Our social influence and advocacy minor lets you explore the various contexts and settings in which people communicate. This could be from one culture to another, within a group, at a company, in political talks, or just between two people. You’ll also explore why we choose to talk in the first place, and what comes out of these conversations.
We’ve designed this minor to help you build strong arguments and spot any issues that can come up when people talk, including structure and ethical dilemmas. We’ll help you level up your speaking, writing, and online communication skills, setting you up for success in any field.
But it’s not all about classroom learning. You can gain hands-on experience by working directly with local businesses, nonprofits, and politicians through our immersive internship program.
Michael Robinson, PhD
Professor of Communication Studies
Chair of the Communication Studies Department