Minor Requirements

MINOR IN COMMUNICATION

Requirements (28 units)

Lower-division requirement (4 units)

  1. COMM 200. Introduction to Communication Studies (4)

Upper-division requirements (8 units)

  1. COMM 304. Intercultural Communication (4)
  2. COMM 491. Ethical Aspects of Communication (4)

Electives (16 units)

  1. Sixteen additional units in communication, at least eight of which must be upper-division. COMM 120 and 180 may not be applied toward the minor.

MINOR IN FILM STUDIES

Requirements (28-32 units)

Lower-division requirements (4-5 units)

  1. Four or five units chosen from:
    • ART 290. Beginning Photography (5)
    • COMM 245. Introduction to TV and Video Production (5)
    • ENG 160. World Drama (4)
    • HUM 180. The Art of Film (4)
    • TA 160. World Drama (4)

Upper-division requirements (24-27 units)

  1. Eight units chosen from
    • COMM 380. Visual Communication (4)
    • COMM 381. Development of Motion Picture (4)
    • ENG 315. Studies in a Literary Genre (4) (when the topic is Film and Literature)
  2. Four units chosen from:
    • COMM 378. Contemporary Cinema and Society (4)
    • COMM 424. Film Analysis (4)
    • COMM 425. Film and New Media (4)
  3. Twelve to 15 units chosen from either or both of these two categories:
    Film and New Media Theory and Criticism
    • COMM 320. Media History and Institutions (4)
    • COMM 321. Media and Culture (4)
    • COMM 381. Development of Motion Pictures (4)
    • COMM 410. Asian Media and Culture (4)
    • COMM 481. History and Development of Documentary (4)
  4. May choose only one of the following two courses:
      • ENG 302B. Analysis and Writing of Drama (4)
      • TA 302B. Analysis and Writing of Drama (4)
    • ENG 463. Advanced Studies in Literary Topics (4) (when the topic is Chicano Film or Studies in
      Adaptation)
    • FREN 370. Francophone Film and Culture (4)
    • SPAN 398. Survey of Classical and Contemporary Hispanic Films (4)
    • TA 445. The Camera Eye (4)
    • TA 465. Ethnic Films and Film Makers (4)
    • New Media Production
    • ART 326. Interactive Multimedia Design (5)
    • ART 330. Animation and Web Motion-Graphics (5)
    • ART 387. Video Art (5)
    • COMM 345. Advanced TV-Video Production (5)
    • COMM 346. TV-Video Field Production (5)
    • COMM 347. Fundamentals of Screenwriting (4)
    • May choose only one of the following two courses:
      • ENG 302B. Analysis and Writing of Drama (4)
      • TA 302B. Analysis and Writing of Drama (4)
    • TA 357. Acting for the Camera (4)
    • TA 385. Acting for Non-Majors (4)

MINOR IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

Requirements (28 units)

Upper-division requirements (16 units)

  1. COMM 302. Communication, Language and Culture (4)
  2. COMM 304. Intercultural Communication (4)
  3. COMM 422. Communication and Conflict (4)
  4. COMM 471. International Communication (4)

Electives (12 units)

  1. Twelve units chosen from:
    • COMM 366. Topics in Intercultural Communication (4)
    • COMM 401. Gender, Race and Media (4)
    • COMM 402. Ethnography of Communication (4)
    • COMM 522. Mediation Theory and Practice (4)
    • COMM 580. Culture and Ethnicity in Language (4)
    • COMM 581. Contemporary Theories of Rhetoric (4)
    • COMM 593. Communication Approaches to Area Studies (4)
    • COMM 595. Independent Study (2-5) for a maximum of (5)

MINOR IN PUBLIC RELATIONS

Requirements (28 units)

Lower-division requirements (4 units)

  1. COMM 240. Writing for Media (4)

Upper-division requirements (16 units)

  1. COMM 341. Public Relations Theory and Principles (4)
  2. COMM 344. Public Relations Communication (4)
  3. COMM 442. Public Relations Campaigns (4)
  4. COMM 542. Issue Management and Crisis Communication (4)

Electives (8 units)

  1. Eight units chosen from:
    • COMM 243D. Communication Practicum: Public Relations (3)
    • COMM 311. Business and Professional Communication (4)
    • COMM 312. Persuasion (4)
    • COMM 421. Organizational Communication (4)
    • COMM 591. Internship/Externship in Communication (2-5) for a maximum of (5)
    • PA 307. Public Relations in the Public Sector (4)

MINOR IN SCRIPT WRITING

Requirements (28 units)

Lower-division requirement (4 units)

  1. Four units chosen from:
    • HUM 180. The Art of Film (4)
    • TA 260. Introduction to Theatre (4)

Upper-division requirements (24 units)

  1. COMM 347. Fundamentals of Screenwriting (4)
  2. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 302B. Analysis and Writing of Drama (4)
    • TA 302B. Analysis and Writing of Drama (4)
  3. TA 347. Playwriting (4)
  4. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 316. Introduction to Creative Writing: Specialized Genres (4)
    • ENG 317. Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry (4)
    • ENG 318. Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction (4)
  5. ENG 513. Advanced Creative Writing: Specialized Genres (4)
  6. Four units chosen from:
    • COMM 343. Nonfiction Reporting and Writing (4)
    • COMM 380. Visual Communication (4)
    • COMM 381. Development of Motion Pictures (4)
    • ENG 315. Studies in a Literary Genre (4)
    • ENG 463. Advanced Studies in Literary Topics (4)
    • TA 465. Ethnic Film and Filmmakers (4)

Note: Students are able to receive credit for summer arts courses pertaining to the minor.

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