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Applied Communication Studies


Within the Department of Applied Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, students can choose to pursue coursework on one of the two minors:

Minor in Applied Communication Studies

This minor allows students to gain expertise in Applied Communication Studies in addition to pursuing a major in a related field.

Majors in Mass Communications, Public Administration and Policy Analysis, Political Science, Sociology, Criminal Justice Studies, English are strongly encouraged to consider also pursuing the minor in Applied Communication Studies.

Minor in Speech Communication Education

This minor is available to Language Arts Teacher Certification (K-12) students only. These students must apply through the Department of English Language and Literature.

By pursuing this minor students preparing to become K-12 teachers add a useful speech component to their education, thus acquiring skills in public speaking, interpersonal communication, and additional communication areas such as group communication, argumentation and persuasion, interracial and intercultural communication, listening.


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