2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 26, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Communication Studies Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Joshua Westwick, Associate Director
School of Communication and Journalism
Pugsley Center 115, Box 2218

Program Information

A minor in Communication Studies allows students to understand the central role that communication plays in people’s lives, across a variety of contexts.

Student Learning Outcomes

With a minor in Communication Studies, students will be able to:

  • appropriately analyze and adapt oral and written messages that are effective, clear, and persuasive, given the audience and occasion.
  • demonstrate the communication skills necessary to engage in personal, professional, civic and social relationships.
  • critically evaluate verbal and nonverbal messages in differing social and cultural contexts in order to assess their effectiveness and ethical implications.
  • demonstrate comprehension of concepts relative to the theory and criticism of human communication.
  • demonstrate the ability to effectively gather information, research and analyze issues from a variety of perspectives.

Course Delivery Format

A wide range of course formats are available in this major including, lectures, laboratory, small group, seminar, interactive and collaborative partnerships.


Select 9 credits from the following:

  • SPCM 200-level (Students may choose one 200-level SPCM course or up to 3 credits of SPCM 281 Activity credits) Credits: 3
  • SPCM 300-400 level courses (Electives as approved by the Department Head) Credits: 6-9

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