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Communication Studies

Minor in Communication Studies, Corporate and Organizational

The minor in Organizational Communication provides students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and communication competencies applicable in a wide variety of profit and nonprofit organizations. Communication Studies course work assists students in enhancing such competencies as critical inquiry, problem solving, media and message design, oral performance, relational interaction, and cultural communication. The Communication Studies curriculum provides a foundation for students interested in pursuing careers that apply communication principles, such as public relations, sales, marketing, video or film production, corporate media production, training and development, human resources, public affairs, consulting, and special events planning. In addition, it prepares students for graduate work in various areas, including communication, informatics, humanities, or social sciences, or in professional programs such as law, business, health, and social work.

A minor in Corporate Organizational Communication (COMM) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school,
  • completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course,
  • 9 credits must be completed at IUPUI, 6 hours must be completed at the 300/400 level
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/updatemajor/

Minor Requirements:

  • COMM-C 380: Organizational Communication (3 cr.)

12 credit hours elected from the following: 

3 credits must be at the 300 level or above

  • COMM-C 108: Listening (3 cr.)
  • COMM-C 180: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
  • COMM-C 223: Busieness and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
  • COMM-C 228: Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)
  • COMM-C 316: Human Communication and the Internet (3 cr.)
  • COMM-C 325: Interviewing Principles and Practices (3 cr.) (P: COMM-R 110)
  • COMM-C 328: Advanced Topics in Small Group Communication (3 cr.) (P: COMM-C 228 or instructor permission)
  • COMM-C 394: Communication and Conflict (3 cr.)
  • COMM-C 481: Current Issues in Organizational Communication (3 cr.) (P: COMM-C 380 or instructor permission)
  • COMM-C 482: Intercultural Communication (3 cr.) (P: COMM-C 180 or instructor permission)
  • COMM-M 210: Media Message Design (3 cr.)
  • COMM-G 391: Seminar (1-3 cr.)
  • COMM-G 499: Research Seminar (3 cr.)
  • COMM-R 110: Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)
  • COMM-R 320: Advanced Public Communication (3 cr.) (P: COMM-R 110)
  • COMM-R 321: Persuasion (3 cr.) (P: COMM-R 110)