Effective communication is a skill that consistently is on the list of traits employers are looking for when hiring new employees. The Communication Studies minor helps students develop their skills in speaking, working with groups, and understanding relationships. Regardless of a student’s major, communication skills are one key to career success.
Graduates will understand how communication affects different kinds of relationships and how to use communication to improve relationships.
Graduates will be able to effectively express their ideas in presentations.
Graduates will develop their leadership skills for working with groups and individuals.
COM 2023: Communication and Leadership
Through work on a team project, this course helps students identify and develop their potential with interpersonal communication and leadership.
COM 3103: Interviewing in Professional Settings
Students will learn techniques to use in a variety of interview settings, both as the interviewer and as the subject of an interview.
SCM 1033: Introduction to Rhetoric and Social Influence
This course gives an overview of communication theories and how they play a role in creating messages for different audiences. Students will learn about communication through interactive exercises and a project.