Our communication and media studies program offers a critical approach to those elements in society that are shaped and influenced by human symbol systems.

Communication and Media Studies Minor Requirements

Minor in Speech Communication with Secondary Certification (six courses)

Students seeking a minor in secondary certification for teaching grades 6-12 must complete:

  • COME 122 Principles of Interpersonal Communication
  • COME 124 Principles of Mass Communication
  • COME 322 Business and Professional Speaking
  • COME 324 Persuasion 
  • COME 426 Organizational Communication
  • COME 427 Communication Theory

Students seeking secondary certification in speech communication must formally request entry into the teacher education cohort during their first year.


Communication Studies Minor (six courses)

  • COME 122 Principles of Interpersonal Communication
  • COME 124 Principles of Mass Communication
  • COME 426 Organizational Communication or COME 427 Communication Theory

Three of the following:

  • COME 222 Small Group Communication
  • COME 322 Business and Professional Speaking
  • COME 323 Nonverbal Communication
  • COME 324 Persuasion
  • COME 330 Intercultural Communication
  • (COME 389 Special Topics where appropriate)

Media Studies Minor (six courses)

  • COME 122 Principles of Interpersonal Communication
  • COME 124 Principles of Mass Communication
  • COME 467 Television Criticism or COME 468 Mass Communication Theory

Three of the following:

  • COME 224 American Electronic Media
  • COME 252 Writing for Media
  • COME 343 International Media Communication
  • COME 364 Media Law and Regulation
  • COME 383 Media Ethics
  • COME 384 Communication Technology and Social Change
  • (COME 389 Special Topics where appropriate)