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Communication and Culture minor

Minor discontinued

This minor no longer accepts new students. Currently matriculated students are not affected.

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services
(585) 475-2444,

This minor was not converted to semesters. However, a minor in communication is available.

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this minor's information from the retired quarter calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Legacy Quarter Text: 

The communication and culture minor promotes critical reflection on the requirements of a more democratic culture by giving attention to subjects such as, but not limited to, class, race, ethnicity, identity, gender, public sphere, law, and health care. This minor is closed to students enrolled in the following BS programs: professional and technical communication, advertising and public relations, and journalism.

Required Courses—Choose two of the following:
0502-444 Technical Writing
0535-416 Newswriting
0535-446 Writing the Technical Manual
0535-480 Human Communication
0535-481 Persuasion
0535-482 Mass Communications
0535-483 Small Group Communication
0535-580 International Media

Electives—Choose three of the following:
0535-410 Computer-Mediated Communication
0535-411 Health Communication
0535-414 Interpersonal Communication
0535-420 Argument and Discourse
0535-450 Visual Communication
0535-465 The Rhetoric of Political Campaigns
0535-484 Rhetoric of Race Relations
0535-490 Persuasion and Social Change
0535-520 Intercultural Communication