Minor in Communication Studies
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The minor in Communication Studies strives to provide students with a broad base of knowledge in human and mediated communication. Specifically, courses examine the importance of communication in group settings, interpersonal (family, romantic, and friendship) relationships, mediated situations (social media, news media, entertainment media), and public spheres.
According to Bloomberg (2016), strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are among the top skills employers seek, but few candidates can demonstrate. Developing skills grounded in a strong theoretical foundation makes the Communication Studies minor a marketable complement to any major. The Communication Studies minor is available to all students, except those majoring in Communication Studies.
CM 110 Introduction to Human Communication
CM 210 Interpersonal Communication
CM 2__ Communication Elective
CM 302 Communication Concepts and Theory
CM 3_/4_ Communication Elective
CM 440 Advanced Topics in Communication