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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 Focus Area Introductory 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 courses of upper level Communication 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: The Design and Governance of Field Experiments - CESH, CAT, CMS, CSI
COMM 4970  COMM Individual Study **
COMM 4990  COMM Independent Research**

* There may be additional COMM Upper Level 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 Focus Area Intro Course or COMM 2840 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.