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Communication Minor

Program Offered: 

The Minor in Communication program provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of the nature of communication, its varied forms and uses, and its multiple social, cultrual, and cognitive effects. Courses introduce students to the significance of communication within their own lives, showing its relevence to the complex relationships they enter into as participants in families, communities, and organizations; as representatives of one or more cultures; and as consumers of information distributed through mediated channels.

Faculty in the Minor: 

  • Katherine Brown, Ph.D.
  • Antonio De La Garza, Ph. D.
  • Brian Dolber, Ph. D.
  • Michelle A. Holling, Ph.D.
  • Michael Huspek, Ph.D.
  • Joonseong Lee, Ph.D.
  • Dreama Moon, Ph.D.
  • Kendra Rivera, Ph.D.
  • Gloria Pindi, Ph.D.
  • Barry Saferstein, Ph.D.
  • Andrew Spieldenner, Ph. D.
  • Cecilia 'Lia' Uy-Tioco, Ph.D.

Permissions in the Minor:

Requires (6) units of upper-division Communication electives. Mass Media (MASS) courses may be applied to fulfill this requirement.

Communication Major/Minor Course Descriptions:

For a detailed description of all available courses under the department of Communication click on the hyperlink provided below.

Communication Course Descriptions

Course Requirements:

Lower Division (3)
COMM 100 3
Total Units 3
Upper Division Core (15) nine units selected from:
COMM 300 3
COMM 330 3
COMM 360 3
COMM 390 or 402 3
Total Units 9
Communication Elective (6) units selected from three categories:
Communication Theory and Methods (CTM):
COMM 300 3
COMM 340 3
COMM 390 3
COMM 400 3
COMM 401 3
COMM 402 3
COMM 405 3
COMM 420 3
COMM 445 3
COMM 495 1-3
COMM 499 1-3
Communication, Culture and Social Context (CCSC):
COMM 310 3
COMM 320 3
COMM 330 3
COMM 333 3
COMM 380 3
COMM 405 3
COMM 410 3
COMM 425 3
COMM 426 3
COMM 430 3
COMM 435 3
COMM 437 3
COMM 440 3
COMM 444 3
COMM 450 3
COMM 451 3
COMM 454 3
COMM 456  3
COMM 460 3
COMM 495 1-3
COMM 499 1-3
Mass Communication (MC):
COMM 355 3
COMM 360 3
COMM 370 3
COMM 410 3
COMM 455 3
COMM 460 3
COMM 465 3
COMM 470 3
COMM 480 3
COMM 485 3
COMM 495 1-3
Total Units 6
Total Units Overall: 18