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Dept. of Communication and Philosophy

Dept. of Communication and Philosophy

Critical Theory Minor

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General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete one of the following (3 hours):

  • COM 3343 Rhetorical Criticism (3)
  • LIT 3144 Modern European Novel (3)
  • LIT 4213 Literary Theory (3)
  • LIT 4353 Ethnic Studies (3)
  • LIT 4853 Topics in Cultural Critique (3)
  • LIT 4934 Advanced Topics in Crit Theory (3)

Complete one of the following (3 hours):

  • COM 3540 Persuasion and Propaganda (3)
  • POT 3003 Political Theorists (3)
  • POT 3075 Culture and Politics (3)
  • POT 3303 Ideology & Propaganda (3)
  • POT 4074 Theories of Power (3)
  • POT 4932 Sp Topics Politics/Humanities (3)
  • SPC 3230 History of Rhetorical Theory (3)
  • SPC 3721 Interracial/Intercultural Comm (3)

Complete two of the following (6 hours):

  • PHH 3501 Marx, Freud and other Heretics (3)
  • PHH 3931 ST History of Philosophy (3)
  • PHI 3223 Philosophy Human Communication (3)
  • PHI 3930 Special Topics in Philosophy (3)
  • PHP 3786 Existentialism (3)
  • PHM 4123 Feminist Philosophy (3)
  • PHM 3101 Philosophy of Liberation (3)


Complete two additional electives (6 hours) from any of the above listed courses.


Transfer Notes

Transfer credits will ordinarily be accepted from regionally accredited institutions and evaluated for appropriate credit towards requirements in the student’s degree program.