A 15-credit minor allows students to develop their communication skills and their understanding of today’s communication environment.

Any 15 credits of communication courses can be used to complete the general communication minor, or students can choose one of the targeted minors outlined below.

Students cannot earn both a major and a minor within the communication department.

Requirements for the communication law minor
COMM 301 Communication Law and Ethics 3 credits
COMM 302 Intellectual Property 3 credits
COMM 373 Legal Environment of Digital Media 3 credits
COMM 374 Case Studies in Communication Law 3 credits
COMM 375 Courtroom Communication 3 credits
TOTAL 15 credits

Requirements for the digital media minor
15 credits selected from the specified courses in the digital media major 15 credits
TOTAL 15 credits

Requirements for the journalism minor
COMM 100  Communication Processes and Practice  3 credits
COMM 261 Foundations of Journalism 3 credits
COMM 361  Advanced Journalism 3 credits
Two additional courses from the following options:
  • COMM 198 Introduction to Video Production
  • COMM 250 The Radio Industry and Audio Production
  • COMM 251 Studio Television Production
  • COMM 322 Sports Media Formats
  • COMM 401 Social Media
  • COMM 490 Topics in Communication (as approved for major)
6 credits
TOTAL 15 credits

Requirements for the public relations minor
COMM 261 Foundations of Journalism 3 credits
COMM 363 Public Relations Principles 3 credits
Nine additional COMM credits from the following options:
  • COMM 362 Communication Cases and Campaigns
  • COMM 363 Public Relations: Agency Perspective
  • COMM 365 Corporate Advocacy and Activist Communication
  • COMM 401 Social Media
  • COMM 490 Topics in Communication (as approved for major)
9 credits
TOTAL 15 credits

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 Communication Courses

 

Coursework in the communication department investigates the ways we express idea — from public speaking to social media to corporate communication.