UAH

CM Minor

Students in major courses of study which might be complemented by rhetorical or technical-communication studies are invited to consult the chair of communication arts about developing a minor. Among those whose studies might be complemented by a minor in communication arts are: students seeking to enhance their career opportunities through an understanding of practical discourse; English majors interested in rhetorical perspectives on literature; psychology and sociology majors who believe communication will be central to their work; engineering and science students who need to know how to present their ideas effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences (especially if they enter management positions); political science students interested in understanding communication processes central to political life, administrative science majors planning to enter a field where effective communication skills are highly valued, and pre-law majors.

A minor in communication arts consists of 21 hours of coursework taken within the department, at least 12 hours of which must be taken at or above the 300-level. At least half of the upper-level requirement must be taken at UAH.

Requirements

All minors are required to take the following classes and 12 hours of electives from CM or approved courses from an allied discipline:

CM 113 Introduction to Rhetorical Communication - Offered Fall, Spring & Summer
CM 231 Foundations of Human Communication - Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer
CM 309 History of Rhetoric - Offered Fall Only  OR CM 331 Communication Theory - Offered Spring Only

Those choosing a minor emphasizing technical communication should elect to take the following and one other approved technical course for their 12 elective hours:

CM 301 Technical Writing - Offered Fall, Spring & Summer
CM 302 Technical Editing - Offered Spring Only
CM 320 Practicum in Writing - Offered Spring Only