Minors and Support Areas

Graduate Minors

A minor for the Master of Arts degrees, which allow for a minor, consists of 12 or more hours of graduate-level work (at least one-half at the 6000-level) in the proposed minor field. Minors are offered in communication, as well as all major areas. The choice of the proposed minor must be approved by the graduate advisor of the major department.

Communication (COMM)

Communication is offered as a minor on the Master of Arts degree or as a minor on the Master of Education degree. A minor consists of 12 or more hours of graduate-level work (at least one-half at the 6000-level) approved by the program director and the department head of the minor area.

COMM 5301 Rhetorical Analysis (3-3-0)

The analysis and evaluation of public speeches, including historical and contemporary speeches and styles of criticism.

COMM 5302 Studies in Communication: (3-3-0)

A study of contemporary approaches to communication theory. Course content will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated as topic varies.

COMM 5305 Organizational Communication (3-3-0)

The study of communication in organizations and the role of the professional in those structures. Prerequisite, one of the following: Speech Communication, Communication for Teachers, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

COMM 5308 Trends in Communication (3-3-0)

The study of current trends that influence the discipline of communication. COMM 6301 Research in Communication (3-2-X)

Introduction to research as it relates to the literature, history, and experimentation in communication.

COMM 6302 Problems of Communication (3-3-X)

A study of the problems of communication and the literary, historical, critical, and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies applicable to the field.