Contact & Location

Moscow

Psychology & Communications Studies

Physical Address:
Student Health Center 206
PHONE: (208) 885-6324
FAX:(208) 885-7710
EMAIL: psyc-comm@uidaho.edu

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Mailing Address:
University of Idaho
c/o Psychology & Communication Studies
Student Health Center 206
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID  83844-3043
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Communication Studies

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 four (4) courses (11 credits):
  • COMM 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2 cr)
  • COMM 111 Introduction to Communication Studies (3 cr)
  • COMM 233 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr)
  • COMM 235 Organizational Communication (3 cr)

And at least four (4) elective courses (12 credits) selected from the following:
  • COMM 332 Communication in the Small Group (3 cr)
  • COMM 335 Intercultural Communication (3 cr)
  • COMM 347 Persuasion (3 cr)
  • COMM 404 Special Topics (3 cr)
  • COMM 410 Conflict Management (3 cr)
  • COMM 421 Nonverbal Communication (3 cr)
  • COMM 431 Applied Business and Professional Communication (3 cr)
  • COMM 432 Gender and Communication (3 cr)
  • COMM 433 Organizational Communication Theory, Research, and Application (3 cr)
  • COMM 491 Communication and Aging (3 cr)
  • COMM 492 Dark Side of Communication (3 cr)