Department of Communication

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Communication Minor:
Degree Requirements

The Communication Minor is offered for students who wish to enrich their major area with a general understanding of the total communication process. The minor is designed to provide students with an increased awareness of the impact of media technology, recognition affects and behaviors. 

Fifteen semester hours of credit in the communication field are necessary to fulfill the requirements for a minor. In addition to the one required course, COM 100, Introduction to Mass Communication, students must select a concentration totaling six credits in one area and six elective credits from other areas within the communication field.

The following concentrations are available in the minor:

       Advertising

       Journalism

       Mass Communication

       Photography

       Public Relations

       Radio

       Television

       Writing for Media

              

Students interested in the minor should consult with their advisors regarding courses which meet the requirements of the various concentrations.

The following courses are required for all:
Subject Course Title Credits
COM 100 Introduction to Mass Communication
Recommended Course Sequence: Communication Minor
All courses in blue have prerequisites.
Students concentrating in Advertising must take at least 2 courses from the following:
COM 270 Advertising Essentials
COM 373 Advertising Copywriting
COM 476 Advertising Media Planning
COM 478 Advertising and Public Relations Campaigns
Students concentrating in Journalism must take ast least 2 courses from the following:
COM 351 Contemporary Print Journalism
COM 355 Radio and Television News Writing
COM 361 Publication Design
COM 450 Advanced Journalism
Students concentrating in Mass Communication must take ast least 2 courses from the following:
COM 101 Interpersonal Communication
COM 301 Persuasion
COM 300 Communication Law and Ethics
COM 321 History of Communication
COM 330 Organization Communication
COM 400 Communications Research
COM 403 Mass Communication Theory
Students concentrating in Photography must take ast least 2 courses from the following:
COM 210 Photography I
COM 215 Media Aesthetics
COM 310 Digital Photography
COM 361 Publication Design
Students concentrating in Public Relations must take ast least 2 courses from the following:
COM 260 Intro to Public Relations
COM 364 Public Relations Writing Methods
COM 464 Public Relations Crisis Management
COM 468 Public Relations Campaigns
Students concentrating in Television must take ast least 2 courses from the following:
COM 120 Television Production I
COM 220 Television Production II
COM 320 Television Production III
COM 420 Television Directing
Students concentrating in Radio & Audio Production must take ast least 2 courses from the following:
COM 241 Intro to Radio and Audio Production
COM 245 Digital Analog Audio Production: Radio/Video/Internet
COM 340 Broadcast Management
COM 440 Workshop in Radio and Audio
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