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Communication Minor

Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre

Overview

Welcome to the Department of Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre!

We offer communication courses that feature performance activities and emphasize the theory, history, and criticism of rhetorical communication. Our experienced faculty members will help you achieve personal fulfillment, civic engagement, and career success.

In addition to providing public speaking classes for hundreds of St. John's students each semester, we also offer a major in Rhetoric and Public Address and several minor programs of study. 

Courses

Required (Queens Campus):

SPE 1000C or HON 1020C Public Speaking for the College Student
RCT 2020 Persuasion

Electives (three chosen):

RCT 1155 Language and Intercultural Communication
RCT 2000 Advanced Public Speaking
RCT 2015 Nonverbal Communication
RCT 2025 Organizational Communication
RCT 2070 Strategic Communication
RCT 2080 Media and Culture

Required (Staten Island Campus):

SPE 1000C or HON 1020C Public Speaking for the College Student
RCT 1015 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
RCT 2020 Persuasion

Electives (two chosen):

RCT 1050 Fundamentals of Speech Production
RCT 1155 Language and Intercultural Communication
RCT 1510 Introduction to Theatre
RCT 1540 Introduction to Acting I
RCT 2000 Advanced Public Speaking
RCT 2015 Nonverbal Communication
RCT 2110 Oral Interpretation
RCT 4953 Independent Study

Only academic programs approved by NYSED are eligible for federal and state aid: NYS Inventory of Registered Programs http://www.nysed.gov/heds/IRPSL1.html.  Minors are not recognized by NYSED therefore associated courses are only eligible for federal or state aid consideration when required by a major or when also used to satisfy a core or general elective requirement.

Contact Us

Jeremiah Hickey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
718-990-5629
[email protected]

Michelle Semetis
Department Chair Secretary
St. John Hall, Room 344
718-990-6451
[email protected]