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Minor in Communication

A skill that speaks for itself.

In every corner of the world, there is a need for great communicators. No matter your field of study or your future career — whether writing a report, leading a team or delivering a board presentation — the ability to communicate well and effectively is essential.

The minor in communication at William Woods University will enrich any degree you choose to pursue and increase your marketability as a job candidate. With coursework in mass media, communication theory and law and countless electives to choose from in introduction to speech, small group leadership, interpersonal communication, feature writing and more.

You can also add experience to your communication minor by getting involved with on-campus student organizations, from publications like Writer’s Ink to the Forensic (Speech and Debate) Team, or visual production groups such as Reel Fanatics Film Club.


The minor in communication at William Woods University includes 9 required course credits and 9 elective course credits.

Courses you may take

COM 190 - Media & Mass Communication - 3.00

An introduction to the field of mass communication, its influence, and its ubiquity. Students will study the industries and history of print, broadcast, and digital media.

COM 320 - Communication Theory - 3.00

This course examines communication theory on all levels. Students will gain an understanding of theory and how theorectical developments can be used in their academic and personal lives.

COM 330 - Media Law & The First Amendment - 3.00

This course examines the legal background of the mass media. It is focused around media law as it pertains to the First Amendment, such as libel and privacy law in the digital age. Additionally, students will learn about a variety of Supreme Court cases in mass media obscenity law, telecommunications, libel, and privacy, among other topics. Students will study a number of mass media law case studies and engage in interactive discussion about how the law is applied in the case studies. Finally, students can expect to learn about the ethical, social, and political implications mass media law has on American democracy.


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