Minor in Communication or Journalism

Communication Minor

No matter what field students are seeking a career in good communication skills are always in demand. With a minor in communication students learn effective methods of interacting with others and sharpen their abilities to express ideas.

The minor requires 18 hours:

COMM 301 - Interpersonal Communication Credits: 3

COMM 240 - Writing for Communication Credits: 3

COMM 345 - Public and Mediated Speaking Credits: 3

COMM 346 - Communications Ethics and Responsibilities Credits: 3

COMM 350 - Communication Theory and Criticism Credits: 3

AND one additional COMM course worth three (3) credit hours

Note: The above information is not an official listing of the coursework required for the Minor in Communications.  For an official listing of the required courses you should consult the official Western Carolina University catalog of courses.

Minor in Journalism

Journalism minor allows students who have competency in a major subject area to pursue an additional career option primarily in the media. To be admitted to the journalism minor a student must receive a B or higher in ENGL. 101 or the AP equivalent and COMM 240.

All other classes are required for the minor must be passed with a C or higher for the class to count toward satisfying the minor in journalism.

The total number of hours for this program: 21

Minor Requirements

COMM 240: Writing for Communication Credits: 3
COMM 330: News Reporting I Credits: 3
COMM 430: News Reporting II Credits: 3
PSC 110: Global Issues Credits: 3
CS 130: Introduction to Computing Credits: 3
Law 406: Media Law Credits: 3

Plus, choose one elective class from Journalism, PR or Broadcast concentration. 

Note: The above information is not an official listing of the coursework required for the minor in Journalism.  For an official listing of the required courses you should consult the official Western Carolina University catalog of courses.

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