A minor in Communication Studies provides students with a general background in communication theory and technology through an Introduction to Interpersonal and Organizational Communication and Mass Media.
There are no prerequisites for entry into the Communications minor. Students are advised to take a basic core course (COM 302 or COM 303) before or concurrent with other courses. Communication minors may not take any COM course as part of the requirements for the minor on a CR/NC basis.
"Approaching communication and media from an ethical and global perspective is a top priority for our program. Understanding these practices provides a foundation for learning, and for effective communicative engagement in an increasing global environment."~Ann E Strahle
Our Bachelor's minor in Communication program
Instruct the student in general communication theory and technology.
Provide the student with an opportunity for more intensive study in a specific area of communication.
Ensure the student can apply knowledge of general communication theory and technology to specific social problems.
Communication minor curriculum
Courses help students improve their skills in writing, speaking, and understanding the messages of others in individual, group, and mass media contexts. To accomplish these goals, the curriculum addresses the theoretical, critical, and technical aspects of communication.