Skilled and informed communications professionals are always in demand. Strengthen your bachelor's degree by taking the Minor in Communication Studies at CapU.

You'll start this 21-credit minor by choosing two 100-level classes from separate areas within the theme of communications.

First, you'll choose between an introduction to communication studies or explorations in mass media, giving you an understanding of what professional communicators do.

After this, you'll pick your preferred choice between courses in presentation skills for public speaking or writing for popular media.

After completing these skill-building credits, your choices for electives open massively in the 300- and 400-levels of this minor.

Some of the options include conflict and communications, cultural criticism, publishing, public and media relations, visual communication, videogames culture, theory and criticism and strategic communications.

Bolster your skills, gain insight and fortify your resume with the Minor in Communication Studies at CapU. Learn more by visiting the requirements tab or contacting the CapU School of Communication.

Lower-Level Requirements

Total credits: 6.00

Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
CMNS 112Introduction to Communication Studies3.00 credits
CMNS 132Explorations in Mass Media3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
CMNS 185Presentation Skills for Public Speaking3.00 credits
CMNS 190Writing for Popular Media3.00 credits


Upper-Level Requirements

Total credits: 15.00

Choose 15.00 credits from the following list:
CMNS 322Videogames: Culture, Theory and Criticism3.00 credits
CMNS 330Communication Ethics3.00 credits
CMNS 331Communication Policy and Law3.00 credits
CMNS 333Conflict and Communication3.00 credits
CMNS 351Editing for Popular Media3.00 credits
CMNS 353Technology and Everyday Life3.00 credits
CMNS 355Intercultural Communication3.00 credits
CMNS 360Strategic Communication3.00 credits
CMNS 370Photography as Communication: Fact and Fiction3.00 credits
CMNS 380Applied Cultural Criticism3.00 credits
CMNS 395Public and Media Relations3.00 credits
CMNS 431Project Group Communication Policy and Law3.00 credits
CMNS 433Project Group in Risk and Crisis Communication3.00 credits
CMNS 453Project Group in Communication and New Media3.00 credits
CMNS 462Advanced Communication Research Practice3.00 credits
CMNS 490Project Group in Publishing3.00 credits
CMNS 495Project Group in Media Campaigns3.00 credits


Total program credits: 21.00

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar.

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For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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