The political communication minor prepares you to enter the world of political campaigns and political consulting. You will gain a background in the theories of communication and political science, the structures of government and campaigns, and skills in message construction and persuasion—all elements necessary for work in political campaigns.
An Engaged Community of Learners
Cultivate your skills of inquiry, analysis, and communication through lively class discussions, study groups, and campus events. Start expanding your professional network through internships. Truman has many resources to ensure your success including the Writing Center which helps students become better writers.
At Truman, small classes foster interpersonal relationships among a supportive community of learners where you collaborate with other bright, ambitious students. Your professors take a genuine interest in your success. And you can meet like-minded peers by getting involved with student organizations, including several political groups on campus.
The Truman State speech and debate team brought back 16 trophies in late January from the semester kick-off at Webster University. The team entered all 6 Lincoln-Douglas debaters in open, a field that included 51 competitors from places such as Lafayette University and Western Kentucky University—some of the top debate programs in the nation. Senior […] Read More
Professor Don Krause and Dr. Mark Smith shared the findings of a critical media study with members of the College Media Association in late October. The two communication faculty co-authored a study of how police used Twitter in the aftermath of the bombings at the annual Boston Marathon in 2013. The study closely examined how Boston Police tweets gradually […] Read More