Policies

Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must earn a minimum grade of 2.00 in all courses applied to the minor. COMM 100 Public Speaking (Mason Core)COMM 101 Interpersonal and Group Interaction (Mason Core), or COMM 487 Washington Media Institute cannot be used toward the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: COM

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Core Courses

COMM 200Communication Theory3
Select two courses from the following:6
Foundations of Public Communication
Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
Foundations of Media Theory
Foundations of Intercultural Communication (Mason Core)
Select one public-presentation (PPI) course from the following: 13
Voice and Articulation
Performance for Communication Arts
Business and Professional Communication
Video: Performance and Writing
Ceremonial Speech Writing and Performance
Total Credits12
1

Other courses that are PPI may be applied to this requirement with prior written approval of the director of the minor. COMM 100 Public Speaking (Mason Core) or COMM 101 Interpersonal and Group Interaction (Mason Core) cannot be used toward the minor. 

Electives in Communication

Select two COMM courses (6 credits) in consultation with an advisor 26
Total Credits6
2

COMM 100 Public Speaking (Mason Core)COMM 101 Interpersonal and Group Interaction (Mason Core), or COMM 487 Washington Media Institute cannot be used toward the minor.