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Communication & Performance

College of Arts & Sciences

The Department of Communication & Performance offers minors in Communication Studies and Storytelling. 

 

For more information about this minor, see Communication Studies in the course catalog.

Total for minor: 21 credit hours

Required: 12 credit hours of core courses:

SPCH 2330 Communication Theory

Advanced Presentation Elective (choose one)

  • SPCH 3346 Speaking for Social Change*
  • SPCH 3380 Communicating in Groups
  • SPCH 4346 Business & Professional Communication

Approved Presentation Skills Course
Diversity Elective (choose one)

  • SPCH 3346 Speaking for Social Change*
  • SPCH 4200 Gender Communication
  • SPCH 4356 Intercultural Communication

Approved Presentation Skills Course

*SPCH 3346 Speaking for Social Change may only count as either an Advanced Presentation Elective or Diversity Elective.

For course descriptions and schedules, see Communication Studies in the course catalog.

Electives: 9 credits from the courses listed below or any unduplicated courses from above.

SPCH 1300 General Speech cannot be counted toward the minor.

  • SPCH 2300 Public Speaking
  • SPCH 2320 Argumentation & Debate
  • SPCH 2325 Speech and Debate Team (1-3 credits)
  • SPCH 2550 Communicating in Relationships
  • SPCH 2700 Professional Communication & Technology
  • SPCH 3300 Qualitative Research Methods
  • SPCH 3330 Quantitative Research Methods
  • SPCH 3340 Rhetorical Criticism
  • SPCH 3350 Interpersonal Communication
  • SPCH 3390 Persuasion
  • SPCH 4018 Honors Thesis (3-6 Credits)
  • SPCH 4210 Family Communication
  • SPCH 4317 Rhetoric and Public Address
  • SPCH 4357 Organizational Communication
  • SPCH 4366 Communication Ethics
  • SPCH 4377 Health Communication
  • SPCH 4380 Communication Studies Internship
  • SPCH 4607 Speech Practicum
  • SPCH 4900 Independent Studies (1-3 Credits)
  • SPCH 4957 Topic in Speech: Allowed to duplicate
    SPCH 4957 from above if taken as a different topic

*At least 9 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level

For course descriptions and schedules, see Communication Studies in the course catalog.

For more information about this minor, see Storytelling in the course catalog.

Total for minor: 18 credit hours 

Required: 12 credit hours of core courses: 

  • STOR 2500 Introduction to Storytelling
  • STOR 3510 Storytelling in Oral Traditions 
  • STOR 4510 Telling Personal Stories
  • STOR 4647 Applied Storytelling

For course descriptions and schedules, see Storytelling in the course catalog

Electives: 6 credit hours to be approved by the student’s minor advisor, and drawn from related courses in Education, Communication, Theater, English, Folklore, Anthropology/Sociology, Business and Marketing, History, Literature and Languages, etc. Approved electives from related departments may focus on storytelling as an element of culture, as a mode of transmitting content, or on aspects of the performance process. Examples include:

  • ANTH 2040 Folk Culture in the Modern World
  • ANTH 3070 Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 3250 Environmental Anthropology
  • APST 2060 Introduction to Appalachian Studies 
  • APST 3530 Religion in Appalachia
  • ECED 3150 Creative Development of Young Children
  • ENGL 3280 Mythology 
  • ENGL 3650 American Folklore
  • ENGL 4217 Irish/Scottish Literature
  • HIST 3041 History of Southern Appalachians
  • HIST 3911 Ancient Religions 
  • JOUR 2050 History and Issues of Journalism 
  • MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior and Management
  • MKTG 3200 Principles of Marketing
  • SPCH 3340 Rhetorical Criticism
  • SPCH 3350 Interpersonal Communication
  • SPCH 3390 Persuasion
  • SPCH 4200 Gender and Communication
  • THEA 2500 Creative Drama
  • THEA 2510 Acting I 
  • THEA 3500 Voice and Diction

For course descriptions and schedules, see Storytelling in the course catalog.

Current Undergraduate Course Rotation (pdf) for 2017-2018

CMST Course Rotation 17-18 

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