Communication Minors

Students may elect to minor in communication by using one of the following four options (each requires a concentration of 18 hours; nine of which must be upper division):
General Communication Minor:
COMM 1020 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 2030
COMM 3650
Introduction to Communication Theory OR
Mass Media and Society
COMM 2100 Public Speaking
COMM 4000 Rhetorical Dimensions of Communication
AND any two upper division communication courses
Organizational Communication Minor:
COMM 1020 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 2240 Introduction to Organizational Communication
COMM 3240 Business and Professional Communication
COMM 3240 Business and Professional Communication
COMM 4240 Advanced Organizational Communication - Spring only

AND two of the following five courses:

COMM 3150 Group Processes
COMM 3280 Intercultural Communication
COMM 3440 Leadership Communication
COMM 3650 Mass Media and Society - Fall only
COMM 4250 Advanced Interpersonal Communication:
Conflict Management
Media Minor:
COMM 2250 Intro to Film and Video
COMM 2270 Beginning Television Production
COMM 2900 Writing for the Media
COMM 3650 Mass Media and Society - Fall only

AND two of the following four courses:

COMM 3500 American Cinema
COMM 4450 Advertising Media
COMM 4500 Media Management
COMM 4610 Principles and Practice of Public Relations

Leadership Studies Minor:

Students may also pursue the minor option in Leadership Studies. The minor is designed to both facilitate and enhance the transformation of students as they discover their full potential and become enlightened leaders within a democratic society. Core and elective faculty are drawn from the Colleges of Letters, Arts, and Sciences; Business: and Education.

Requirements for Leadership Studies minor option:

- Completion of 18 credit hours
- Three core courses in Leadership Studies
- One elective from each Leadership Content Area

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Courses taken as part of the Leadership Studies minor may not be counted toward a major or
minor in any other degree program.

 

Leadership Studies Core Requirements:
COMM 1440 Foundations of Leadership
COMM 2440 Leadership Theory & Practice
COMM 4950 Seminar in Leadership and Organizational Change
AND one elective from each Leadership content area
LEADERSHIP CONTENT AREA ELECTIVES:

Understanding Diversity:

COMM 2150 Male/Female Communication
COMM 3280 Intercultural Communication
COMM 3330 Gender and Leadership
PSC/WEST 3010 Women in Politics
PSY 3450 Psychology of Diversity
PSY 3550/WEST 3450 Psychology and Women
SOC/WEST 2200 Intro to Racial/Ethnic Groups
SOC/WEST 3290 Race and Ethnic Relations

 

Management and Organizational Leadership:
COMM 3440 Organizational Leadership
MGMT 3300 Introduction to Management and Organizations
MGMT 4370 Organizational Development and Change
PHIL 4160 Business and Management Ethics
SOC 4350 Formal Organizations

 

Social and Political Applications of Leadership:
LEAD 2110 Profiles in Leadership
COMM 3770 Ethical Leadership
COMM 4290 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
COMM 4770 Leadership Communication in a Global Environment
ECON 3300 Environmental Economics
ID/GES/WEST 3660 Community Service
LEAD 4500 Student Leadership Seminar (only for students in CLC)
PHIL 4140 Environmental Philosophy
PSC 4070 Urban Politics
ID/PSC 4390 The Presidency
SOC 2220 Communities in a Global Environment