2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 06, 2020  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication and Rhetorical Studies Minor

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Charles Morris III, Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
100 Sims Hall, 315-443-2308, cemorris@syr.edu


College of Visual and Performing Arts


The minor in communication and rhetorical studies serves as an excellent complement to almost any major. Students have the opportunity to enhance their communication skills as well as develop a sophisticated understanding of communication processes in a variety of social and professional contexts. To complete the minor, students take one of two introductory survey courses, one of five 200-level theory / skills / application courses, and four elective offerings at the 300-500 level.


  • 3.0 GPA (based on completion of 30 credits)
  • Must enter program no later than second semester of Sophomore year
  • Limited to 30 students
  • Applications accepted at any time, but will adhere to an October 15 deadline for processing and approval in the fall semester (March 1 for spring semester)
  • To enroll in the communication and rhetorical studies minor, students must complete a petition form (available from the department secretary) and submit it to the department chair for approval.


Minor Requirements

Required Electives: 12 credits

Choose FOUR CRS courses (300-level or above)

Total Credits Required: 18

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