Minor in Political Communication

The minor in Political Communication requires 24 semester credit hours, including 12 hours from the Department of Communication Studies and 12 hours of selected courses from the Department of Political Science. The minor addresses a variety of theories, principles, and skills related to the political communication process. The minor is designed for students interested in law, politics, public administration, public policy, or other professions related to issues and ideas in a political communication context.

If a student is a Communication Studies major, only the core courses in Communication Studies (COMM 1310, COMM 2315, COMM 2330, COMM 2338, COMM 3301, and COMM 3302) may count towards their minor in Political Communication.

If a student is a Political Science major, no course may count for both their major and minor.

Required: Communication Studies
COMM 2338Public Speaking3
COMM 4345Political Communication3
Electives: Communication Studies
Choose 6 hours from the following:6
Rhetoric, Race, and Memory
Rhetorical Research Methods
Argumentation and Debate
Public Advocacy and Civic Engagement
Media Criticism
American Speeches
Rhetoric of Protest Movements
Organizational Rhetoric
Advanced Public Speaking
Communication Internship
Required: Political Science and Public Administration
PS 3321Campaigns and Elections3
or PS 4326 Media and Public Opinion
Electives: Political Science and Public Administration
Choose 9 hours from the following:9
Politics and Personality
Quantitative Research in Political Science
Campaigns and Elections (if not taken as "required")
Political Parties and Party Politics
Congress and the Legislative Process
The American Presidency
Issues and Interest Groups: Power and Pressure in America
Politics in Film
The Supreme Court and the Judicial Process
Comparative Politics
Public Policy Process
Introduction to International Studies
African American Politics
Latina/o Politics
Women in Politics
Media and Public Opinion (if not taken as "required")
Religion and American Public Life
Government, Nonprofit and American Business
Total Hours24