Communication Studies

Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication

  • Chair: Bernardo Alexander Attias
  • Manzanita Hall (MZ) 220
  • (818) 677-2853

B.A., Communication Studies

Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degree

1. Core Requirements (18 units)

COMS 301

COMS 321

COMS 327

COMS 351

COMS 356
Performance, Language and Cultural Studies Rhetorical Discourse Rhetorical Theory Communication Theory
Intercultural Communication

And one of the following Methods courses

COMS 430

COMS 440

COMS 450
Rhetorical Criticism Performance and Cultural Studies Criticism Communication Research Methodology

2. Divisional Requirements (9 units) Performance and Cultural Studies(Select 3 units; COMS 301 is a prerequisite for all courses in this band)

COMS 303

COMS 304

COMS 401

COMS 404

COMS 445
Narrative in Performance Poetry in Performance Performance and Social Change Theories of Interpretation Communication and Popular Cultures

Rhetorical Theory (Select 3 units; COMS 327 is a prerequisite for all courses in this band)

COMS 425

COMS 435

COMS 442

COMS 444

COMS 448
Theories of Argumentation and Deliberation Rhetoric of Women Rhetoric of Peace and Conflict Political Rhetoric
Rhetoric of Extraordinary Claim

Communication Theory (Select 3 units; COMS 351 is a prerequisite for all courses in this band)

COMS 320

COMS 350

COMS 431

COMS 451

COMS 453
Communicative Functions of Language Nonverbal Communication Persuasion Interpersonal Communication Organizational Communication

3. Community Involvement Requirement (Select 3 units)

COMS 323


COMS 410

COMS 437

COMS 452
COMS 495
Group Communication Directing Oral Performance Community-Based Performance Communication for Youth Institute Communication Training and Development Internship in Organizational Communication

4. Major Electives (15 units)

Select an additional 15 units of Upper Division courses in Communication Studies. These units may come from the courses listed above, as well as those listed below.

COMS 309

COMS 325

COMS 360

COMS 420

COMS 428

COMS 443

COMS 446

COMS 454
Advanced Public Speaking Legal Argumentation Communication and the Sexes Language and Symbolic Processes Freedom of Speech
Rhetoric in Business Rhetoric of Crime and Punishment Communication and Technology

Total Units in the Major: 45

General Education Units: 48

Additional Units: 27

Total Units Required for the B.A. Degree: 120