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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:

COMM 2330 Communication Theory

Advanced Presentation Elective (choose one)

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

Approved Presentation Skills Course
Diversity Elective (choose one)

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

Approved Presentation Skills Course

*COMM 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.

COMM 1300 General Speech cannot be counted toward the minor.

  • COMM 2045 Public Speaking
  • COMM 2055 Argumentation & Debate
  • COMM 2325 Speech and Debate Team (1-3 credits)
  • COMM 2550 Communicating in Relationships
  • COMM 2700 Professional Communication & Technology
  • COMM 3300 Qualitative Research Methods
  • COMM 3330 Quantitative Research Methods
  • COMM 3340 Rhetorical Criticism
  • COMM 3350 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 3390 Persuasion
  • COMM 4018 Honors Thesis (3-6 Credits)
  • COMM 4210 Family Communication
  • COMM 4317 Rhetoric and Public Address
  • COMM 4357 Organizational Communication
  • COMM 4366 Communication Ethics
  • COMM 4377 Health Communication
  • COMM 4380 Communication Studies Internship
  • COMM 4607 Speech Practicum
  • COMM 4900 Independent Studies (1-3 Credits)
  • COMM 4957 Topic in Speech: Allowed to duplicate
    COMM 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
  • COMM 3340 Rhetorical Criticism
  • COMM 3350 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 3390 Persuasion
  • COMM 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


 

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