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Communication Studies

Minor in Communication Studies: Corporate and Organizational Communication

The minor in corporate and 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. 

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 in the minor, 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/admissions/update-major-form.html
  • Communication Studies majors cannot complete this minor.

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: Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
  • COMM-C 228: Introduction to Group Communication (3 cr.)
  • COMM-C 316: Human Communication in a Digital Age (3 cr.)
  • COMM-C 325: Interviewing Principles and Practices (3 cr.) 
  • COMM-C 328: Advanced Topics in Small Group Communication (3 cr.) 
  • COMM-C 383: Female Leadership: Yeah, Right! (3 cr.)
  • COMM-C 394: Communication and Conflict (3 cr.)
  • COMM-C 481: Current Issues in Organizational Communication (3 cr.) 
  • COMM-C 482: Intercultural Communication (3 cr.) 
  • 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.) 
  • COMM-R 321: Persuasion (3 cr.) 

Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.