2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Health Communication (HCOM) Minor

This minor exposes students to core Pathways learning outcomes and builds knowledge about health communication through the consideration of both theoretical and practical tools used to promote and affect change related to health behavior.

Required Minor Courses
Foundational Courses
Select one of the following:3
Communication Skills (Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse ( 1F ) ; Integrated Outcome: Pathways Outcome 10 - Ethical Reasoning) 1
Public Speaking (Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse ( 1A ) ; Integrated Outcome: Pathways Outcome 10 - Ethical Reasoning) 1
CMST 2134Introduction to Health Communication (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Pathways Outcome 10 - Ethical Reasoning) 1 3
PHS 2004Introduction to Public Health3
HIST/SOC/STS 2604Introduction to Data in Social Context (Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking ( 5F ) ; and Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities ; Integrative Outcome: Pathways Outcome 11 - Intercultural and Global Awareness) 1 3
Subtotal12
Elective Courses
Select one course from each of the following groups: 2 6
Group A
Interpersonal Communication
Media and Society (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Pathways Outcome 11 - Intercultural and Global Awareness) 1
Health Psychology
Group B
Persuasion
Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation
Principles of Public Relations (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Outcome: Pathways Outcome 10 - Ethical Reasoning) 1
Diversity and Community Engagement (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences , and Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States ; Integrative Outcome: Pathways Outcome 11 - Intercultural and Global Awareness) 1
Health Communication Capstone 3
CMST 4324Issues in Health Communication3
Total Credits21
1

Courses are Pathways to General Education Courses. If completing this minor to satisfy Pathways to General Education requirements, please reference the core and/or integrated outcome(s) satisfied by the course during the selection of courses for the completion of this minor.

2

One must be at the 3000/4000-level.

3

Required of all minors.

Prerequisites: Some courses listed on this checksheet may have pre-/co-requisites; please consult the University Course Catalog or check with your advisor.

No more than 50% of the graded course credits required for Minor in Health Communication (HCOM) may be double-counted in a student's Major.

GPA Requirement: A GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in the minor. The GPA is based on all courses a student has completed in the health communication minor.