Minor in English Arts

The Communication Studies programs prepare graduates for success in areas such as public relations, organizational and business communication, media production, social media, law, community advocacy, politics, strategic communication, journalism and video production.

More than persuasive leaders and successful peacemakers, we want our graduates to be productive and ethical members of society.

What sets this program apart:

  • Access to and classes taught in dedicated Mac Lab.
  • Experiential learning opportunities through the university newspaper and athletics broadcasting.
  • Participation in internships.
  • Study abroad opportunities.
  • Focus on the Marianist traditions of integrity and community service.

Our engaged faculty offer a variety of co-curricular activities, such as academic research and publishing, a magazine launch, broadcasting opportunities, producing the campus newspaper, video production, service learning with local not-for-profits and participating in our honor society and local organizations.


Camille Langston, Ph.D.


Pre-requirements for minor:
EN 1311Rhetoric and Composition3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
EN 3300Advanced Composition3

 Required Courses

Requirements for minor:
Select one of the following:3
Topics in Communication Theory
Survey of Communication Theory
Survey of Mass Communication
Media Law and Ethics
Select three of the following:9
Media Writing and Reporting I
Media Writing and Reporting II
Business Writing
Technical Writing
Media Production
Media Pre-Production
Graphic Design
Applied Topics in Digital Production
Public Relations
Issues in International Communication
Free-Lance Writing
Publication Writing
Technical Writing
Select two of the following (may require additional prerequisites):6
Persuasive Writing
Topics in Communication Theory
Intercultural Communication
Persuasion and Advocacy
Persuasive Writing
Contemporary Literary Criticism
American Romanticism: Origins and Development
Classical Literature of the Western World
Language of Peace
Principles of Marketing
Consumer Behavior
Total Semester Hours18