Minor in Communication Studies for Non-Communication Majors

For Students Under 2020-2022 Catalog

Communication Studies Minor

This minor is open only to students who do not have a major in Moody College. The minor requires 18 hours of coursework, including at least nine hours completed in residence. All courses must be taken for a letter grade, unless the course is only offered on the pass/fail basis. Only courses with a grade of C- or better (or CR for courses offered only on a pass/fail basis) will be counted. Students must earn a 2.0 minimum GPA in courses counting toward the minor. The Department of Communication Studies reserves the right to limit the number of students accepted as communication studies minors.

The course requirements are as follows:

Requirements Hours
CMS 306M Professional Communication Skills 3
CMS 315M Interpersonal Communication Theory 3
Twelve additional hours in Communication Studies 12

For Students Under 2018-2020 Catalog

The minor in Communication Studies will afford undergraduate students across the University the opportunity to increase their skills in communication, particularly in the areas of organizational, interpersonal, and rhetorical communication. In addition, students will study the foundations of public speaking, verbal and non-verbal communication, and intercultural communication as well as learn techniques to approach ethical dilemmas within the field of communication.

In order to pursue a minor in Communication Studies, a student must:

  • be under the 2018-2020 catalog
  • apply for the minor
  • meet any requirements for minor that the student’s major college might impose

The Department of Communication Studies reserves the right to limit the number of students accepted as Communication Studies Minors. Nine hours of coursework must be taken in residence. All communication studies minor coursework must have a grade of at least C-; if the course is offered on the pass/fail basis only, the student must earn the symbol CR. Students must earn a 2.0 minimum GPA in courses counting toward the minor. This minor is not available to students with a major in the Moody College.

The course requirements are as follows:

Requirements

Hours

CMS 306M

Professional Communication Skills

3

CMS 315M

Interpersonal Communication Theory

3

Twelve additional hours from the following list: 

12

CMS 301

Topics in Communication Studies (any topic)

 

CMS 320

Advanced Presentation Skills

 

CMS 322E

Communication Ethics

 

CMS 323R

Rhetoric: East and West

 

CMS 330

Interpersonal Health Communication

 

CMS 332

Argumentation and Advocacy

 

CMS 332K

Theories of Persuasion

 

CMS 333

Case Studies in Argumentation

 

CMS 334K

Nonverbal Communication

 

CMS 335

Strategic Sales and Event Planning

 

CMS 337

Building Sales Relationships

 

CMS 340K

Communication and Social Change

 

CMS 341

Digital Communications

 

CMS 342K

Political Communication

 

CMS 344K

Lying and Deception

 

CMS 345P

Communication and Public Opinion

 

CMS 347K

Rhetoric of Popular Culture

 

CMS 348K

Visual Media and Interaction

 

CMS 349M

Advanced Analysis of Popular Culture

 

CMS 353S

Social Media and Organizations

 

CMS 354

Conflict Resolution

 

CMS 355K

Intercultural Communication

 

CMS 357

Family Communication

 

CMS 358

Communication and Personal Relationships

 

CMS 359

Language, Culture, and Communication of Hip-Hop

 

CMS 164M

Pre-Graduate School Mentorship

 

CMS 264M

Pre-Graduate School Mentorship

 

CMS 364M

Pre-Graduate School Mentorship

 

CMS 366

Rhetoric, Love, and Democracy

 

CMS 366C

Celebrity Culture

 

CMS 366F

Rhetoric of Film

 

CMS 366M

Rhetoric and Popular Music

 

CMS 366R

Religious Communication and Paranormalism

 

CMS 371K

Practicum in Conflict Mediation

 

CMS 372T

Time Matters

 

CMS 372D

The Politics of National Memory

 

CMS 373D

Advocacy and Politics

 

For Students Under 2016-2018 Catalog

In order to pursue a minor in Communication Studies under the 2016-2018 Catalog, a student must:

-      Be under the 2016-2018 catalog

-      Apply for the minor

-      Meet any requirement for minor that the student’s major college might impose

The Department of Communication Studies reserves the right to limit the number of students accepted as Communication Studies Minors.  Nine hours of coursework must be taken in residence.  All CMS minor coursework must be completed on a letter graded basis (no pass/fail) and a grade of C or higher must be earned in order for the credit to count toward the minor requirements.  This minor is not available to students with a major in the Moody College.

The course requirements are as follows:

1.       Communication Studies 306M, Professional Communication Skills and Communication Studies 315M, Interpersonal Comm Theory

2.      Nine additional hours from the following list:

Communication Studies 320, Advanced Presentation Skills 

Communication Studies 322E, Communication Ethics

Communication Studies 323R, Rhetoric: East and West

Communication Studies 330, Interpersonal Health Communication 

Communication Studies 332, Argumentation and Advocacy

Communication Studies 332K, Theories of Persuasion 

Communication Studies 333, Case Studies in Argumentation

Communication Studies 334K, Nonverbal Communication

Communication Studies 335, Strategic Sales and Event Planning 

Communication Studies 336D, Careers

Communication Studies 337, Building Sales Relationships

Communication Studies 340K, Communication and Social Change

Communication Studies 341, Digital Communications

Communication Studies 342K, Political Communication

Communication Studies 344K, Lying and Deception

Communication Studies 345P, Communication and Public Opinion

Communication Studies 347K, Rhetoric of Popular Culture

Communication Studies 348K, Visual Media and Interaction

Communication Studies 349M, Advanced Analysis of Popular Culture

Communication Studies 353S, Social Media and Organizations

Communication Studies 354, Conflict Resolution

Communication Studies 355K, Intercultural Communication

Communication Studies 357, Family Communication

Communication Studies 358, Communication and Personal Relationships

Communication Studies 359, Language, Culture, and Communication of Hip-Hop

Communication Studies 164M, 264M, or 364M, Pre-Graduate School Mentorship 

Communication Studies 366, Rhetoric, Love, and Democracy

Communication Studies 366C, Celebrity Culture

Communication Studies 366F, Rhetoric of Film

Communication Studies 366M, Rhetoric and Popular Music

Communication Studies 366R, Religious Communication and Paranormalism

Communication Studies 367, Topics in Communication Studies, Any Topics Course 

Communication Studies 371K, Practicum in Conflict Mediation

Communication Studies 372T, Time Matters

Communication Studies 373D, Advocacy and Politics 

Communication Studies 374D, Beyond Congress and the White House