The Communication & Rhetoric minor at CSU Pueblo is designed for students interested in developing effective written and verbal communication skills. It provides a course of study that emphasizes both a theoretical understanding and practical application of communication that prepares students technically, professionally, and personally to successfully navigate a variety of challenges.
Communication & Rhetoric Program Goals
- To provide individual courses as well as an academic minor in Communication & Rhetoric that foster students’ abilities to describe, analyze, critique, explore, create and produce ideas and content in various contexts.
- To cultivate students’ abilities to construct and respond to messages effectively utilizing various modes of communication.
- To develop students’ understanding of demographics and cultures and how these factors influence the communication context.
- To prepare students to communicate in professional contexts as well as in more informal ones.
- To train students to better communicate their academic, personal, and civic knowledge.
Expected Student Learning Outcomes
- Produce and deliver content and messaging appropriate in a variety of contexts.
- Work in small groups to facilitate collaboration with others.
- Create artifacts that reflect critical cultural awareness.
- Communicate contextually relevant knowledge.
Outcomes Assessment Activities
Faculty teaching in the minor will evaluate pre-determined assignments/artifacts to determine if students are meeting the program objectives. The results of assessment activities will be used to make changes to courses and/or curriculum to improve students’ mastery of outcomes.
Specific Requirements for the Communication & Rhetoric Minor
The Communication & Rhetoric minor consists of 18 credits, comprised of required and elective courses. Six credits must be earned at the 300-400 level. Acceptance of transfer courses is contingent upon approval of the program director. No more than three credits of an independent study can count toward the minor. All students must complete the 18 credits with a grade of C or better in all required and elective courses.
|COMR 103||SPEAKING AND LISTENING||3|
|COMR/ENG 204||INTRODUCTION TO RHETORIC||3.00|
|COMR 350||COMMUNICATING IN PROFESSIONS||3|
|Selet two electives||6|
|BSAD 270||BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS||3.0|
|COMR/ENG 205||INTRODUCTION TO USER EXPERIENCE||3|
|COMR 221||INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION||3|
|MC 222||BROADCAST NEWS WRITING||3.0|
|COMR 260||LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND LINGUISTICS||3|
|COMR 291||SPECIAL TOPICS||3|
|COMR 295||INDEPENDENT STUDY||3|
|ENG 304||ADVANCED RHETORICAL STUDY||3|
|ENG 305||TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC REPORT WRITING||3|
|ENG 306||VISUAL RHETORIC||3|
|ENG 317||CREATIVE NONFICTION||3|
|ENG 319||PROFESSIONAL EDITING||3|
|COMR/ENG/WS 335||GENDER AND COMMUNICATION||3|
|COMR/ENG 345||INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION||3|
|COMR/ENG 376||USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN||3|
|COMR/ENG 377||USABILITY AND USER EXPERIENCE||3|
|ENG 440||MAGAZINE WRITING||3|
|ENG 445||MAGAZINE EDITING AND PRODUCTION||3|
|COMR 491||SPECIAL TOPICS||3|
|COMR 495||INDEPENDENT STUDY||3|
Students cannot count courses being used for a major or minor requirement in ENG or MC as both a required course and as an elective for COMR.
Note: Some outside electives not listed above, may be approved by the program director.