2024-2025 Catalog 
  
    May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Public Advocacy (PBAD-MNR-AS) Minor

Location(s): Ferris Main Campus


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Minor

The Philosophy Minor is dedicated to helping students become better critical thinkers, more curious intellectuals, and more reflective citizens. Philosophy as a word is rooted in an ancient Greek word that means the love of wisdom. Philosophy devotes itself to wisdom by teaching us how to be better aware of ourselves and the world around us. The core of this awareness is the practice of critical thinking-seeking the best answers to the most enduring questions. Oftentimes our thoughts and behaviors are based upon hidden presumptions and philosophy examines those presumptions, seeking better reasons to justify or revise them. In the process, it is hoped that we will have more flourishing lives-ones characterized by self-examination and integrity.

Program Outcomes


  1. Apply communication theories, perspectives, principles, and concepts to persuasive message with special attention to public advocacy messages.
  2. Create and analyze ethical messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context specific to issues of public advocacy.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to accomplish communicative goals (self-efficacy) in public advocacy situations.

Admission Requirements


This minor is open to all students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program, and may only be awarded to those not pursuing a degree in this subject area.

New Student Admission Requirements


  • Students must be admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • Students must be admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

All Minor Requirements - 18 Credits Required


Minor Courses - 12 Credits Required


Notes


  • Students who return to the university after an interrupted enrollment, not including summer semester, must normally meet the requirements of the curriculum which are in effect at the time of their return, not the requirements which were in effect when they were originally admitted.
  • Credit Variance - Credits required may vary based on course placement, prerequisites, etc. If you have questions, contact your advisor.

Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from Ferris State University, students must meet both University and Programmatic Graduation Requirements.

University Graduation Requirements


These are the minimum graduation requirements for a minor at Ferris State University:

  • A GPA of 2.00 or higher must be achieved for the courses within the minor.
  • A minimum of 18 credits within the minor must be earned.
  • A minimum of 50 percent of minor credits must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.
  • A minimum of 9 of the credits in the minor must be at the 200 level or higher.
  • A maximum of one-third of the credits, but no more than 7 credit hours, in a minor may overlap with the student’s major.
  • Up to 6 credit hours may overlap between any two minors.
  • The minor must be completed prior to or at the awarding of a bachelor’s degree.

Programmatic Graduation Requirements


These are the additional graduation requirements mandated by the program:

  • All requirements as specified in the All Minor Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum of 50 percent of the credits in the minor must be at the 300 level or higher.

Contact Information


Dr. John Gray
(231) 591-3515
[email protected]

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