Minor in Communication
The minor in Communication consists of 18 hours of Communication course work. Four courses are required:
The remaining two courses consist of selections from the following electives:
Minor in Public Relations
The mission of the public relations profession is to develop positive relationships between organizations and their publics. The interdisciplinary Public Relations Minor is designed for students interested in gaining a basic understanding of the history, function, and tools of PR. The courses that comprise this minor are heavily focused on the development and application of skills utilized by PR professionals, as well as an understanding of theories and concepts necessary for critical analysis and creative thinking. The minor consists of 21 semester hours, which include four core courses. At least fifteen hours for the minor must be upper division.
This minor is for students who have a basic understanding of communication and/or business theory, in addition to effective writing skills. These courses contain a heavy writing component. These courses will not serve as remedial courses for students with writing problems or substitute for required courses in students majors.
Students who select this minor must consult with the Faculty Advisor to the Public Relations Minor prior to completing 6 semester hours of course work listed in the program. The minor plan must be filed with the Degree Counselor in the College of Liberal Arts and certified prior to application for graduation by the Dean of the College in which the major study is awarded.
Students who are interested in this minor must have completed Composition I and II (ENGL 1301 & ENGL 1302) and Public Speaking (COMM 1315) with the grade of "C"or better. Furthermore, students must meet any prerequisite requirements for courses in their program.
Students must complete the following required courses: (12 hours)
Students may select from the following courses: (9 hours)
(Elective selection must be approved by the Faculty Advisor to the Public Relations Minor)
Minor in Digital Journalism
The Digital Journalism minor will prepare TAMU-CC students for jobs within the ever-changing field of journalism. Within the core, students will learn the history and development of mass media within the United States, newswriting, legal and ethical issues surrounding journalism, and interviewing skills. Through elective credits, students will have the opportunity to take courses in the supporting areas of graphic design, web development, photography, video production, and media consumption.
Digital Journalism Core (9 hours)
Digital Journalism Electives (12 hours minimum)
Teacher Certification - Speech
Students choosing Speech Communication as a teaching field must satisfy the requirements listed below as well as those for the major in Communication. All students seeking seeking certification in Speech Communication should select a faculty advisor in the communication area to help them select appropriate courses. Students are also urged to consult the Certification Office of the College of Education for complete and current information about the teacher certification requirements.
Requirements for the secondary certification plan in Speech Communication are as follows (total 30 semester hours):