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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 21 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: 
MUSIC  2703  Thinking Media - CMS
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  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
COMM  3720   Intercultural Communication - CSI
COMM  3760   Planning Communication Campaigns - CSI, CMS, CESH
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  4860  Risk Communication - CESH, CSI
COMM 4940  COMM Special Topics count ONLY if they are 3 credits (may be repeated if different topics)
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. 

  • Upper-Level Communication courses must be between COMM 3100 & 4990 (excluding COMM 4950-4952, 4960, and 4980).
  • 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.
  • 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.