Ithaca College

Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies

Health Communication

Bruce Henderson, Coordinator

Health Communication Minor

The Department of Speech Communication, with the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education and the Department of Communication Management and Design, offers a specialized minor in health communication. Health communication focuses on communication processes and behaviors as they occur within the contexts of health promotion and health care. The minor is administered by the Department of Speech Communication and the Health Communication Steering Committee. For additional information, contact the coordinator, Professor Bruce Henderson.

Requirements for the Minor in Health Communication

OCLD-22200

Presentation Media Design and Production

3

SPCM-11000

Public Communication or

SPCM-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

SPCM-22500

Health Communication or

HPS-22500

Health Communication

3

HPS-20500

Critical Health Issues

3

Human Communication/Practice

Choose one of the following:

OCLD-10800

Human Communication in Organizations

SPCM-14000

Small Group Communication

SPCM-14900

Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication

SPCM-15000

Introduction to Communication Theory

SPCM-21500

Argumentation and Debate

SPCM-31100

Advanced Public Communication

SPCM-35300

Language and Social Interaction

3

Health Policy/Analysis

Choose one of the following:

ECON-30400

Economics of Health Care

POLT-36500

The Politics of Health

PHIL-23000

Bioethics

SOCI-31400

Sociology of Health and Medicine

SOCI-31600

Women and Health

ANTH-38000

Medical Anthropology

HPS-25000

International Health Issues

HPS-30400

Economics of Health Care

HLTH-15200

Introduction to Health Education

3

Applications/Technology

Choose one of the following:

OCLD-15000

Professional Applications of Technology

HPS-35000

Communicating in Health Service Organizations

HLTH-31700

Community Health

HLTH-33000

Health Promotion in the Workplace

MKTG-31200

Principles of Marketing

3

Total, health communication minor

21