Undergraduate Communication Minor

Proficiency in communication is fundamental to personal and professional interactions in all career endeavors. The communication minor encompasses 24 units of concentrated study.

Lower-division coursescolloquium slide

(Choose ONE course below — 4 units)

CMN 1: Introduction to Public Speaking

CMN 3: Interpersonal Communication Competence

 

Upper-division courses

(Choose FIVE from below — 20 units)

Communication Theory and Methods

  • CMN 101: Communication Theories
  • CMN 102: Empirical Methods in Communication

Basic Communication Processes

  • CMN 110: Communication Networks
  • CMN 111: Gender Differences in Communication
  • CMN 112: Theories of Persuasion
  • CMN 114: Communication and Cognition

Interpersonal Communication

  • CMN 120: Interpersonal Communication
  • CMN 121: Language Use in Conversation
  • CMN 122: Nonverbal Communication
  • CMN 123: Intercultural Communication

Group and Organizational Communication

  • CMN 130: Group Communication
  • CMN 131: Strategic Communication in Public Relations
  • CMN 136: Organizational Communication
  • CMN 139: Advanced Organizational Communication

Mass Communication

  • CMN 140: Introduction to Mass Communication
  • CMN 141: Media Effects: Theory and Research
  • CMN 142: News Policies, Practices and Effects
  • CMN 143: Analysis of Media Messages
  • CMN 144: Media Entertainment
  • CMN 145: Political Communication
  • CMN 146: Communication Campaigns
  • CMN 147: Children, Adolescents, and the Media
  • CMN 148: Contemporary Trends in Media

Health Communication

  • CMN 161: Health Communication
  • CMN 165: Media and Health

Information and Communication Technology

  • CMN 170: Digital Technology and Social Change
  • CMN 172: Computer-Mediated Communication
  • CMN 174: Social Media
  • CMN 176: Video Games Theory and Research

Special Topics Classes

  • CMN 180: Current Topics in Communication
  • CMN 189: Proseminar A (Social Interaction), B (Mass Communication), C (Health Communication) or D (Organizational Communication)

Alternate Electives

  • ANT 117: Language and Society
  • ANT 120: Language and Culture
  • ECN 122: Theory of Games and Strategic Behavior
  • LIN 171: Introduction to Psycholinguistics
  • LIN 177: Computational Linguistics
  • LIN 182: Multilingualism
  • POL 165: Mass Media and Politics
  • PSC 100: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • PSC 107: Questionnaire and Research Methods
  • PSC 152: Social Cognition
  • PSC 154: Psychology of Emotion
  • SOC 126: Social Interaction
  • SOC 175: Mass Communication
  • STA 102: Introduction to Probability Modeling and Statistical Inference
  • STA 106: Applied Statistical Methods: Analysis of Variance
  • STA 108: Applied Statistical Methods: Regression Analysis