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  • Advocacy & communication criticism

    Advocacy and Communication Criticism Emphasis

    This emphasis area focuses on the use of communication as a tool to accomplish specific goals in the public sector. Many of our students who work in Rhetoric and Public Communication are interested in careers in law, government, or politics – because they want to be opinion leaders who make the world a better place for all of us. This emphasis area will involve students in multiple opportunities to build their writing and speech-making abilities. Students will also learn about public issues and the debate/ discussion of those issues in the public sector. It’s quite common to have one of our students intern with U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse). After graduation, many of our students have gone on to work in Congressional offices in Washington, or have found employment with foundations or non-profit organizations. Others have gone to work in the lucrative field of pharmaceutical sales.

     

    Advocacy and Communication Criticism Major

    (All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs): 39 credits

    Core requirements: CST 190, 301, 498, 499. Required: CST 215, 315, and 412 or 413. At least three credits from the following: CST 210, 310, 410, 412, 413, 415, 419.

    Nine credits of electives selecting a course from each of the following emphasis areas:

    • Organizational & Professional Emphasis (three credits): CST 260, 350, 351, 354, 355, 360, 365, 380
    • Interpersonal Emphasis (three credits): CST 230, 330, 332, 333, 334, 336, 337, 338
    • Broadcast & Digital Media Emphasis (three credits): CST 270, 271, 274, 370, 371, 372, 374, 376, 378, 471, 480

    Electives (minimum six credits) from any CST course excluding CST 110.

    Advocacy and Communication Criticism Minor

    (All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs): 24 credits 

    Required: CST 190, 215, 315, and 412 or 413. At least three credits from the following: CST 210, 310, 410, 412, 413, 415, 419.

    Nine credits of electives selecting a course from each of the other emphasis areas:

    • Organizational & Professional Emphasis (three credits): CST 260, 350, 351, 354, 355, 360, 365, 380
    • Interpersonal Emphasis (three credits): CST 230, 330, 332, 333, 334, 336, 337, 338
    • Broadcast & Digital Media Emphasis (three credits): CST 270, 271, 274, 370, 371, 372, 374, 376, 378, 471, 480