Public Communication - Minor
School of Communication Studies
201 Taylor Hall
The Public Communication minor introduces students to theory and practice related to public discourse, persuasive communication, in-depth analysis of media processes, uses and effects. These include the impact of violence and sex in the media, how persuasive messages in the media influence audiences and the impact of the media on the political process.
The minor lends itself to careers in business, media relations, promotion, political consulting, public affairs, social media management, advertising , community outreach , marketing and audience research, among others.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
To declare the Public Communication minor, students must have a minimum 2.000 overall Kent State University GPA. No Kent State University GPA is required if the student is a first-semester freshman or transfer student admitted in good standing.
|COMM 15000||INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL)||3|
|COMM 25902||COMMUNICATION THEORY||3|
|COMM 26001||PUBLIC COMMUNICATION IN SOCIETY||3|
|Minor Electives, choose from the following:||9|
|MEDIA, WAR AND PROPAGANDA|
|COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN INTERACTION|
|MEDIA USE AND EFFECTS|
|FREEDOM OF SPEECH|
|COMMUNICATION AND INFLUENCE (WIC)|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||18|
|Minimum Minor GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).