2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Communication and Theatre, cont'd

Minor in Communication Arts
Minor Options:

Mass Communication Option

Required courses Credits
COMX 200 Exploring Communication Studies 3
COMX 330 Principles of Mass Communication 3
COMX 331 Theories of Media and Society 3
COMX 340 Visual Rhetoric 3
COMX 341 History and Theory of Persuasion 3
JRNL 270 Reporting 3
Total 18
Choose two of the following three:
COMX 435 Media Criticism 3
COMX 436 Popular Culture and Cultural Studies 3
COMX 438 Multicultural Mass Communication 3
Total 6
Total credits required for minor 24

Organizational Communication Option

Required courses Credits
*COMX 111 Introduction to Public Speaking. 3
COMX 200 Exploring Communication Studies 3
COMX 210 Communication in Small Groups 3
COMX 320 Principles of Organizational Communication 3
COMX 341 History and Theory of Persuasion 3
COMX 400 Communication Theory 3
COMX 420 Issues in Organizational Communication 3
COMX 426 Leadership and Communication 3
Total credits required for minor 24
*May satisfy General Education requirements.

Theatre Option

Required courses Credits
COMX 470 Performance Skills for Professionals 3
FILM 340 Performance Theory and Criticism 3
FILM 353 Performance for the Camera 3
*THTR 101 Introduction to Theatre 3
THTR 102 Introduction to Theatre Design 3
*THTR 120 Introduction to Acting I 3
THTR 205 Theatre Workshop II 1-5
THTR 302 Theatre Design and Technology 3
THTR 305 Theatre Workshop III 1-5
THTR 375 Directing I 3
Total credits for minor 26-34

Note
Substitutions between options can be made with advisor or consent.  Students must earn a grade of “C” or above in courses used to satisfy major or minor requirements in the Communication and Theatre Department.  The Department of Communication and Theatre offers a communication minors in Communication & Theatre online.  Check the university website for details at www.msubillings.edu.

*May satisfy General Education requirements.

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