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Minor Requirements

The Communication & Rhetoric minor consists of 18 credits comprised of required and elective courses. Six credits must be earned at the 300-400 level. Acceptance of transfer courses is contingent upon approval by the faculty program coordinator. No more than three credits of an independent study can count toward the minor. All students must complete the 18 credits with a grade of C or better in all classes.

Required Courses
COMR 103 Speaking and Listening 3
COMR 204 Introduction to Rhetoric 3
COMR 305 Communicating in Professions 3
COMR 493 Seminar 3

Elective Courses*
(Any two of the following electives equivalent to six credits)
COMR 212 Argumentation 3
COMR 221 Interpersonal Communication 3
MCCNM 222 Broadcast News Writing 3
MCCNM 233 Script Writing 3
MCCNM 251 Sports Writing 3
COMR 260 Language Acquisition and Linguistics 3
COMR 291 Special Topics 3
COMR 295 Independent Study 3
ENG 304 Advanced Rhetorical Study 3
ENG 305 Technical and Scientific Report Writing 3
ENG 306 Visual Rhetoric 3
COMR 312 Persuasion 3
ENG 317 Creative Nonfiction 3
ENG 319 Professional Editing 3
ENG 326 Writing for the WEB 3
COMR/ENG/WS 335 Gender and Communication 3
ENG 345 Intercultural Communication 3
ENG 404 Writing in the Professions 3
ENG/MCCNM 440 Magazine Writing 3
ENG 445 Magazine Editing and Production 3
COMR 491 Special Topics 3
COMR 495 Independent Study 3
COMR 583 Contemporary Cultural Communication 3
Total 18

*Other courses, not listed above, may count as electives if approved by the program coordinator.

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Communication and Rhetoric Program

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