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  Aug 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Communication Minor


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Program Coordinator/Contact
Jennifer Anderson, Program Coordinator
Department of Communication Studies
Pugsley Continuing Education Center 115
605-688-6131
E-mail: jennifer.anderson@sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/cst

Program Information
The Health Communication minor emphasizes knowledge and skills in areas such as patient provider communication, telemedicine, and persuasive health messaging. Students gain familiarity with contemporary health issues and perspectives outside of the communication discipline. The minor provides students with a firm foundation to pursue a career in a variety of health-related fields, building on the central role of communication in the delivery, management, and promotion of health care.

Student Learning Outcomes
Health Communication students will:

  • Articulate the role of communication in the promotion and delivery of health care on individual and community levels.
  • Develop communication skills necessary for appropriately and effectively conveying health information across a variety of contexts.
  • Understand the impact of community, cultural, psychological, and other forces on health behaviors and decision-making.
  • Work closely with a community client to develop, implement, and evaluate a Health Communication project designed to improve community health.

Course Delivery Format
Faculty deliver program coursework on the main campus in Brookings, South Dakota. This minor requires coursework covering the breadth of Health Communication theories and contexts as well as methods for conducting Health Communication research in the academy and community.

Requirements for Health Communication Minor: 18 Credits


Electives


Select ten credits from the list. At least one course must be prefixed SPCM and at least one course must be prefixed HLTH/HSC. Credits: 10

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