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Knowledge in most professional settings means little unless it can be communicated effectively. The minor in communication is designed to provide students who are not communication majors with knowledge and skills in communication that are useful in any discipline or profession.
These Minor requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their Minor advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
- This program is offered both on-campus and online.
Declaring This Minor
- Please see your CLAS advisor.
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Students must satisfy all requirements as outlined below and by the department offering the minor.
- Students must complete a minimum of 18 COMM credit hours (six courses).
- Students must complete a minimum of 6 upper-division (3000-level and above) COMM credit hours.
- Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all minor courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the minor GPA. Students cannot complete minor or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
- Students must complete a minimum of 9 COMM credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
|Take all of the following Communication courses:||12|
|COMM 1001||Presentational Speaking||3|
|or COMM 2050||Business and Professional Speaking|
|COMM 1011||Fundamentals of Communication||3|
|COMM 1021||Introduction To Media Studies||3|
|COMM 2020||Communication, Citizenship, and Social Justice||3|
|Take two upper-division level COMM courses (3000 level or above)||6|
|COMM 3071||Advanced Media Writing Skills||3|
|COMM 3230||Chinese Communication & Culture in Context||3|
|COMM 3231||Famous U.S. Trials||3|
|COMM 3271||Communication and Diversity||3|
|COMM 3275||Family Communication||3|
|COMM 3640||TV, Culture, & Communication||3|
|COMM 3650||Media and Society||3|
|COMM 3660||Social Media for Social Change||3|
|COMM 3840||Independent Study||1-3|
|COMM 4000||Communication and Sport||3|
|COMM 4015||Communication and Civility||3|
|COMM 4020||Feminist Perspectives on Communication||3|
|COMM 4021||Perspectives on Rhetoric||3|
|COMM 4022||Critical Analysis of Communication||3|
|COMM 4031||Perspectives on Communication||3|
|COMM 4040||Communication, Prisons, and Social Justice||3|
|COMM 4051||Advanced Strategic Communication||3|
|COMM 4082||Wilderness Communication||3|
|COMM 4111||Theories of Leadership||3|
|COMM 4215||Ethics in Communication||3|
|COMM 4221||Research Methods: Qualitative||3|
|COMM 4230||Nonverbal Communication||3|
|COMM 4240||Organizational Communication||3|
|COMM 4245||Advanced Organizational Communication||3|
|COMM 4255||Negotiations and Bargaining||3|
|COMM 4260||Communication and Conflict||3|
|COMM 4265||Gender and Communication||3|
|COMM 4268||Communication and Diversity in U.S. History||3|
|COMM 4270||Intercultural Communication||3|
|COMM 4280||Communication and Change||3|
|COMM 4282||Environmental Communication||3|
|COMM 4290||Web Design||3|
|COMM 4300||Multimedia Authoring||3|
|COMM 4430||Communication, China, and the US||3|
|COMM 4500||Health Communication||3|
|COMM 4525||Health Communication and Community||3|
|COMM 4550||Rhetorics of Medicine & Health||3|
|COMM 4558||Digital Health Narratives||3|
|COMM 4575||Designing Health Messages||3|
|COMM 4600||Media Theory||3|
|COMM 4601||You Are What You Eat: Food as Communication||3|
|COMM 4610||Communication, Media, and Sex||3|
|COMM 4611||Rhetoric of Global Food Policy||3|
|COMM 4620||Health Risk Communication||3|
|COMM 4621||Visual Communication||3|
|COMM 4660||Queer Media Studies||3|
|COMM 4665||Principles of Advertising||3|
|COMM 4680||Mass Media Law And Policy||3|
|COMM 4681||Communication Issues in Trial Court Practices and Processes||3|
|COMM 4682||Political Communication||3|
|COMM 4683||Media in the Courtroom||3|
|COMM 4688||Senior Seminar: Transitioning from College to Career||3|
|COMM 4700||Thesis and Project Practicum||3|
|COMM 4710||Topics in Communication||1-3|
|COMM 4720||Dynamics of Global Communication||3|
|COMM 4750||Legal Reasoning and Writing||3|
|COMM 4760||New Media and Society||3|
|COMM 4840||Independent Study||1-3|
|COMM 4880||Directed Research||1-6|
|COMM 4995||Global Study Topics||1-15|
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