A minor in communication studies requires 18 hours of course work in communication studies beyond the General Education requirement, including SCOM 240, SCOM 241 and a minimum of nine hours at the 300 level and three hours at the 400 level. Before a student begins a minor in communication studies, the school director and the student's adviser must approve his/her planned program of study.

Minors

Conflict Analysis and Intervention Minor

The minor in conflict analysis and intervention prepares students to analyze conflict interaction and explore various methods of formal and informal conflict intervention in a wide variety of contexts. The program is intended for students not majoring in communication studies who wish to supplement and augment their major area of study. The requirements for a conflict analysis and intervention studies minor are 18 credit hours.

Cultural Communication Minor

The minor in cultural communication is designed to provide students with principles and theories of communication processes that help explain dynamics of intercultural interactions in personal and professional contexts. The program is intended for students not majoring in communication studies who wish to augment their major area of study, develop skills of cultural competence and increase their awareness of diversity.

Communication Studies

A minor in communication studies requires 18 hours of course work in communication studies beyond the General Education requirement, including SCOM 240, SCOM 241 and a minimum of nine hours of courses at the 300 level and three hours at the 400 level. Before a student begins a minor in communication studies, the school director and the student's adviser must approve his or her planned program of study.

Health Communication Minor

The minor in health communication is designed to provide students not majoring in communication studies with conceptual and applied knowledge about communication interaction and its effects on health care, health care practitioners and patients/clients. Students will gain strong writing and research skills, project management expertise, leadership and team building skills as well as gain knowledge in the areas of interpersonal doctor-patient communication, health campaigns and public health, culture and health, ethics and health, and organizational communication. It is designed for students pursuing careers in related health care fields or for students who have an interest in health communication.

Political Communication Minor

The School of Communication Studies and the Department of Political Science offer a joint minor in political communication with emphases on political campaigning and interest groups. The purpose of this minor is to provide students with conceptual, practical and applied knowledge in the fields of public and private interest groups and political campaigns. For a full description of this minor, refer to Political Communication Minor. This minor is exempt from the School of Communication Studies minor admissions policy.

Sport Communication Minor

The School of Communication Studies offers a minor in sport communication. This minor consists of course work in communication studies, media arts and design, and kinesiology for students with an interest in sports media and communication.

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