Begin Date: Summer Session 1988
End Date: Summer Session 2002 (Name change to Communication Arts and Sciences Minor - CAS)
Abington College (SPHAB)
Commonwealth College (SPHCC)
College of the Liberal Arts (SPCOM)
PROFESSOR MICHAEL HECHT, Head
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 advisor, a student of any major may tailor this minor to complement his or her educational and career goals by pursuing a particular pathway.
SPCOM 100 and SPCOM 126 may not be used to fulfill the requirements of the minor.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits
ADDITIONAL COURSES: (6 credits)
Select 3 credits from SPCOM 210(3), SPCOM 220 GH(3), SPCOM 230(3), or COMM 408(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3 credits from SPCOM 312(3), SPCOM 313(3), SPCOM 350(3), or SPCOM 352(3) (Sem: 3-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (12 credits)
Select 6 credits of Speech Communication courses (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits of Speech Communication courses at the 400 level (Sem: 1-8)
Note: SPCOM 100 GWS(3) may not be counted as part of the minor.
TO VIEW THE Speech Communication Major
Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2001