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 22-24 semester hours: COMM:100 Grammar for Communicators (for non-communications majors), 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).