Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Communication Studies

Communication Studies, Minor


Academic Information

This minor is designed to help students become effective participants in a communication-rich world where oral, written, and nonverbal communication are paramount. Students will explore public, group, and interpersonal communication, professional communication, and how to express and defend their opinions as informed citizens in a representative democracy.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Communication Studies

Communication Studies, Minor


Careers

What Can I Do with a Minor in Communication Studies?

Learning how to be an effective communicator is useful in whatever career you pursue. With a minor in Communication Studies from Northern Arizona University, you'll learn how verbal communication enhances relationships and builds cultural understanding.

This minor can be an excellent addition to any major. Faculty members emphasize critical thinking and research, preparing you to be a reflective citizen able to contribute thoughtfully and constructively to the world around you.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Communication Studies

Communication Studies, Minor


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Communication Studies

Communication Studies, Minor


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 21

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Relational literacy and communication:  Students will develop an understanding of how human relationships are constructed, negotiated and maintained through communication.
  2. Professional identity: Students will develop an understanding of the ways communication defines and strengthens their ability to navigate organizational and occupational relationships.
  3. Culture and communication:  Students will develop an understanding of the function of communication in the construction of diverse social, cultural and political identities.
  4. Inquiry and scholarship: Students will develop an understanding of and ability to apply research methods (quantitative, qualitative and critical) in multiple contexts of communication.
  5. Disciplinary identity: Students will develop an understanding of the evolution, status, and function of the communication field.
  6. Communication competencies:   Students will demonstrate competence in oral and written communication.
  7. Theoretical and critical thinking: Students will develop the ability to critically analyze messages, identify and evaluate underlying assumptions, forms of reasoning, use of evidence and conceptual frameworks.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Communication Studies

Communication Studies, Minor


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Minor Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Communication Studies

Communication Studies, Minor


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