Apr 15, 2024  
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication


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Minor

The Communication minor introduces students to the principles of mediated and interpersonal communication, with coursework attending to visual, oral, and written expression within a variety of interdisciplinary subject areas. Students learn the theoretical and historical underpinnings and methodological practices of communication as a field and its relationship with media, culture, politics, and society. The Communication Minor consists of seven 3-credit courses (total of 21 credits), including an internship or independent study and a senior seminar. Students will learn to recognize the significance of communication practices and their effects on human behavior and consider the influence of media technologies on cultural production and social norms, historically and in contemporary society.

Please Note: The minor is currently available by application only. Students who have declared a major may apply in their first or second year during the application period, which runs through September and January. Notification of decisions are sent in October and February. Students who do not receive an initial acceptance may reapply. Please address questions to Andrea McDonnell, Director of the Communication minor, at amcdonn3@providence.edu.

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