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School of Communication | Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Simon Fraser University Calendar | Fall 2019

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, both 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
C100 Distance Education
D100 Daniel Ahadi
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D101
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D102
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D103
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D104
Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D105
Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D106
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D107
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D108
We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D109
We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D110
We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D111
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D112
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D113
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D114
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D115
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D116
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
J100 Gary McCarron
We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 1315, Vancouver
J101
We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1315, Vancouver
J102
We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 1315, Vancouver
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
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
E100 Svitlana Matviyenko
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
E101
We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
E102
We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
E105
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
E106
Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
E112
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
E113
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
E114
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
E115
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
E116
Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
E117
Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby

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 two (2) upper division CMNS courses (minimum 8 units) must be taken at SFU.