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College of Communication and Information
School of Communication Studies

135 Taylor Hall
Tel: 330-672-2659

Globalization is a multi-faceted and irreversible phenomenon in the world today. It is due largely to the increase in the development and use of communication technologies, and the global flow of communication and information. The effects of globalization are striking, including changes in industrial, financial, economic, health policy, political, informational and cultural practices. The Global Communications minor is designed to provide graduates with some of the theoretical, practical, and cultural sensitivity skills to use communication most effectively in global organizations and environments of all kinds.


Attribute Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3  
  COMM 25902 Communication Theory 3  
DG COMM 35852 Intercultural Communication 3  
  COMM 45766 Communication in a Global Society 3  
  Choose from the following: 9  
WIC COMM 35864 Organizational Communication (3)    
  COMM 36505 Communication, Aging and Culture (3)    
  COMM 42000 Media, War and Propaganda (3)    
  COMM 43000 Communication Technology and Human Interaction (3)    
WIC COMM 45902 Communication and Influence (3)    
  COMM 45957 Language, Meaning and Cognition (3)    
  JMC 40009 Comparative Media Systems (3)    
WIC VCD 45000 Graphic Design Perspectives (3)    


Requirement to declare minor: Minimum 2.000 overall Kent State University GPA; or, if a first semester freshman or transfer student admitted in good standing, no established Kent State University GPA is needed. Minimum 2.250 GPA in the minor required for graduation.