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 Courses
COMM 2338Public Speaking3
COMM 4345Political Communication3
Communication Studies
Choose 6 hours from the following:6
Argumentation and Debate
Rhetorical Research Methods
Media Criticism
American Speeches
Rhetoric of Protest Movements
Organizational Rhetoric
Advanced Public Speaking
Communication Internship
Political Science and Public Administration
Choose 3 hours from the following:3
Basic Political Institutions
American Political Thought: From the Colonial Period to Civil War
Contemporary Political Theory
Ancient and Medieval Political Thought (Greeks to 1600)
Modern Political Theory (1600 - 1900)
Choose 3 hours from the following:3
Public Policy Process
Campaigns and Elections
Political Parties and Party Politics
State and Local Government
The American Founding
Politics in Film
Constitutional Law: Basic Structures and Principles
Constitutional Law: Individual Liberties
American Foreign Policy
Latina/o Politics
Religion and American Public Life
Legal Theories and Research
Choose 3 hours from the following:3
Congress and the Legislative Process
The American Presidency
The Supreme Court and the Judicial Process
Choose 3 hours from the following:3
African Politics
Government and Politics of Latin America
Government and Politics of Europe
Government and Politics of Russia
Government and Politics of Asia
Revolution and Nationalism
Theories of International Politics
Issues in World Politics
United States-Latin America Relations
Islamic Law and Politics
International Organizations
Politics of International Economic Relations
Total Hours24