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 & Media Studies Minor Requirements

Communication Studies Minor

(24 credits)

  • 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 327 Health Communication
  • COME 328 Family Communication
  • COME 329 Political Communication
  • COME 330 Intercultural Communication
  • COME 389 Special Topics (where appropriate)
Media Studies Minor

(24 credits)
  • 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 252 Writing for Media
  • COME 329 Political Communication
  • COME 364 Media Law and Regulation
  • COME 383 Media Ethics
  • COME 384 Communication Technology and Social Change
  • COME 389 Special Topics (where appropriate)

Minor in Speech Communication With Secondary Certification

(24 credits)

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.