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.
|COMM 131||PUBLIC SPEAKING||3|
|COMM 201||INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION STUDIES||3|
|COMM 215||INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION||3|
|Select 15 units from the following:||15|
|USING INFORMATION EFFECTIVELY IN PUBLIC POLICY DEBATE|
|HONORS PUBLIC SPEAKING|
|SPEECH AND DEBATE I|
|SPEECH AND DEBATE II|
|ADV PUBL SPEAKNG|
|RHETORICAL THEORY & CRITICISM|
|BUSIN & PROF COMM|
|ADVOC & ARGUMT|
|INTRODUCTION TO PERFORMANCE STUDIES|
|SPEC TPC/SPCH DEB|
|COMMUNICATION TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT|
|CONFERENCE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT|
|COMMUNICATION AND GENDER|
|TOPICS IN PUBLIC DISCOURSE AND ADVOCACY|
|INTERN COMM STUDY|
|INDEPENDENT STUDY IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES|
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.