May 24, 2024  
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, Minor

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The Communication program’s mission is to generate and share knowledge about human communication in a variety of social contexts and to teach applications for ethical and effective interaction in personal and professional settings. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in organizational settings, responsible citizenship, critical thinking about communication phenomena in society, as well as advanced studies in the field of communication. We offer courses covering human communication in a variety of contexts, which are reflected in the program’s four areas of emphasis: 1) Relational Communication, 2) Organizational Communication, 3) Intercultural and Global Communication, and 4) Advocacy.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in communication are expected to:

  • Recognize the importance of communication across four related areas of emphasis: a) relational communication, b) organizational communication, c) intercultural/global communication, and d) advocacy;
  • Understand core communication theories and concepts and be prepared to apply them in their daily lives;
  • Demonstrate competence in theories and concepts from one of the four areas of emphasis (i.e., relational communication, organizational communication, intercultural/global communication, advocacy) and be prepared to apply them in their daily lives;
  • Evaluate communication research studies critically;
  • Research, develop, organize, and deliver effective and ethical written and oral presentations.

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