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Communication, Media, and Rhetoric Minor

Division of Humanities - Adm
Division of Humanities
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 20
The mission of the communication, media, and rhetoric (CMR) discipline is to provide an introduction to the breadth of scholarship in communication history, communication theory, and communication contexts.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Up to 4 credits of coursework with a grade of D or D+ may be used to meet the minor requirements if offset by an equivalent number of credits of A or B. Courses may not be taken S-N unless offered S-N only. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the minor to graduate. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced.
Required Courses
CMR 1052 - Introduction to Public Speaking [E/CR] (2.0 cr)
CMR 1062 - Introduction to Interpersonal and Group Communication [HUM] (4.0 cr)
CMR 1101 - Introduction to Theories of Communication, Media, and Rhetoric [HUM] (4.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Take 10 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CMR 1388 - College Newspaper Experience (1.0 cr)
· CMR 1389 - College Radio Experience (1.0 cr)
· CMR 2052 {Inactive} [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
· CMR 2311 - Media History and Society [SS] (4.0 cr)
· CMR 2321 - Digital Media Production [HUM] (4.0 cr)
· CMR 2411 - Health Communication [HUM] (4.0 cr)
· CMR 2421 - Business and Professional Communication [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
· CMR 3101 - Rhetorical History and Theories: Pre-Socratic to Modern Periods [IP] (4.0 cr)
· CMR 3111 - Contemporary Rhetorical Theory and Criticism [HUM] (4.0 cr)
· CMR 3121 {Inactive} [HUM] (4.0 cr)
· CMR 3251 - Rhetorical Criticism and Free Speech Discourse [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
· CMR 3301 - Media Theory, Criticism, and Problems [SS] (4.0 cr)
· CMR 3312 - Media Literacy [HUM] (4.0 cr)
· CMR 3401 - Communication Theory [SS] (4.0 cr)
· CMR 3411 - Intercultural Communication Theory and Research [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· CMR 3421 - Organizational Communication Theory and Research [SS] (4.0 cr)
· CMR 3432 - Communication Research Methods [HUM] (4.0 cr)
· CMR 4152 - Advanced Public Speaking [HUM] (4.0 cr)
· CMR 4201 {Inactive} [HUM] (4.0 cr)
· CMR 4341 - New Media Technologies [HUM] (2.0 cr)
· CMR 4411 - Advanced Interpersonal Communication (4.0 cr)
 
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CMR 1052 - Introduction to Public Speaking (E/CR)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Activities, assignments, and exercises related to public address/public speaking in a variety of speech settings.
CMR 1062 - Introduction to Interpersonal and Group Communication (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Activities, assignments, and exercises related to interpersonal and group communication in private and public settings including dating, family, and work.
CMR 1101 - Introduction to Theories of Communication, Media, and Rhetoric (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
A survey of the field of study. Students learn the history, theories, and contexts of communication study that prepare them for upper-division courses.
CMR 1388 - College Newspaper Experience
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised experience of selected learning activities to be done in conjunction with an appointment working at the campus newspaper. prereq: instr consent
CMR 1389 - College Radio Experience
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised experience of selected learning activities to be done in conjunction with an appointment working at the campus radio station. prereq: instr consent
CMR 2311 - Media History and Society (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examines the historical and on-going development of the relationship of media, culture, and the public. Traces and explores the developments of various communication technologies, their impacts and consequences, and their relationships to notions of "the public."
CMR 2321 - Digital Media Production (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Basic theories and practice: equipment, procedures, and skills associated with planning, writing for, and producing mediated messages. Lectures, studio projects, class critiques.
CMR 2411 - Health Communication (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
A survey of the critical role communication plays in health promotion, specifically in the area of doctor-patient interaction and health campaigns. Communicative issues include the social construction of health, the role of culture in health and healing, and social support.
CMR 2421 - Business and Professional Communication (E/CR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Developing proficiency in communication skills in business and professional contexts. Preparing, selecting, organizing, designing, and delivering messages in business situations. Analyzing meeting/group facilitation, interviewing, and professional presentations. prereq: 1052, 1062 or instr consent
CMR 3101 - Rhetorical History and Theories: Pre-Socratic to Modern Periods (IP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Rhetoric from the classical theories of the older Sophists, Aristotle, and Cicero to the modern theories of Blair, Campbell, and Whately. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
CMR 3111 - Contemporary Rhetorical Theory and Criticism (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Detailed study of the development of contemporary rhetorical theory, with particular emphasis placed on the use of those theories in the development of rhetorical criticism. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
CMR 3251 - Rhetorical Criticism and Free Speech Discourse (E/CR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Analysis and evaluation of Supreme Court opinions establishing the contours of First Amendment protection for freedom of speech. Particular attention is devoted to the nature of "communication" revealed by the decisions studied. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
CMR 3301 - Media Theory, Criticism, and Problems (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories, research studies, current trends, and various critical approaches to examine and explain the reflexive relationships between media and society. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
CMR 3312 - Media Literacy (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examining ways people decode media images and messages. Topics include principles of literacy, media content/industries, media and identity, and media effects. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
CMR 3401 - Communication Theory (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Detailed study of the theoretical tradition of human communication. Focuses on social scientific and humanities theories used to explain social interaction. Provides general foundation on various traditions of inquiry as well as qualitative and quantitative methods. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
CMR 3411 - Intercultural Communication Theory and Research (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Study of intercultural communication from an interpersonal and group perspective. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
CMR 3421 - Organizational Communication Theory and Research (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Study of organizational communication, including small group perspectives. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
CMR 3432 - Communication Research Methods (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Elements/methods of communication research. Use of quantitative/qualitative research methodologies, basic research design, and data collection methods to inform decision making. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
CMR 4152 - Advanced Public Speaking (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
A study of rhetorical argument design and evaluation. Students analyze and critique arguments, as well as plan and present formal speeches. prereq: 1052 or instr consent
CMR 4341 - New Media Technologies (HUM)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Examination of the impact of "new media" on current/future cultures; the structure/processes of media and global society in a comparative context; ways new media change how people communicate, distribute, and process information. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
CMR 4411 - Advanced Interpersonal Communication
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Applying a variety of approaches to understanding interpersonal communication. prereq: 1101 or instr consent