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Communications and Rhetoric (Minor)

Program Overview

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies offers the Minor to foster students’ interdisciplinary, collaborative, experiential, and reflective skills in communication as a relational engagement and commitment to individuals and communities. Developing communications topics with reference to their primary disciplines of study, students will learn to navigate and adapt with confidence within various professional, cross-cultural, and societal domains.

Minor Requirements

To earn a Minor in Communications and Rhetoric, students must complete a minimum of 30 credits as set out below:

  • 3-6 credits of first year English or communications depending on the student’s Major requirements
  • Minimum 6 credits of 200- level CORH courses
  • Minimum 15 credits of 300- and 400-level CORH courses
  • 3 credit CORH 499, Communication Capstone

These requirements can include 6 credits from approved courses that double count with students’ Major program.

See the list1 of approved CORH courses here.

Students may complete either the 15-credit Certificate in Communications and Rhetoric or the 30-credit Minor in Communications and Rhetoric, but cannot receive both credentials.

Students must have completed the first-year communications requirement for their degree program before registering for the Minor.

1 Note that some of these courses have cross-listings and/or prerequisites.

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