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Communication Minor

This minor explores, analyzes, and critically evaluates some of the diverse dimensions of communication, including media and culture; technology and society; political economy and policy.

Admission Requirements

Admission is based on a grade point average of Communication courses (CMNS GPA).

Applicants will have a minimum 2.50 Communication grade point average (CMNS GPA) and 2.00 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) upon completion of the lower division requirements.

Continuance Requirements

A minimum 2.25 CMNS GPA and 2.00 CGPA is required to remain in good standing in the program. 

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete, with a grade of C- or better, all of

CMNS 110 - Introduction to Communication Studies (3)

An introduction to selected theories about human communication. This course is required for a major, honours or minor in communication. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
OL01 Layla Cameron
CMNS 120W - Creativity and Communication Across Media (3)

Introduces students to the creative practice of multimodal writing and content creation for communication and media studies. Topics may include: creativity and idea generation; media literacy in digital environments; writing conventions for various platforms and genres; analytical writing and scholarly argumentation; audio-visual production for popular audiences. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jennesia Pedri
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
CMNS 130 - Communication and Social Change (3)

An introduction to the forms, theories and institutions of communication as they relate to broader social change, with a focus on the political, economic and regulatory shifts characterizing Canadian and transnational media systems. This course is required for a major, honours or minor in communication.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
OL01 Byron Hauck

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete at least four upper division CMNS courses (minimum 16 units) (and the lower division prerequisites). Directed study and field placement courses may not be used to meet this requirement.

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit for School of Communication

At least three (3) upper division CMNS courses (minimum 12 units) must be taken at SFU.