May 26, 2022  
2021-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Speech Communications Minor

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  • To provide experiences and training in public and interpersonal communication.
  • To provide an awareness of the impact of non-verbal communication on meaning and interpretation.
  • To contribute to the emotional and intellectual development of students by providing opportunities for creative self expression.
  • To provide experiential learning activities that allow for the composition and delivery of oral communication projects to enhance student expression and creativity.

Students who minor in speech communication must earn a grade of C or above in all courses taken for the minor.

The minor in speech communication requires 18 hours beyond the course taken to complete the general education oral communication requirement. Courses should be chosen from among the following:

CMS 2321 - Oral Interpretation of Literature   

CMS 2341 - Fundamentals of Speech *

CMS 2343 - Voice and Diction   

CMS 3320 - Intercultural Communication   

CMS 3340 - Interpersonal Communication   

CMS 3350 - Group Discussion   

CMS 3360 - Argumentation and Debate   

CMS 3370 - Phonetics   

CMS 4345 - Advanced Public Speaking  

DRA 2313 - Acting   

*All students minoring in speech communication must complete CMS 2341 - Fundamentals of Speech .  It may be taken to fulfill the general education oral communication requirement or counted as part of the minor.


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