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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies Minor

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Professors: Nick Backus, Frank Nevius, Emily Plec
Associate professor: Paula Baldwin, Dana Schowalter
Assistant professor: Alexander Curry


Committed to excellence in teaching, research and service in communication based on sound theory and practice, concentrating on understanding contexts and perspectives, preparing students for lifelong effective communication.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn and apply communication theories, perspectives, principles and concepts.
  2. Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose and context.
  3. Critically analyze targeted messages.

Core Courses

In consultation with an advisor, students select at least 12 credit hours of any COM courses 100-level through 400-level, and at least 12 credit hours from 300 and 400-level COM courses.

Total Credits: 24

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