The Minor in Communication Studies

Course Requirements for the Minor: 21 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

All students must complete CMST 131 or CMST 132, CMST 330, & CMST 331 with a C- or better before they can enroll in other courses.

2 courses required:

CMST 330 Introduction to Communication Studies 3.0 FS
CMST 331 Communication Scholarship 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or better.

1 course selected from:

CMST 131 Speech Communication Fundamentals 3.0 FS *
CMST 131H Speech Communication Honors 3.0 FA *
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program.
CMST 132 Small Group Communication 3.0 FS *

1 course selected from:

CMST 233 Foundations of Interpersonal Communication 3.0 FS
CMST 255 Argumentation and Debate 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: CMST 131 or CMST 132.

3 units selected from:

CMST 334 Gender and Communication 3.0 FS *
CMST 335 Intercultural Communication Theories and Practice 3.0 FS USD
CMST 339A Forensics 1.0 FS
CMST 339B Forensics 2.0 FS
CMST 339C Forensics 3.0 FS
CMST 354 Persuasion 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CMST 131.

1 course selected from:

CMST 350 Foundations of Rhetorical Communication Theories and Practice 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 330, CMST 331 with a grade of C- or higher.
CMST 370 Introduction to Organizational Communication 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 330, CMST 331 with a grade of C- or higher.

3 units selected from:

Any 400 level CMST course.