Minors in Communication

 

A student writing on a paper on her desk in class

 

A minor in communication can support careers in market analysis, consulting, international affairs, business and much more. With two choices for a communication-based minor, undergraduates can customize their academic path to their interests.

In both the communication minor and the organizational communication minor, courses explore the oral, written, nonverbal, live and mass-media nature of communication phenomena.

 


Minor in Communication

 

The communication minor builds a base in communication studies with required courses in intercultural and professional communication. Electives include Sociology of the Family, Sexual Communication and options for independent study or internships.

A student speaks in Professor Miller's class.

 

Minor in Communication Course Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 6 credits in required courses and 12 credits in elective courses.

Required
COMM 1025Introduction to Communication Studies
COMM 1040Public Communication
or COMM 1041 Interpersonal Communication
One course from the following:
COMM 2120Small Group Communication
COMM 3171Professional Communication
COMM 3174Intercultural Communication
Three courses from the following:
COMM 2000Sophomore Colloquium
COMM 2100Communication Theory
COMM 2140Nonverbal Behavior
COMM 2162Sociology of the Family
or SOC 2162 Sociology of the Family
COMM 3110Research Methods-Communication
COMM 3170Organizational Communication
COMM 3172Health Communication
COMM 3173Communication in a Mediated World
COMM 3175Strategic Communication
COMM 3176Issues and Image Management
COMM 3177Corporate Ethical Communication
COMM 3179Sexual Communication
COMM 3180Communication Criticism
COMM 3190Selected Topics
COMM 4196Independent Study
COMM 4197Internship

 


Minor in Organizational Communication

Professor Pariera lectures a class.

 

 

The organizational communication minor incorporates Industrial-Organizational Psychology courses with a background in organization and social systems. Electives include Teams and Global Communication, Group Dynamics and Corporate Ethical Communication.

Note: This minor cannot be taken by a communication major since the chosen minor must be outside the major.

Minor in Organizational Communication Course Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 12 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.

Required (12 credits):
COMM 3170Organizational Communication
COMM 3171Professional Communication
ORSC 1109Introduction to Organizational Sciences
ORSC 2544Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Electives
Two courses (6 credits) from the following:
COMM 2120Small Group Communication
COMM 2140Nonverbal Behavior
COMM 3173Communication in a Mediated World
COMM 3174Intercultural Communication
COMM 3175Strategic Communication
COMM 3176Issues and Image Management
COMM 3177Corporate Ethical Communication
ORSC 2046Global Organizations
ORSC 2560Group Dynamics

This minor is not available to communication majors.