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EIU Department of Communication Studies

Minors

Communication studies majors are not required to have a minor. However, many students choose to expand their area of study by selecting a minor. The Department of Communication Studies is directly involved in the following minors:

Advertising

An interdisciplinary program of study designed to enhance students' understanding of the promotion of products and services to various markets. Key components include the critical examination of ad campaigns and strategies and the application of knowledge.  Click here for information about required coursework.

Broadcast Meteorology 

This interdisciplinary minor combines the study of weather and climate with classes in radio and television announcing and production. It prepares students to effectively communicate complex weather information to multiple audiences through various media.  Click here for information about required coursework.

Communication and Cultural Diversity 

This minor examines the ways in which communication constructs our understanding of diversity and difference, how stereotypes and prejudices are maintained and challenged, and how possibilities for inclusion are created.  Click here for information about required coursework.

Communication Studies

This minor provides students with a well-rounded approach to understanding the role of communication in society. This minor is not available for communication studies majors.  Click here for information about required coursework.

Film Studies

An interdisciplinary minor devoted to the study of cinema history, theory, criticism and production.  Click here for information about required coursework.

Health Communication

This interdisciplinary minor offers a combination of communication studies and health studies courses to students planning a career in health professions or public relations. It combines study of the health care industry, public policy and communication strategies.  Click here for information about required coursework.

Public Relations 

An interdisciplinary program designed for students who do not choose public relations as their major but seek additional study of strategic communication.  Click here for information about required coursework.

Radio & Audio Production

A comprehensive, practical overview of all production elements in performing, recording, editing, and circulating sound through media. This minor teaches audio production and voice work for individuals interested in radio, announcing, television production, music recording (field or studio), live sound reinforcement, audio-visual installation, or for creatives individuals looking to express themselves through sound.  Click here for information about required coursework.

Video Production

This minor provides students with the skills and knowledge to create professional or creative video content in a variety of formats. Complementary to any major at the university, this minor teaches the practical knowledge and marketable skills of developing, producing, and editing a variety of video forms and genres.  Click here for information about required coursework.

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Department of Communication Studies

Buzzard 2521
600 Lincoln Ave Charleston, IL 61920
217- 581-6003
commstudies@eiu.edu


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