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Communication Studies Minor

Communication studies is a social science discipline that considers how people verbally and nonverbally communicate at the individual, societal and cultural levels. It can be seen as the discipline that links other disciplines; a discipline that is vital if people, organizations and governments are to cope with today's complex world.

The minor offers theory-based, research-oriented and applied training in interpersonal, organizational and intercultural communication and other courses in areas associated with communication studies.

The communication studies minor requires completion of the following five courses:

  • COMM 111 Introduction to Communication Studies (3 credits)
  • COMM 233 Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
  • COMM 235 Organizational Communication (3 credits)
  • COMM 335 Intercultural Communication (3 credits)
  • COMM 410 Conflict Management (3 credits)

And at least one of the following:

  • COMM 332 Communication in the Small Group (3 credits)
  • COMM 340 Family Communication (3 credits)
  • COMM 347 Persuasion (3 credits)
  • COMM 404 Special Topics (3 credits)
  • COMM 431 Applied Business and Professional Communication (3 credits)
  • COMM 432 Gender and Communication (3 credits)
  • COMM 433 Organizational Communication Theory, Research and Application (3 credits)
  • COMM 456 Nonprofit Fundraising (3 credits)
  • COMM 491 Communication and Aging (3 credits)
  • COMM 492 Dark Side of Communication (3 credits)

Courses to total 18 credits for this minor.

Psychology & Communication Studies

Physical Address:
206 Student Health Center

Mailing Address:
Psychology & Communications Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID 83844-3043

Phone: (208) 885-6324

Fax: (208) 885-7710


Web: Psychology and Communication Studies Department