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Communications minor

The requirements of the Communications minor are designed to be met within a four-year Baccalaureate program. The Communications minor will provide 24-28 credits towards the 120-credit minimum required for a UFV Baccalaureate degree, the balance to come from the declared major, plus electives. Of these credits, 12-16 will come from upper-level CMNS courses. Students will be advised to choose a major prior to declaring a minor in Communications. Formal declaration will be completed in consultation with the advisor in their discipline and the Communications department.

Program requirements

Lower-level requirements: 12 credits

Course Title Credits
One of:   3
CMNS 125 Introduction to Workplace Communication  
CMNS 155 Introduction to Workplace and Academic Communication  
CMNS 165 Professional Communication for Kinesiology (previously offered)  
CMNS 175 Writing for the Internet  
One of: 3
CMNS 180 Introduction to Intercultural Communications  
CMNS 212 Basic Public Relations and Advocacy Communications  
HSER 120 Introduction to Interpersonal Communications
CMNS 235 Oral Communication 3
CMNS 251 Professional Report Writing 3

Upper-level requirements: 12-16 credits

Four upper-level Communications courses, one of which must be a 400-level course.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section. All Communications and Critical Analysis and Study Methodology courses require some proficiency with email, web-based research, and word-processing packages. Many Communications courses are offered in a number of formats including online, hybrid, and face-to-face. Students should check before registration that the course is offered in a manner that suits their learning style.