Students choosing the Minor in Communication must take:
COMM 110 Public Speaking (3)
COMM 215 Foundations of Communication (3)
COMM 245 Communication Theory (3)
COMM 330 Communicating in the 21st Century (3)
Plus six (6) elective credits from other Communication offerings
Online | On Campus
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 18
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Introduction to the principles and practice of effective oral communication. Through formal and informal speaking activities, students develop skills at framing and articulating ideas through speech. Students learn strategies for speaking extemporaneously, preparing and delivering presentations, formulating persuasive arguments, refining critical clarity of thought, and enhancing general facility and confidence at oral expression. Students gain practice in various speech types—including expositive and informative forms.
Historical development of the field of communication leading to current issues, emerging technologies and potential trends. Considers the cultural, aesthetic, and moral consequences of different modes of communication, as well as the human implications of emerging technologies.
Survey of scientific and interpretative approaches to the study, analysis, and explanation of communication within a variety of contexts.
The various modes for packaging and presenting communication content for public relations, advertising, social media and interactive marketing with a targeted audience. Integrates cross-cultural communication strategies. Cross-listed with JRNU 330.