Minor in Communication Studies

The Communication Studies minor is an excellent option for students who want to complement a variety of majors. The minor offers coursework in public speaking, analytical writing, professional communication, as well as focused courses on public advocacy, intercultural communication, and leadership. The minor attracts students majoring in business, health professions, english, cultural studies, women's and gender studies, among others, and is especially well-suited for students wanting to pursue graduate or law school.

The Communication Studies minor requires 24 units: completion of the 9 units of lower-level courses and any 15 additional units in the major.

Required Courses
COMM 131PUBLIC SPEAKING3
COMM 201INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION STUDIES3
COMM 215INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3
Select 15 units from the following:15
USING INFORMATION EFFECTIVELY IN PUBLIC POLICY DEBATE
HONORS PUBLIC SPEAKING
NONVERBAL COMM
SPEECH AND DEBATE I
SPEECH AND DEBATE II
RESEARCH METHODS
ADV PUBL SPEAKNG
PERSUASION
RHETORICAL THEORY & CRITICISM
BUSIN & PROF COMM
ADVOC & ARGUMT
INTRODUCTION TO PERFORMANCE STUDIES
PRACTICUM I
PRACTICUM II
SPEC TPC/SPCH DEB
COMM 377
COMMUNICATION TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
COMM/LEGAL PROCEDURES
CONFERENCE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
COMMUNICATION AND GENDER
TOPICS IN PUBLIC DISCOURSE AND ADVOCACY
INTERN COMM STUDY
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
IDFA 480
Total Units24

Minor Graduation Requirements

All minor requirements must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. The Pass grading option is not available for courses applicable toward the minor.

Minor Transfer Credit Policy

The department will accept up to 9 units of compatible transfer courses toward the minor.