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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.

Requirements/Curriculum

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

Courses you may take

COM 190 - Introduction to Mass Media - 3.00

An introductory course designed to familiarize the student with the field of mass communication, its influence, and universality. The course offers a survey of the print and electronic mass media and its impact on society.

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 - Communication Law - 3.00

Examines the legal background of the mass media. It focuses on specific laws affecting media operations and First Amendment rights with emphasis on Supreme Court decisions relating to political dissent, press freedom, prior restraint, libel, privacy, obscenity, advertising, copyright, contempt of court, and access to information.

Curriculum

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