Communication, Journalism and Media
The Broadcast Meteorology minor provides students with a marketable applied skill set in both the broadcasting and meteorological professions. Students who complete the minor in Broadcast Meteorology will have working knowledge of technical television production skills, will develop presentation skills for a general public audience, in addition to a vocabulary and functional understanding of meteorological concepts and competencies.
The minor in Communication Studies offers students a flexible minor that will add value to any major degree. This minor will improve students’ critical thinking, speaking, writing, creativity, and leadership skills; all skills that employers seek in potential employees. Students may choose any six COMM courses totaling 18 credits.
The minor in conflict management provides undergraduate students across the University with the knowledge and skills necessary for managing and resolving conflict that arises and becomes entrenched in interpersonal, group, organizational, and intercultural contexts. The minor is designed to develop competencies that enable individuals and groups to productively mediate ongoing conflict and negotiate crisis events that impede the realization of goals and objectives, undermine normative practices, and threaten to derail constructive human relationships at all levels of communication.
The Digital Media Production minor will prepare students to use, analyze, and produce content for online, mass media, and organizational distribution from their primary occupational post. The minor will focus on developing multiple media literacies, analytic abilities, and narrative skills in functional media contexts. In this program, students will develop media portfolios. The applied audio, video, graphical, and web skills that students learn will compliment writing, critical analysis, and creative development.
The minor in Journalism provides students with a broad range of experiences in the basic elements of the craft. The program places students in practical work situations using campus media outlets; it provides classroom theory in reporting, presentation, graphics, editing, policy and ethics.
The interdisciplinary minor in Leadership Studies helps students develop fundamental skills, capacities, and knowledge necessary to assume leadership positions in public, private, and non-profit organizations.
The minor in Public Relations Branding and Imaging combines effective messaging strategies with basic digital media production techniques. Students will develop marketable skill sets by producing media portfolios and projects that integrate applied print, audio, video, graphical, and web-based technologies. The purposed minor would be attractive to students in many majors, but would be especially valuable to students studying business, communication studies and related fields.