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Global Communication Minor

The Global Communication Minor is designed to give students a global perspective of the communication industries. Students will learn about the essential role of communication in our increasingly interconnected and multicultural society.

For students under the 2018-2020 catalog

This minor is only open to students in the Moody College of Communication. The minor requires 15 semester hours of coursework. At least nine hours must be completed in residence and at least six hours must be taken at the upper-division level. Students must earn a grade of at least a C-  (or CR for courses offered only on a pass/fail basis) in each course counted toward fulfillment of the minor requirements. Students in Moody College may declare only one minor and must apply for their minor/certificate before they have completed 65% of their degree requirements.

Students must fulfill the following requirements:

COM 323 Communication Internship (Topic 3: Global Experience)1
Twelve hours of coursework selected from the list below2:
ADV 334 International Advertising
CMS 314L Language, Communication, and Culture
CMS 323R Rhetoric: East and West
CMS 355K Intercultural Communication
J 328S Reporting en Español
J 340F Covering the Global Economy
J 340G Reporting Asia: A Foreign Correspondent's Framework
J 340J Documentary Tradition of Latin America
J 342G Reporting the World: A Critical Examination of the US News Media
J 345G Human Rights Journalism
J 346G Domestic Issues and Global Perspective
J 347F Reporting Latin America
RTF 342C Introduction to Global Media
RTF 342 Topics in Global Media (Topic 1: National Media Systems)
RTF 342 Topics in Global Media (Topic 2: Comparative Media Systems)
RTF 342 Topics in Global Media (Topic 7: Global Media Systems)
RTF 342 Topics in Global Media (Topic 8: Development Communication and Social Change)
RTF 352 Global Media and Area Studies (Topic 1: Media and the Middle East)
RTF 365 Topics in Media and Society (Topic 8: Migration and Media)
RTF 365 Topics in Media and Society (Topic 10: Globalization and Social Media)
COM s325 Global Media Literacy (offered in Austria during second summer session)

1Or an approved substitution of study abroad coursework or internship coursework done while studying abroad.

2Three hours may be substituted with experiential learning courses to be petitioned by the student for credit. 

In addition, the following are University-wide rules regarding minors:

  • The minor must be completed in conjunction with an undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Minors must include a minimum of six hours of upper division coursework. 
  • A student may not earn a minor in the same field of study as his or her major
  • At least nine of the hours required for the minor must include coursework not used to satisfy the requirements of the student’s major; this includes courses in non-major departments that are cross-listed with courses offered within the student’s major department. However, courses in the minor may fulfill other degree requirements such as general education requirements or required elective hours.
  • Transcript recognition is awarded at the time of undergraduate degree completion.

Apply here!

  • Select "Communication" as the School
  • Click "Search"
  • Find "GLOBAL COMMUNICATION" and apply!

The Global Communication Minor is only open to students in the Moody College of Communication.

Students in Moody College may declare only one minor and must apply for their minor/certificate before they have completed 65% of their degree requirements.