The department participates in six interdisciplinary minor programs: advertising, broadcast meteorology, communication and cultural diversity, film studies, health communication, and public relations.
Interdisciplinary Minor in Advertising
An interdisciplinary program of study designed to enhance students’ understanding of the promotion of products and services to various markets. Key components include the critical examination of ad campaigns and strategies and the application of knowledge. See the Interdisciplinary Minor in Advertising for minor requirements.
Interdisciplinary Minor in Broadcast Meteorology
This interdisciplinary minor combines the study of weather and climate with classes in radio and television announcing and production. It prepares students to effectively communicate complex weather information to multiple audiences through various media. See Interdisciplinary Minor in Broadcast Meteorology for minor requirements.
Interdisciplinary Minor in Communication and Cultural Diversity
This minor examines the ways in which communication constructs our understanding of diversity and difference, how stereotypes and prejudices are maintained and challenged, and how possibilities for inclusion are created. This minor also prepares students to compete in a global economy, provides skills to thrive in a broad range of organizations, and flourish in diverse work and social environments. See the Interdisciplinary Minor in Communication & Cultural Diversity for minor requirements.
Interdisciplinary Minor in Film Studies
An interdisciplinary minor devoted to the study of cinema history, theory, criticism and production. See Interdisciplinary Minor in Film Studies for minor requirements.
Interdisciplinary Minor in Health Communication
This interdisciplinary minor offers a combination of communication studies and public health courses to students planning a career in health professions or public relations. It combines study of the health care industry, public policy and communication strategies. See Interdisciplinary Minor in Health Communication for minor requirements.
Interdisciplinary Minor in Public Relations
An interdisciplinary program designed for students who do not choose public relations as their main emphasis but seek additional study of strategic communication. See Interdisciplinary Minor in Public Relations for minor requirements.