May 23, 2022  
2006-2007 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2006-2007 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Communication Studies Department

Communication Studies Minor



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This minor provides students with a way to enhance their educational experience by participating in a program of study that provides a well-rounded approach to understanding the role of communication in society and how to engage in effective communicate strategies in multiple social contexts.

Total Semester Hours: 24


Electives


Total Semester Hours: 12  

CMN Electives 1 (selected in consultation with an advisor, 9 hours must be upper division)   

1CMN1310G, CMN1390G or any transferable equivalent cannot be used as an elective in the Minor.    

Interdisciplinary Minors


The department participates in four interdisciplinary minor programs, advertising, broadcast meteorology, health communication, and public relations.

Interdisciplinary Minor in Advertising

This minor provides students with a program of study designed to enhance their understanding regarding the promotion of products and services to various markets.  Critical examination of campaigns and strategies, and their application of knowledge, are key components.  See the Interdisciplinary Minor in Advertising program for minor requirements.

Interdisciplinary Minor in Broadcast Meteorology

In recent years, we have developed a better understanding of the complexities of weather and the importance of communicating that information to the public.  This interdisciplinary minor prepares students to effectively communication complex weather information to multiple audiences utilizing the media.  See Interdisciplinary Minor in Broadcast Meteorology program for minor requirements.

Interdisciplinary Minor in Health Communication

The Health Communication Minor provides those planning a career in health professions or public relations in a health setting with a unique program in the State of Illinois.  The minor combines an understanding of the health care industry, public policy, and strategic communication into a superior program of study. See Interdisciplinary Minor in Health Communication program for minor requirements.

Interdisciplinary Minor in Public Relations

Public Relations demands a variety of skills and talents from its professional practitioners. Professionals must be responsive in a complex and diverse environment to multiple and often competing demands.  The Public Relations Minor prepares students to function effectively in this highly competitive world.  See Interdisciplinary Minor in Public Relations program for minor requirements.

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