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College of Information and Communications

Minors in Information and Communications

The College of Information and Communications offers three minors which can improve your undergraduate resumé, supplement almost any career path and prepare you for graduate programs with practical and theoretical knowledge. 

Students enrolled at the University of South Carolina can minor in one of the following three areas of study in our college.

A minor in advertising and public relations complements many other fields of study.

Nearly every career requires an understanding of internal and external communication, social media marketing and message development.

Studying advertising and public relations will enable you to communicate better with customers, clients, audiences, supervisors and teammates.

Required Courses (3 courses or 9 Hours)
JOUR 101 - Media and Society
JOUR 201 - Principles of Public Relations
JOUR 202 - Principles of Advertising and Brand Communications

Electives (3 courses or 9 hours)
Any JOUR elective course

Information Science is the study of the cognitive, social, technological and organizational roles of information in all its forms and rests on three foundations: content, people, and technology. That is, the substance of the information being created, communicated, stored, and/or transformed; the people who interact with this content; and the technology used to support content creation, communication, storage, or transformation.   

The skills you get with the minor are applicable to anything you do. Every organization uses information. Being able to analyze, manage and implement information in its various forms is critical, and that’s the skill set that this minor offers students.

Informatics opens up a vast landscape of career opportunities, including:

• Software developers
• Data scientists
• User experience designers and researchers
• Product managers
• Knowledge managers
• Information architects
• Researchers

Required Courses (9 Hours)
SLIS 201 - Introduction to Information Science Credits: 3
SLIS 301 - Information Storage and Retrieval Credits: 3
SLIS 410 - Knowledge Management Credits: 3

Electives (9 Hours)
Select 9 hours from any additional SLIS courses.  SLIS 480 (Emerging Topics in Information Science) may be repeated for credit with different topics.

Required Courses (1 course or 3 hours)
JOUR 101 - Media and Society

Principles Courses: Select two of the following (2 courses or 6 hours)
JOUR 201 - Principles of Public Relations
JOUR 202 - Principles of Advertising and Brand Communications
JOUR 203 - Principles of Visual Communications
JOUR 204 - Principles of Journalism

Electives (3 courses or 9 hours)
Any JOUR elective course

 


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