University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Nov 29, 2021  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022

Communication Studies, Minor

Communication Studies focuses both on the practice and development of skills for competent communication as well as analyzing and studying the how people create shared meanings and interpretations of the world around them.  Students with communication competency can find success in a variety of careers and enriched personal relationships.  Communication Studies aims to connect the classroom to the real world. Our department focuses on two interrelated areas of communication:  Relational Dynamics (RD) and Public Advocacy and Civic Engagement (PACE). Relational Dynamics focuses on the development and maintenance of relationships (personal, friendship, romantic, family, workplace, organizational, intercultural, and community). Public Advocacy and Civic Engagement focuses on how we influence and persuade public audiences through speaking, argument, and mediated communication.  Students learn about advocacy campaigns in business, political, community, or social movement contexts.

Contact Information

Department of Communication Studies
Lincoln Hall 318
(775) 784-6839

College of Liberal Arts Advising:

I. Program Requirements (18 units)

Students majoring in another field may minor in Communication Studies by completing the following: