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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies Minor

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Communication Studies Minor Program Information

Department of Communication and Performance
PO Box 70667
Johnson City, TN 37614
(423) 439-7676
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/comm_perform/academics/minors.php

The communication studies minor prepares students for work in a broad range of fields that require the ability to work with diverse populations and lead others, articulate ideas and arguments effectively, and critically analyze messages. The skills garnered from the communication studies minor easily translate into careers in law, government, health administration, patient educator, family/patient advocate, social service, the ministry, public relations, sales, training and development, management, human resources, community liaison, customer relations, and the business world at large. Communication Studies majors are natural candidates for work in social justice, civic engagement, and diversity/equality efforts. Students will develop their skills as rhetorical critics and social scientists in the study and understanding of human communication. The department also provides a teacher education major in communication studies that requires 33 credits and a teaching minor that requires 24 credits.

Students pursuing a minor in Communication Studies must complete 21 credits of Communication Studies courses. The minor consists of nine credits in core courses and a minimum of 12 more credits in Communication Studies to be selected in consultation with a Communication Studies advisor. For advising in the minor, contact Dr. Wesley Buerkle by email (buerkle@etsu.edu) or phone, (423) 439-7579.

Communication Studies Minor: 21 credits

A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 credits of which at least 9 credits must be at the 3000-level or above.

Advanced Presentation Elective: 3 credits

Choose one of the following:

Diversity Elective: 3 credits

Choose one of the following:

Communication Studies Electives: 12 credits

The selected courses may consist of any Communication Studies offerings as long as they do not include COMM 2025 . A minimum of three (3) of the 12 credits must be at the 3000/4000 level.

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