Minor in Communication and Activism
The Communication and Activism minor provides students with theories and skills necessary for becoming effective, conscientious, civically-minded agents of social change who are capable of communicating across a variety of issues and contexts and within a multicultural and multi-ethnic society.
The Communication and Activism minor caters to students who are interested in public advocacy, politics, campaign management, community organizing and community relations, government communication, law and judiciary careers, organizational development, social movement leadership, and political and nonprofit lobbying. The minor complements such majors as sociology, political science, criminal justice, social work, civil engineering, environmental studies, community development, and art education.
Upon completing this minor, students should be able to:
- Identify, analyze, and address important social, cultural, political, and/or economic issues that are in need of remediation.
- Develop strategies and tactics for improving, solving, and/or intervening into those issues.
- Understand, articulate, and respond to the communication dynamics involved in that process of intervention.
- Develop various messages and use various modes of communication for addressing a diversity of audiences across a variety of contexts.
- Clearly and persuasively articulate wants, needs, concerns, and demands.
- Develop a social justice sensibility that demonstrates concern for communities and populations that are under-served, under-sourced, and/or under-represented.
The minor is open to all Temple undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better. Students majoring in Communication and Social Influence (CSI) are not eligible for the minor. However, students enrolled in the minor can choose to roll over their minor credits if they want to change their major to CSI. Students with a Communication Studies major (CMST) are eligible for the minor. (This last point is noted to avoid possible confusion in the future since CSI and CMST are closely related but yet separate majors.)
|CSI 2111||Argumentation and Advocacy||3|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|Resistance, Protests, and Social Movements|
|CSI 3401||Urban Organizing||3|
|Choose two of the following:||6|
|The Meaningful Enjoyment of Civic Life|
|Intercultural and Cross Cultural Conflict|
|Rhetoric of Hate and Violence|
|Special Topics in Communication and Social Influence|
|Rhetoric and Civic Culture|
|Misperceptions and Misinformation|
|Rhetoric of Science|
|Communication, Culture and Identity|
|Multiparty Conflict Proceses: Dialogue, Facilitation and Multiparty Mediation|
|Total Credit Hours||18|