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Speech (Minor)

About the Program

The minor involves six courses (18 hours) within the Communication Department. It is designed for students in majors in which oral communication plays an integral role in career success. Students majoring in criminal justice, education, English, and business have found this minor to be particularly useful.

About the Communication Department

B112 Buckham Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6008
Fax: (716) 878-4697

Program Requirements

Total Required Credit Hours 18 cr

Required Courses (3 courses; 9 credit hours)
SPC 103 Introduction to Human Communication
SPC 205 Introduction to Oral Communication
SPC 306 Public Speaking

Electives (3 courses; 9 credit hours)
SPC 307 Communication and Group Process
SPC 309 Persuasion
SPC 311 Intercultural Communication
SPC 315 Media Performance
SPC 321 Rhetorical Criticism
SPC 389 Special Topics in Speech-Criticism
COM 401 Communication Research
SPC 407 Organizational Communication
SPC 422 Mass Media Criticism

A maximum of 9 credits toward this minor may be transferred from other schools.

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