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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. For students who are planning on completing this Arts minor within their degree program, please check the BA residency section of the calendar for how many upper-level credits must be completed at UFV in order to graduate with this program.

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  
GEOG 257/CMNS 257 Environment: Science and Communication
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.