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Quad Cities Minor

The Department of Communication offers a communication minor at the WIU-QC campus. A minor in communication helps bring the pieces together for all other areas of study. Understanding strategies of communication is one of the greatest assets you can have in whatever career you choose. The communication minor prepares you for a variety of careers, such as sales, public relations, advertising, personnel, human resources, education, training, and management, to name a few.

Some examples of majors that would be complimented by a communication minor are:

  • English majors who are interested in rhetorical perspectives on literature
  • Psychology and Sociology majors who believe that communication is central to their work
  • Science majors who need to know how to present their ideas effectively for both science and non-science audiences
  • Business majors who will work in groups and teams.

What are the degree requirements for a communication minor at the WIU-QC campus?

You need to take a total of 18 semester hours (SH) that include the following:

COMM 130 – Introduction to Human Communication (3)
COMM 247 – Argumentation (3)

Three of the following four classes:

COMM 312 – Rhetorical Theory & Criticism (3)
COMM 343 – Organizational Communication (3)
COMM 344 – Interpersonal Communication (3)
COMM 356 – Introduction to Persuasion (3)

And select one elective course from COMM at the 300/400 level (3)

Who should I contact about the WIU-QC campus?

For more information about the WIU-QC communication minor, please contact the QC coordinator, Dr. Mary Hogg, WIU-QC, 3561 60th Street, Moline, IL 61265; 309/762-3999 ext. 62324, or email her at

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