Communication Minor - Calendar Program Description

Below is a list of courses that might be of interest to a student wishing to pursue a communication minor. Note that this is only a recommendation and that there are many other possible courses that could be used.

Lower Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
CMNS 110 3 Introduction to Communication Studies   Required B-Soc
CMNS 130 3 Communication and Social Change   Required  
CMNS 260 3 Empirical Communication Research Methods CMNS 110, CMNS 130 Pre-Req for many Upper Division courses Q
CMNS 262 3 Design and Method in Qualitative Communication Research CMNS 110, CMNS 130 Pre-Req for many Upper Division courses
CMNS 253W 3 Introduction to Information Technology: The New Media CMNS 110, CMNS 130 Pre-Req for CMNS 362 W
CMNS 223W 3 Advertising as Social Communication CMNS 110, CMNS 130 Pre-Req for CMNS 363 W
CMNS 220 3 Understanding Televistion CMNS 110, CMNS 130 Pre-Req for CMNS 363  

Upper Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
CMNS 362 6 Evaluation Methods for Applied Communication Research CMNS 253, CMNS 260, CMNS 262, 60 units Recommended  
CMNS 363 6 Approaches to Media and Audience Research CMNS 220, CMNS 260, (CMNS 221 or CMNS 223) Recommended  
CMNS 342 4 Science and Public Policy CMNS 260, CMNS 262 Recommended  
Total: 16        
Required: 16        

Synergy

Communicating results is crucial to the practice of statistics. Training in communication will help you communicate with people in any area you choose to work in. Alternatively, you may choose to apply your skills to work in the field of communication.

Possible Careers (Please consult other resources e.g. Career Services)

  • Science Correspondent
  • Technical Writer