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The Political Communication Interdisciplinary Minor is designed for students interested in the way ideas are communicated and shape the political process.  It emphasizes the knowledge and abilities relevant to participation in political environments. The minor is particularly relevant for students interested in communication, law, politics, public administration, public deliberation, public policy, and other professions that deal with issues in public settings.

Coordinated by the Department of Political Science.

Effective Fall 2015

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

REQUIRED COURSES
POLS 101American Government and Politics (GT-SS1)3
SPCM 420Political Communication3
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Select 6-9 credits from the following: 16-9
U.S. Political Parties and Elections
Politics of Organized Interests
Legislative Politics
Executive Politics
U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy
Global Environmental Politics
U.S. Civil Rights and Liberties
Democratic Theory
Comparative Social Movements
Public Policy Process
Globalization, Sustainability, and Justice
COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Select 6-9 credits from the following: 16-9
Freedom of Speech
Film and Social Change
Rhetoric in Social Movements
Public Deliberation
Applied Deliberative Techniques
Rhetoric and Civility
Communication in Organizations
Intercultural Communication
Studies in Persuasion
Program Total Credits:21
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Students must complete 6 credits of required courses and a minimum total of 15 credits from the two course selection lists, as shown.