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School of Communication | Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Simon Fraser University Calendar | Fall 2020

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
C200 Distance Education
D100 Gary McCarron
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D113 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D114 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D115 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D116 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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
D100 Svitlana Matviyenko
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D113 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D114 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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.