Communication Studies

Communication is a tool to build, maintain, and navigate relationships with individuals, institutions, and society. Through study of different types and contexts of communication, students recognize the vital role it plays in the negotiation of everyday life, understand the underlying theories and principles, and build the skills to put them into practice.

The Communication Studies minor aims to help students realize how communication constructs the social world in which they live and connects them to it.

Minor coordinator: Matthew Petrunia  

Requirements

Complete five of the following courses.

Course Credits
EN 141 Fundamentals of Communication  
EN 201 Organizational Communication and Workplace Relationships   
EN 203 Your Digital Life: Online Literacies for a Networked World   
EN 241 Professional Speech Communication   
EN 242 Public Speaking   
EN 243 Voice and Articulation: Theory and Practice   
EN 244 Speech Dynamics in Group Communication   
EN 245 Intercultural Communication   
EN 246 Interpersonal Communication   
EN 274 Voices of Civil Rights in American History   
EN 306 Conflict Management and Negotiation   
EN 342 ARGUMENTATION AND PERSUASION   
EN 343 ADVANCED PUBLIC SPEAKING   
EN 372 RHETORIC IN POPULAR CULTURE  

Please check the Undergraduate Catalog for course descriptions and any prerequisite information.