The Major

RobinLong CommencementThe total number of units required for the major is 48.

Foundational Courses (16 units):

Com 006 Messages Meaning and Culture

Com 015 Public Speaking

Com 098 Introduction to Communication Research

Com 101 Rhetoric I (Offered Fall Semester Only)

Relationships & Conflicts (Choose One Course, 4 units):

  • Com 110 Interpersonal Communication
  • Com 127 Group Communication & Leadership
  • Com 133 Conflict & Reconciliation
  • Com 134 Conflict & Reconciliation - Case Studies (study abroad)

Discourse & Society (Choose One Course, 4 units):

  • Com 125 Media & Society (formerly Mass Com)
  • Com 135 Public Discourse
  • Com 145 Organizational Communication
  • Com 138 International Rhetoric

Reasoning & Writing (Choose Two Courses, 8 units):

  • Com 103 Communication Criticism
  • Com 130 Argumentation and Advocacy
  • Com 140 Studies in Communication Ethics
  • Eng 104 Modern Grammar & Advanced Composition (or 104U, SF)

Com Electives (Choose Three of the Following Not Taken Above, 12 units):

  • Com 102 Theories of Rhetoric and Communication II
  • Com 103 Communication Criticism
  • Com 107 Focus on Film – 1 unit (may be repeated up to 3x as topics vary)
  • Com 110 Interpersonal Communication
  • Com 115 Advanced Public Speaking
  • Com 125 Mass Communication
  • Com 127 Group Communication & Leadership
  • Com 129 Persuasion and Propaganda
  • Com 130 Argumentation and Advocacy
  • Com 133 Conflict and Reconciliation
  • Com 134 Conflict and Reconciliation - Case Studies
  • Com 135 Studies in Public Discourse
  • Com 138 International Rhetoric
  • Com 140 Studies in Communication Ethics
  • Com 145 Organizational Communication
  • Com 148 Postmodern Narratives
  • Com 190 Internship (2-4 units)
  • Com 195 Special Topic Seminars (1-4 units; may repeat as topics vary)
  • Com 196 Senior Seminar: The Rhetoric of Transition
  • Com 198 Independent Research (1-4 units)

Global Communication (complete at least one)*

  • Advanced or Intermediate (Level II+) Modern Foreign Language (Spanish, German, etc.
  • Academic Study Abroad experience of at least one month (Mexico, Istanbul, Europe, etc.)
  • Westmont in San Francisco - Urban Semester
  • Com 138 International Rhetoric

Senior Capstone Experience (4 units, choose one):

  • Com 196 Senior Seminar [pre-requisite: Senior standing or instructor approval for early grads]
  • Com 197 Senior Internship [pre-requisite: Senior standing or instructor approval for early grads]
  • Com 199 Senior Research or Honors Thesis [pre-requisite: Senior standing; proposal due April of Junior Year]

The Minor

The total number of units required for the minor is 24.
Foundational Courses (8 units):

  • Com 006 Messages Meaning and Culture
  • Com 101 Theories of Rhetoric and Communication I

Electives: 16 units from the list of approved communication courses, with at least half of units being upper division courses, not including Com 190.

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