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School of Communication | Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Simon Fraser University Calendar | Fall 2022

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
D100 Gary McCarron
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
HCC 1900, Vancouver
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
HCC 1500, Vancouver
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
HCC 1500, Vancouver
D103 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1535, Vancouver
D104 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
HCC 1535, Vancouver
D105 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
D106 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
D107 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
D108 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
HCC 2205, Vancouver
D109 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
D110 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 200, Vancouver
D111 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
HCC 200, Vancouver
D112 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 200, Vancouver
OL01 Darren Fleet
TBD
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
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 1900, Vancouver
D101 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
HCC 2260, Vancouver
D102 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 2260, Vancouver
D103 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 2260, Vancouver
D104 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
D105 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
D106 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
D107 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
D108 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
D109 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
D110 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
D111 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
D112 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 200, 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
D100 Darren Fleet
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D102 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D103 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D104 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D105 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D106 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D107 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D108 Mo 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D109 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D110 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D111 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D112 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
OL01 Svitlana Matviyenko
TBD

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.