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Effective communication is valued in multiple contexts including interpersonal relationships, families, organizations and vocations. The communication minor will complement your major by developing your ability to create and interpret messages. Through critical analysis of text, images, language, behaviors and environments, you will gain valuable knowledge and experience that applies to everyday life, both personally and professionally.


  • Breadth of course work including conflict resolution, intercultural communication, group communication, media studies and rhetoric
  • Opportunity to explore areas of individual interest through course choices
  • Collaboration with faculty mentor

Career opportunities

A minor in communication enhances career paths in ministry, law, media, marketing, education, journalism, coaching and performance.

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Course listing

Required Courses (18 Units)

COM 400Intercultural Communication3
COM 410Media and Society3

Select one of the following

COM 368Ancient and Medieval Rhetoric3
COM 455Philosophy of Language3

Select one of the following

COM 420Conflict Management and Resolution3
COM 430Group Dynamics and Leadership3

Select two of the following

COM 330Writing and Reading Journalism3
COM 346Scriptwriting3
COM 355Digital Video Production I3
COM 360Digital Video Production II3
COM 370Audio Production3
COM 375Documentary Studies3
COM 380Film Studies3
COM 385Cinematography: Visual Story Telling3
COM 390UI/UX Web Design3
COM 395Text and Performance3
COM 440Performance and Culture3
THTR 360Directing and Staging Texts3
LIT 449Literature and Film3
MGT 352Organizational Communication3

Program directors

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Eleanor Nickel, Ph.D.

Professor, Program Director, English

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Leann Lo

Assistant Professor, Program Director, Communication