The Minor Program of Study in Communication gives students a balanced background in communication theory and practice.
** Declare the Communication Minor here**
Acceptance is automatic to the minor. If you complete the form, you are a listed a pursuing the minor until you let us know that you are no longer completing it. There is no penalty for lack of completion.
The minor consists of 22+ credit hours.
Students must complete:
COMM 1101: Introduction to Communication – Fall only
Two courses from the following, only one of which can be a writing course (2310 or 3000-3099):
- COMM 1300: Visual Communication – Spring only
- COMM 2010: Oral Communication
- COMM 2310: Writing about Communication (Very limited spots for non-majors)
- COMM 2820: Research Methods in Communication Studies – Fall only
- COMM 3010: Writing and Producing the Narrative for Digital Media
- COMM 3020: Science Writing for the Media
- COMM 3030: Organizational Writing
- COMM 3040: Writing and Editing for the Media
- COMM 3060: Connecting Experience: Creating a Personal Brand and Implementing an ePortfolio
- COMM 3070: Communicating Today: Creating Strategic Messages Across Media
- COMM 3080: Environmental & Sustainability Communication
- COMM 3090: Experiential Writing in the Yucatan: Environmental and Cultural Communication
One Introduction to the Concentration Course from the following:
- COMM 2200: Media Communication – Fall & Summer only
- COMM 2450: Communication and Technology – Fall & Summer only
- COMM 2760: Persuasion and Social Influence – Spring only
- COMM 2850: Communication, Environment, Science and Health – Spring only
Three Upper-Level Communication Courses from the following:
- ANTHR/COGST/STS 4330 - How Do We Know Nature? Language, Knowledge and the Environment - CESH
- COML/ENG/MUSIC/PMA 2703 - Thinking Media - CMS
- COMM 2179 Survey Data in the Information Age - CSI, CAT
- COMM 3100 Communication and Decision Making in Groups - CSI
- COMM 3110 Educational Psychology - CSI
- COMM 3150 Organizational Communication: Theory and Practice - CSI
- COMM 3189 Taking America’s Pulse - CSI
- COMM 3200 New Media and Society - CAT, CMS
- COMM 3210 Communication and the Environment - CESH, CMS
- COMM 3300 Media and Human Development - CESH, CAT, CMS, CSI
- COMM 3350 Presenting Information Visually - CESH, CAT, CMS, CSI
- COMM 3400 Personal Relationships and Technology - CAT, CSI
- COMM 3450 Human Computer Interaction Design - CAT
- COMM 3460 Crowds, Communities, and Technology - CAT, CSI
- COMM 3560 Computing Cultures - CSI, CAT
- COMM 3710 Crossing Cultures Through Film - CSI, CMS
- COMM 3720 Intercultural Communication - CSI
- COMM 3760 Planning Communication Campaigns - CSI, CMS, CESH
- COMM 3800 Television in the Digital Age - CMS, CAT
- COMM 4200 Public Opinion and Social Processes - CMS, CSI, CESH
- COMM 4201 Information Policy: Research, Analysis, and Design - CSI
- COMM 4220 Psychology of Entertainment Media - CAT, CESH, CMS
- COMM 4250 Sports and the Media - CMS
- COMM 4260 Gender & the Media - CMS
- COMM 4280 Communication Law - CMS, CSI
- COMM 4292 Sexual Identities and the Media - CMS
- COMM 4300 Ethics in New Media, Technology and Communication - CESH, CAT, CMS, CSI
- COMM 4350 Communicating Leadership and Ethics - CSI
- COMM 4360 Communication Networks and Social Capital - CAT, CMS
- COMM 4380 Communication in Virtual Worlds - CAT
- COMM 4400 Advanced Human-Computer Interaction Design - CAT
- COMM 4410 Communicating Self in Social Media - CAT
- COMM 4450 Computer-Mediated Communication - CAT
- COMM 4560 Community Involvement in Decision Making - CESH
- COMM 4650 Mobile Communication in Public Life - CAT, CMS
- COMM 4660 Public Communication of Science and Technology - CESH
- COMM 4760 Population Health Communication - CESH, CSI
- COMM 4800 Behavioral Science Interventions - CSI, CAT
- COMM 4860 Risk Communication - CESH, CSI
- COMM 4940 COMM Special Topics count ONLY if they are 3 credits (may be repeated if different topics): SPRING 2020: Mindful Intercultural Communication - CSI
- COMM 4970 COMM Individual Study **
- COMM 4990 COMM Independent Research**
* There may be additional Upper-Level COMM courses that are not listed. If you have a question about a particular course, definitely ask.
** A maximum of 3 credits in either 4970 or 4990 (combined) can be counted toward the upper level major requirements.
- Upper-Level Communication courses must be between COMM 3100 & 4990 (excluding COMM 4950-4952, 4960, and 4980). COMM 2179 and COML/ENG/MUSIC/PMA 2703 are exceptions to this numbering system.
- Only certain COMM 4940 Special Topics course will count in this area - please ask Heather Crespin.
- Students may also use an additional Introduction to Concentration Course in this area.
- A maximum of 3 credits in either 4970 or 4990 (combined) can be counted toward the upper level major requirements.
- Minor Transfer Credit Policy: Students can transfer up to 6 credits toward the 21 credits required for the minor. Only course equivalencies will count toward minor. To determine whether a course will be counted as an equivalent, please email Heather Crespin with a copy of the syllabus of the course in question.
- All COMM courses must be taken for a letter grade, unless otherwise offered.*
* Special Grade Policy for Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021: Due to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, Communication majors and minors are permitted to take their required classes S/U if the instructor offers it as a grading option.