Communication (minor)

Do you love to pin it, post it or tweet it? Are teachers routinely praising your writing style? Do you use videos to share what’s on your mind? If so, a Communication degree may be right for you.

Alverno’s Communication minor will prepare you to imagine, create and deliver innovative communication using emerging technologies and effective strategies. You will gain essential, current knowledge while enjoying hands-on learning.

This minor blends core communication theory and tools with the latest digital production techniques to prepare graduates for success in a dynamic and growing field.

Communication Support Beginning
COMM-200Communication Foundations3
Take one additional COMM Core from the following:3
Listening and Mindfulness
Collaboration Strategies
Media Studies
Persuasion and Advocacy
Logic & Argumentation
Project Management
Communication Capstone
Communication Support Intermediate
Take a total of 6 credits from Production Labs I, II, or III:6
Visual Communication
Production Lab 1: Information Technology
Emerging Technologies
Alverno College Radio Station: Advanced Audio
Advanced Photography
Digital Publishing
Advanced Web Design
Take 6 credits from 300/400 level 16

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.