Minor in Communication Studies

Scott Gratson, Ph.D., Program Director
9C Annenberg Hall
215-204-6434
sgratson@temple.edu
http://smc.temple.edu/commstudies/

The focus of the Communication Studies program is on the academic (aesthetic, analytical, critical, historical, theoretical) and interdisciplinary study of communication and media.

The minor will require students to take two foundational courses (6 credits) introducing students to the broad concepts of communication in public life and of media history and convergence.  Students will then take one course from each of the follow categories (12 credits): Communication Theory, Research Methods, Analysis, and Cross-Cultural Perspectives.

Unlike Communication Studies majors, students will not be required to take advanced coursework. 

The minor is available to undergraduate students in any major except Communication Studies. Other SMC students may declare the major, but all minor requirements must be separate from major requirements, with the exception of MSP 1021.

Requirements

Students will complete a total of 18 credits in the Communication Studies minor.

All students must take the following foundation courses (6 credits):

CMST 1111Communication and Public Life3
MSP 1021Media and Society3

All students will take four additional core courses (12 credits). They will select one course each from the categories below:

Communication Theory
ADV 1101Introduction to Media and Society3
ADV 1102Introduction to Advertising3
JRN 1111Journalism and Society3
MSP 1011Introduction to Media Theory3
Research Methods
ADV 1141Introduction to Advertising Research3
JRN 2101Journalism Research3
MSP 2141Media Research3
Analysis
ADV 2151Introduction to Art Direction: Visual Communication3
MSP 2421Media Popular Culture3
STRC 1111Public Speaking3
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
STRC 2672Global Communication and Leadership3
STRC 3801Intercultural Communication3

Students must earn at least a C- in all required courses.