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Communication Arts (Minor)


Minor Requirements (18 credit hours)

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  • CA 109 Oral Communication Skills

    This course will help the student develop and apply the skills necessary to design and deliver an effective and well-organized speech. The course provides instruction in the preparation and delivery of various speech types while developing competencies in the areas of critical thinking, organization of thought, creativity, planning, and public speaking.
    University Syllabus

  • CA 208 Critical Thinking and Communication

    Introduces augmentation as a model of critical thinking. Arguments are analyzed and critiqued to develop skills in reasoning, using evidence, finding fallacious reasoning, and developing counterarguments and rebuttals.
    University Syllabus

  • CA 309 Communication: Putting Theory into Practice

    This course provides a wide range of communication theories with a special emphasis on direct application through the introduction of models/concepts designed to improve communication skills in a variety of contexts and communication environments. Competencies in the areas of relationship development, listening, socialization, cognitive processing, reducing uncertainty and dealing with conflict are addressed. Prerequisite: CA 109
    University Syllabus

Select 3 additional Communication Arts courses (9 credit hours) to complete the minor requirements; total must include 9 credit hours of upper-level Communication Arts courses.

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