Minor in Communication Studies

Communication Studies Minor — 20 units

Courses used to fulfill GE Areas A1, A2, and A3 cannot be counted toward the minor. GE Area A1 must be completed as a prerequisite to enroll in any upper-division course in the Communication Studies minor.

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Breadth Areas (12 units)

Select a total of 4 units from each of the following three breadth areas: Social Contexts and Interaction, Rhetoric and Performance, Communication Inquiry.

Social Contexts and Interaction in Communication (4 units)

  • Select 4 units between courses numbered COMM 400-449 and COMM 500-549.
  • COMM 400-449 are 1-2 unit courses and COMM 500-549 are 4 unit courses.
COMM 400Variable Topics in Social Contexts & Interaction2
COMM 401Workshop in Social Contexts & Interaction1
COMM 403Transgender Communication Studies2
COMM 425The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication1
COMM 427Case Studies in Health Communication1
COMM 428Health Communication in Visual and Graphic Medicine2
COMM 442Dialogue Facilitation Practicum2
COMM 502Interpersonal Communication4
COMM 503Gender and Communication4
COMM 504Communication and Masculinities4
COMM 515Family Communication4
COMM 522Organizational Communication4
COMM 525Sexualities and Communication4
COMM 527Health Communication4
COMM 530Communication in Organizational Training4
COMM 531Conflict Resolution4
COMM 532Interviewing Methods in Organizational Settings4
COMM 533Communication and Empowerment in Organizations4
COMM 534Mediation Theory and Practice4
COMM 537Leadership Communication4
COMM 538Language and Identity in Interaction4
COMM 539Analyzing Everyday Interaction4
COMM 541Critical Approaches to Culture and Communication4
COMM 543Dialogues Across Differences4
COMM 544Communication and Aging4

Rhetoric and Performance in Communication (4 units)

  • Select 4 units between courses numbered COMM 450-499  and COMM 550-599.
  • COMM 450-499 are 1-2 unit courses and COMM 550-599 are 4 unit courses.
COMM 450Variable Topics in Rhetoric and Performance2
COMM 451Workshop in Rhetoric & Performance1
COMM 550Classical Rhetoric4
COMM 551Persuasion4
COMM 552Performance and Feminism4
COMM 553Performance and Identity4
COMM 554Performance of Children's Literature4
COMM 555Ensemble Performance Workshop4
COMM 556Performance Art: Aesthetic Communication Criticism4
COMM 557Performance and Pedagogy of the Oppressed for Educators3
COMM 559Theory and Practice in Advanced Public Speaking4
COMM 560Political Communication4
COMM 561Social Semiotics4
COMM 564Issues in Free Speech4
COMM 565Rhetorical Theory4
COMM 566Communication and Social Process4
COMM 570Human Communication and New Technologies4
COMM 571The Rhetoric of Terrorism4
COMM 572Rhetoric of Ecology4
COMM 573The Rhetoric of Criminality and Punishment4
COMM 574Rhetoric of the Media4
COMM 575Emerging and Social Media4
COMM 590Advanced Performance Study4
COMM 595Games, Communication, and Culture4

Communication Inquiry (4 units)

  • Select 4 units between courses numbered COMM 600-609 and COMM 660-669.
  • COMM 600-609 are 1-2 unit courses and COMM 660-669 are 4 unit courses.
COMM 601Workshop in Communication Inquiry1
COMM 661Quantitative Methods in Communication4
COMM 662Critical and Rhetorical Methods in Communication4
COMM 663Performative Methods in Communication4
COMM 664LSI Methods in Communication4

Electives (8 units)

Any lower-division Communication Studies courses not used to meet GE area A1-A3, and any upper-division Communication Studies courses numbered 400-599 may be used as minor electives if they are not being used to satisfy the breadth areas above. Additional courses that may be used for electives are COMM 368 Forensics, COMM 685 Projects in the Teaching of Communication, and COMM 695 Internship in Communication Studies.   

COMM 120Language, Culture, and Power3
COMM 220Introduction to the Performance of Literature3
COMM 230Introduction to Argumentation and Debate3
COMM 240Introduction to Nonverbal Communication3
COMM 250Introduction to Group Discussion and Teamwork3
COMM 368Forensics2
COMM 400Variable Topics in Social Contexts & Interaction2
COMM 401Workshop in Social Contexts & Interaction1
COMM 403Transgender Communication Studies2
COMM 425The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication1
COMM 427Case Studies in Health Communication1
COMM 428Health Communication in Visual and Graphic Medicine2
COMM 442Dialogue Facilitation Practicum2
COMM 450Variable Topics in Rhetoric and Performance2
COMM 451Workshop in Rhetoric & Performance1
COMM 502Interpersonal Communication4
COMM 503Gender and Communication4
COMM 504Communication and Masculinities4
COMM 515Family Communication4
COMM 522Organizational Communication4
COMM 525Sexualities and Communication4
COMM 527Health Communication4
COMM 530Communication in Organizational Training4
COMM 531Conflict Resolution4
COMM 532Interviewing Methods in Organizational Settings4
COMM 533Communication and Empowerment in Organizations4
COMM 534Mediation Theory and Practice4
COMM 537Leadership Communication4
COMM 538Language and Identity in Interaction4
COMM 539Analyzing Everyday Interaction4
COMM 541Critical Approaches to Culture and Communication4
COMM 543Dialogues Across Differences4
COMM 544Communication and Aging4
COMM 550Classical Rhetoric4
COMM 551Persuasion4
COMM 552Performance and Feminism4
COMM 553Performance and Identity4
COMM 554Performance of Children's Literature4
COMM 555Ensemble Performance Workshop4
COMM 556Performance Art: Aesthetic Communication Criticism4
COMM 557Performance and Pedagogy of the Oppressed for Educators3
COMM 559Theory and Practice in Advanced Public Speaking4
COMM 560Political Communication4
COMM 561Social Semiotics4
COMM 564Issues in Free Speech4
COMM 565Rhetorical Theory4
COMM 566Communication and Social Process4
COMM 570Human Communication and New Technologies4
COMM 571The Rhetoric of Terrorism4
COMM 572Rhetoric of Ecology4
COMM 573The Rhetoric of Criminality and Punishment4
COMM 574Rhetoric of the Media4
COMM 575Emerging and Social Media4
COMM 590Advanced Performance Study4
COMM 595Games, Communication, and Culture4
COMM 601Workshop in Communication Inquiry1
COMM 661Quantitative Methods in Communication4
COMM 662Critical and Rhetorical Methods in Communication4
COMM 663Performative Methods in Communication4
COMM 664LSI Methods in Communication4
COMM 685Projects in the Teaching of Communication1-4
COMM 695Internship in Communication Studies4