B.A. Communication Requirements - Effective FA 2013

Major & Minor Requirements

13 Courses Required
All courses must be taken for a letter grade. 

1 Lower Division Core Course

  • COMM 10: Introduction to Communication

4 Upper Division Core Courses

  • COMM 100A: Situated Practices (Prereq: COMM 10)
  • COMM 100B: Interpretive Strategies (Prereq: COMM 10)
  • COMM 100C: Social Formations (Prereq: COMM 10)
  • COMM 190: Junior Seminar (Prereq: junior standing or higher, COMM 10, at least one COMM 100 course)

*Core courses must be taken at UCSD

8 Upper Division Electives

  • Max of 6 Intermediate Electives may be taken from COMM 101 - 119 
  • At least 2 Advanced Electives are required from COMM 120 - 189

Note: If students choose to do a COMM 198 or COMM 199, the grading option is Pass/No Pass and only ONE may be applied to the major to satisfy an upper division elective. Students must submit a Special Studies Courses petition.

Note: If students choose to do AIP 197, students must also submit a Special Studies Courses petition for approval to have the course satisfy an upper division elective. 

Students can petition for a maximum of 2 courses taken outside of the department (AIP 197, EAP, or other UC campus courses etc.).

 

Major Residency Requirements

Students are required to complete at least 11 classes of their overall work in the major at UCSD. The following are the Communication courses required to be taken at UCSD. Please see your college advisor for further residency requirements.

  • COMM 10: Introduction to Communication
  • COMM 100A: Situated Practices
  • COMM 100B: Interpretive Strategies
  • COMM 100C: Social Formations
  • COMM 190: Junior Seminar
  • 6 COMM Upper Division Electives

Inventory of Effectiveness Indicators – Learning Objectives

 

Communication Minor Requirements

All courses must be taken at UCSD Communication Department for a letter grade

1 Lower Division Core Course

  • COMM 10: Introduction to Communication

2 Upper Division Core Courses

Choose 2 of the following: 

  • COMM 100A: Situated Practices
  • COMM 100B: Interpretive Strategies
  • COMM 100C: Social Formations

4 Upper Division Electives

  • Maximum of 3 Intermediate Electives from COMM 101 - 119
  • At least 1 Advanced Elective from COMM 120 - 189

Note: Students cannot use courses outside of the department (including COMM 198 & 199) to satisfy any minor requirements.