The communication studies minor from CBU prepares students of all majors to effectively present and communicate their ideas in both small and large group settings. The communication studies minor requires the completion of 21 units.

Lower Division Requirements

 

This course is designed to introduce the process of public communication and to help develop and refine the skills of oral communication. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
COM113-J
Falcone, Philip John
01/08/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 189
COM113-B
Boes, Cynthia D.
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 189
COM113-E
Falcone, Philip John
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Building 36 36A2
COM113-D
Romo, Sandra Jean
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 166
COM113-F
Boes, Cynthia D.
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 189
COM113-A
Stumpf, Paul M.
01/08/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Building 36 36A1
COM113-Q
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 036
COM113-K
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus R291
COM113-C
Paschke, Jaron D.
09/03/2024 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex 191
COM113-D
Falcone, Philip John
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus L246
COM113-I
Stumpf, Paul M.
09/03/2024 MWF 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Yeager Center B222
COM113-L
Whye, Jeffrey A.
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex 191
COM113-H
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B221
COM113-J
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 189
COM113-M
Marse, Michael
09/03/2024 W 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Building 36 36A2
COM113-F
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
COM113-G
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex 191
COM113-E
Falcone, Philip John
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Park Building 252
COM113-A
Stumpf, Paul M.
09/03/2024 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B222
COM113-B
Stumpf, Paul M.
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B222
COM113-G
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
COM113-A
Stumpf, Paul M.
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
COM113-B
Boes, Cynthia D.
01/13/2025 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
COM113-E
Boes, Cynthia D.
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
COM113-C
Romo, Sandra Jean
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
COM113-D
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
COM113-H
Pearson, MaryAnn
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
COM113-F
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

 

Complete 3 units from the following:

A participation class in forensics. Students compete in intercollegiate events. Majors may take a maximum of eight (8) units as part of the Communications Program. Communications minors may take a maximum of four (4) units. Students should consult their advisor in the Communication Arts Department to determine how many units per semester are allowed since the program is offered on a continuing basis. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
COM210-A
Marse, Michael
01/08/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Yeager Center A111
COM210-A
Marse, Michael
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Building 36 36A2
COM210-A
Marse, Michael
01/13/2025 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Health Science Campus V295

A participation class in forensics. Students compete in intercollegiate events. Majors may take a maximum of eight (8) units as part of the Communications Program. Communications minors may take a maximum of four (4) units. Students should consult their advisor in the Communication Arts Department to determine how many units per semester are allowed since the program is offered on a continuing basis. Prerequisite: COM 210. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
COM410-A
Marse, Michael
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Building 36 36A2
COM410-A
Marse, Michael
01/13/2025 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Health Science Campus V295

 

Upper Division Requirements

 

Complete 15 units from the following:

This course examines the dynamics in communication within small groups. Students will learn effective critical thinking and problem solving skills for use when working in small groups. (3 units; Fall & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
COM306-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 191

Analysis and oral presentation of literature in a way that is vivid, compelling, and dramatic. This class will help the student to perfect skills in dramatic reading, reading of scripture, and finding and preparing literature for oral presentation. (3 units; Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This course discusses how persuasion, social influence, and compliance function in both online and in-person contexts. The course examines how students not only can ethically persuade others but also identify and overcome unethical attempts at persuasion by others. Course emphases include topics such as sales, deception, visual persuasion, social media persuasion, and the measurement of persuasion in multiple contexts. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
COM340-A
Marse, Michael
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B112
COM340-A
Marse, Michael
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

Concentration upon a specific topic in the field of communication arts. Topic varies for different semesters. May be taken multiple times with change in topic. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This course focuses on how to make and support arguments in both academic and applied settings as well as use verbal skills to resolve conflicts. The course employs role-playing debates and conflicts in class settings to help prepare students for real-world contexts. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
COM401-A
Marse, Michael
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 189

This course is designed to introduce theories in the academic field of communication studies. The focus of the course will be on recognizing human communication theories in everyday life, and being able to critically examine situations in multiple cultural contexts based on those theories. Connections will be made between these theories and the prominent theories of related fields. (3 units; Fall & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
COM403-A
Marse, Michael
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Building 36 36A2

This course is designed to develop advanced analysis of communication artifacts using rhetorical theory. The course discusses and makes use of rhetorical theorists from classical and contemporary traditions to better understand cultural artifacts from various contexts. Application to various non-communication related fields will be explored. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
COM405-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
01/08/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex 189
COM405-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

Examination of the nature and process of communication in modern organizations, including theories, change strategies, internal personnel relations, and conflict management, as they relate to organizational cultures. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
COM425-A
Marse, Michael
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B112
COM425-A
Marse, Michael
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 189
COM425-A
Marse, Michael
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

This class analyzes our individual identities by examining culture and gender from both a secular and biblical perspective. We will examine rhetoric, interpersonal communication, and media and their impact on who we are and how we communicate. Students will learn the social and biological influences on culture and gender as well as analyze how language and discourse produce personal and social identities. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
COM435-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 191

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of communication studies acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of communication studies as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
COM450-IN
Brodie, Victoria K
01/08/2024 - Instructor OFFC
COM450-IN
Brodie, Victoria K
05/06/2024 - Instructor OFFC
COM450-IA
Brodie, Victoria K
07/01/2024 - Instructor OFFC
COM450-IN
Brodie, Victoria K
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
COM450-IN
Brodie, Victoria K
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC
COM450-IN
Brodie, Victoria K
05/05/2025 - Instructor OFFC
COM450-IA
Brodie, Victoria K
06/30/2025 - Instructor OFFC

Principles, history and professional practice of public relations and the writing and production of materials for special events, newsletters, and brochures. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
PRL300-A
Romo, Sandra Jean
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 166
PRL300-A
Romo, Sandra Jean
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 192
PRL300-A
Romo, Sandra Jean
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA