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A minor in communication studies focuses on learning the skills necessary to effectively, efficiently and ethically communicate in interpersonal, public, organizational and group settings. Courses reflect a variety of disciplines in the field of communication including organizational communication, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, small group and rhetoric. This minor will enable you to understand the centrality and complexity of communication in your personal, professional and civic life as well as encourage you to engage ethical human communication and prepare you to become a critical consumer of knowledge and information.
Communication Studies (formerly "Speech Communication") minor degree requirements for previous academic years may be found on the academic catalog page.
Department ChairLee Neibert
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