Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 2018


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.

Program requirements

Lower-level requirements: 12 credits

Course Title Credits
One of: 3
CMNS 125 Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences
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/
MACS 212
Introduction to Media and Public Relations
GEOG 257/
CMNS 257
Environment: Science and Communication
CMNS 140 Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace
CMNS 235 Public Speaking 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.


Of the courses for the minor, 50% must be completed at UFV, to include at least two upper-level courses, one of which must be a 400-level course.


A maximum of two upper-level courses for the minor, excluding the 400-level course requirement, may be completed through PLAR.

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.

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