Minors

 Minors in Communication Arts

Communication skills are essential in virtually every academic discipline and professional career. Enhance the value of your academic degree and prepare for professional success with a communication minor. From gaining an understanding of interpersonal communication dynamics to understanding how to communicate through a crisis, you have a host of options for a minor that matters. The following minors are not available to Communication Arts majors.

Minor in Communication Studies (15 Credits)

A minor in Communication Studies enables students to complement their degree major with strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work in teams and groups, and a thorough understanding of the impact of culture on communication. Verbal and written communication skills are among the top skills employers want in job candidates and effective communicators experience the highest levels of success in every career path.

The Communication Studies minor addresses the ways in which people communicate in relationships and in public discourse. Through theory and application, the minor includes the study of the ways in which such processes relate to cultural, gender and rhetorical issues.

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Minor in Business Communication (15 Credits)

Develop a high level of competency in written, oral, and visual communication, skills which are increasingly recognized as vital to success in business. The minor develops students’ communication professionalism through theoretical and workshop courses emphasizing creative, workable solutions to challenging communication problems.

The minor promotes the practical use of communication skills in a wide variety of managerial tasks in both profit and non-profit organizations. Key skills taught include facilitating teamwork, managing conflict, interviewing effectively, writing professional business documents, building employee morale, leading teams, speaking and shaping a company’s image.

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Minor in International Communication (15 Credits)

The International Communication Minor will help students develop an understanding of cross-linguistic and cross-cultural issues involved in international communication. Since different nations are associated with different languages and cultures, international communication is inseparable from intercultural communication. This minor will explore issues involved in interaction between speakers from different backgrounds and will equip them with conceptual tools to explore those issues.

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