Communications Minors

Communications majors may not count the same course for an emphasis and a minor. Moreover, courses selected require a grade of C- or higher and may not count toward more than one minor.

Minor in Advertising. Students are expected to participate in department activities appropriate to their interests and successfully complete 24 semester hours: COMM:100 Grammar for Communicators, COMM:217 Principles of Advertising, COMM:317 Print and Web Advertising, COMM:318 Integrated Marketing Communications, COMM:323 Computer Design Skills, COMM:371 Broadcast Advertising, two semesters of COMM:501 Practica, and one of the following electives: COMM:101 Essentials of Digital Media, ARTS:243 Digital Photography, ARTG:251 Computer Applications in Graphic Design, MGMT:382 Consumer Behavior, or MGMT:481 Advertising Management.

Minor in Broadcasting. Students are expected to participate in WQSU radio operations and successfully complete 26 semester hours: COMM:101 Essentials of Digital Media, COMM:182 Writing for New Media, COMM:171 Introduction to Media, COMM:277 Audio Production and Media Performance, COMM:282 Fundamentals of Digital Media Production, COMM:481 Media Law, and COMM:501 (two practica—one in radio and one of the student’s choice).

Minor in Journalism. Students are expected to participate in The Crusader and/or The Lanthorn or other department activities appropriate to their interests and successfully complete 22 semester hours: COMM:131 Introduction to Journalism, COMM:231 Newswriting and Reporting, COMM:331 Editing, COMM:435 Feature Writing, either COMM:282 Fundamentals of Digital Media Production or ARTS:243 Digital Photography, and COMM:501 (two practica).

Minor in Public Relations. Students are expected to participate in PRSSA, Sterling Communications or various media activities appropriate to their interests and complete 22–24 semester hours: COMM:100 Grammar for Communicators, COMM:131 Introduction to Journalism, COMM:211 Public Relations, COMM:314 Public Relations Writing and Campaigns, COMM:411 Public Relations/Corporate Communications Management, and COMM:501 (two practica) and one of the following courses: COMM:101 Essentials of Digital Media, COMM:192 Public Speaking, COMM:323 Computer Design Skills, COMM:201 Ethics and Leadership, and COMM:318 Integrated Marketing Communications.

Minor in Speech Communication. Students are expected to participate in departmental activities appropriate to their interests and complete 22 semester hours: COMM:190 Communication/Media Theory, COMM:191 Interpersonal Communication, COMM:192 Public Speaking and COMM:491 Team Communication and six semester hours chosen from the following: COMM:295 Effective Listening, COMM:194 Intercultural Communication, COMM:201 Ethics and Leadership, COMM:296 Dynamic Presentational Speaking, or COMM:501 (two practica).