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Overview

The communications minor focuses on developing oral communication skills, with opportunities for students to apply these skills in live settings.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Prepare for a career that focuses on strong communication skills.
  • Develop creative, independent and informed choices regarding one’s approach to communications.
  • Participate and compete for the C of I's award-winning Howlin' Yotes speech and debate team.
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Minor
Communication Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

15 credits

 

Minor Requirements

 

Rhetorical Core

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
SPE-101 Basic Public Speaking 3 credits
SPE-201 Foundations of Oral Communication 3 credits

 

Methods

Complete one course from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
SPE-240 Rhetorical Criticism 3 credits
SPE-245 Critical Cultural Methodology 3 credits

 

Course not taken to satisfy Methods requirement (SPE-240 or SPE-245) may count toward the minor's Topics requirement.

 

Topics

Complete 6 credits from the following. At least 3 credits must be outside the SPE designation. 

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-111 Ways of Seeing 3 credits
JOURN-200 Principles and Practices of Journalism: Print 3 credits
JOURN-201 Principles & Practices of Journalism: Visual 3 credits
PHI-150 Critical Reasoning 3 credits
PHI-214 Introduction to Logic 3 credits
PHI-309 Feminist Philosophy 3 credits
SPE-199 Debate I 1 credits
SPE-240 Rhetorical Criticism 3 credits
SPE-245 Critical Cultural Methodology 3 credits
SPE-305 Paradigms in Intercultural Communication 3 credits
SPE-306 Communicating Gender and Sexuality 3 credits
SPE-310 Topics in the Philosophy of Communication 3 credits
SPE-399 Debate II 1 credits
THE-200 Introduction to Film Studies 3 credits
THE-215 Acting Fundamentals 3 credits
THE-216 Voice and Diction 3 credits
THE-300 Gender and Sexuality in Film 3 credits

 

If not taken to satisfy the Methods requirement SPE-240 or SPE-245 may be count toward the Topics requirement.

SPE-199: Up to 3 credits may count toward this requirement.

SPE-399: Up to 3 credits may count toward this requirement.

 

 

Mock Supreme Court

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