Rhetoric and Public Discourse Minor

Requirements for a Minor in Rhetoric and Public Discourse

Eighteen semester hours from the following:
Required Courses
CSS 1301Fundamentals of Public Communication3
or CSS 1302 Speech for Business and Professional Students
or CSS 1304 Argumentation, Discussion, and Debate
Fifteen semester hours from the following:15
Introduction to Communication 1
Contest Speaking
Contest Speaking
Advanced Debate
Advanced Debate
Introduction to Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
Advanced Public Speaking
Legal Communication
Persuasion and Communication
Rhetoric and Contemporary Culture
Theories and Methods of Visual Communication
Politics and Communication
Communication & International Politics
Narrating Health Across Culture
Seminar in Contemporary Communication Issues
Rhetoric of Women and Gender
Criticism of Contemporary Public Address
Corporate Advocacy and Public Policy
Public Discourse and Foreign Policy
African American Communication
Internship in Communication
Rhetorics of Race
Rhetorical Theory
Visual Rhetoric
American Rhetoric
Public Discourse and the Classic Liberal Tradition
World of Rhetoric I
World of Rhetoric II: Rhetoric in Context
Total Hours18

CSS 1305 Introduction to Communication is a New Student Experience course, taught in Fall semester only, and is a strongly recommended course for all incoming, first-time freshmen only.