Health Communication, Certificate (Library and Information Science)
- Students will demonstrate the ability to translate basic theories and frameworks of health and risk communication to the development of health communication campaigns to specific target audiences.
- Students will be able to explain the principles governing the selection and access of health information materials to serve the needs of diverse lay, professional, and cultural communities.
- Students will demonstrate an ability to develop, implement, and evaluate a health communication project for a specific target audience.
Certificate Requirements (18 Hours)
The certificate program consists of 18 credit hours of required and elective course work in a specific area of health communication.
Students must complete a minimum of 18 graduate credits, including the following:
Core Courses (9 Hours)
|HPEB 711||Applied Health Communication||3|
|SLIS 749||Health Sciences Information Resources||3|
|JOUR 702||Communication Theory||3|
|or JOUR 803||Seminar in Mass Communication Theory and Theory Construction|
|Total Credit Hours||9|
Internship or Independent Study (3 Hours)
|SLIS 794||Internship in Library and Information Science||3-6|
|SLIS 796||Independent Study in Library and Information Science||1-6|
|Total Credit Hours||4-12|
Each student’s program of study will be tailored according to prior course work and the student’s professional objectives. Students will select elective courses from an approved list in consultation with their faculty advisors.