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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State Brandywine

Communication Arts and Sciences Minor (CAS)

Contact: College of the Liberal Arts, Peter Miraldi,; Penn State York, Dr. Deborah Eicher-Catt,

This minor provides understanding and practice in the ways humans achieve their personal and career goals by means of communication. Students may choose any of the department's pathways of specialization, such as Interpersonal, Family, Intercultural, Organizational, Legal, Political Communication and Presentation Skills, Communication and Technology, or Rhetoric. For example, Legal Communication focuses on communication within the legal system, and provides students with the theory and skills to understand the uses, evaluation, and structure of public policy and legal disputes. Students learn how perception, meaning, and conflict function in human communication if they choose to specialize in Interpersonal Communication, while Organizational Communication critically examines leadership, decision-making, interviewing, and teamwork in formal organizations. In coordination with an adviser, a student of any major may tailor this minor to complement his or her educational and career goals by pursuing a particular pathway.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)


Select 3 credits from CAS 203(3), CAS 205(3), CAS 211(3), CAS 213(3), CAS 214W(3), CAS 215(3), CAS 250(3), CAS 252(3), CAS 271 US;IL(3), CAS 280W(3), or CAS 283(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3 credits from CAS 200(3), CAS 201 GH(3), or CAS 202(3) (Sem: 3-8)

Select 6 credits of Communication Arts and Sciences courses (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits of Communication Arts and Sciences courses at the 400 level (Sem: 1-8)
Note: CAS 100 GWS(3), CAS 126(3), or CAS 195(1) may not be counted as part of the minor.


Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2002

Blue Sheet Item #: 30-07-104

Review Date: 2/25/05