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 in Communication Studies requires 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 then take one course from each of the following categories (12 credits): Communication Theory, Research Methods, Analysis, and Cross-Cultural Perspectives.

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

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

Campus Location: Main

Contact Information

Scott Gratson, PhD, Program Director
Annenberg Hall, Room 9C

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The Communication Studies minor requires a total of 18 credits. Students must earn at least a C- in all required courses.

Foundation Courses
CMST 1111Communication and Public Life3
MSP 1021Introduction to Media Analysis3
Communication Theory
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Media and Society
Introduction to Advertising
Journalism and Society
Introduction to Media Theory
Research Methods
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Brand Strategy and Research
Journalism Research
Media Research
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Art Direction: Visual Communication
Media Popular Culture
Introduction to Public Speaking
Honors Introduction to Public Speaking
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Select one of the following:3
Intercultural Communication
Communication, Culture and Identity
Total Credit Hours18