The minor in communication helps students build the communication skills that are necessary for success in technology-intensive, team-oriented, and multicultural workplaces. Students can choose to build skills in interpersonal and small group communication, presentations and public speaking, digital media production, and informational or persuasive writing. Alternatively, students considering graduate study in communication can take courses in communication research and theory.
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 Fundamentals of Communication (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.
Total credits: 18
Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.
|COMM 208||Introduction to Media Production||3|
|COMM 305||Foundations of Intercultural Communication (Mason Core)||3|
|COMM 320||Business and Professional Communication||3|
Electives in Communication
|Select three COMM courses from the following groups in any combination 1||9|
|Interpersonal communication or presentation skills|
|Small Group Communication|
|Voice and Articulation|
|Relational Communication Theory|
|Performance for Communication Arts|
|Video: Performance and Writing|
|Ceremonial Speech Writing and Performance|
|Media and digital production skills|
|Radio Production and Podcasting|
|Multi-Camera Studio Production|
|Public Relations and Social Media|
|Informational and persuasive writing skills|
|Introduction to Journalism|
|Introduction to Public Relations|
|Other communication electives|
Other COMM courses not included in the above groups, in consultation with the COMM minor advisor.