Communication Minor

Communication is a generic skill critical to almost any role people fill in the workplace, the church or in society overall. The communication minor helps students develop an understanding of communication processes and the basic communication skills required for working with people in the workplace and the church.

Unique Features

The communication minor has been designed to complement almost any major program. Beyond the required courses a broad range of electives is offered. Elective topics include journalism, scriptwriting, film studies, Internet communication and much more.

Our Graduates

As with the major, the skills and knowledge gained from the communication minor are valuable in virtually any career making this program an ideal compliment to most majors.


Required Courses (6 Courses, 18 Units)

  • COM-400 Intercultural Communication (3)
  • COM-410 Media and Society (3)

Select one of the following:

  • COM-368 Ancient and Medieval Rhetoric (3)
  • COM-455 Philosophy of Language (3)

Select one of the following:

  • COM-420 Conflict Management and Resolution (3)
  • COM-430 Group Dynamics and Leadership (3)

Select two of the following:

  • COM-330 Writing and Reading Journalism (3)
  • COM-346 Scriptwriting (3)
  • COM-355 Media Aesthetics (3)
  • COM-360 Digital Video Production (3)
  • COM-370 Audio Production (3)
  • COM-380 Film Studies (3)
  • COM-385 Cinematography: Visual Storytelling (3)
  • COM-390 Creating on the Web (3)
  • COM-440 Performance and Culture (3)
  • DRA-360 Directing and Staging Texts (3)
  • LIT-395 Text and Performance (3)
  • LIT-449 Literature and Film (3)
  • MGT-352 Organizational Communication (3)

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