATION LAW
PRAD 376
CRISIS COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT
PRAD 382
NON-PROFIT PUBLIC RELATIONS
PRAD 393
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ADVERTISING

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