Humanities & Communication Minor

The Humanities & Communication minor prepares you to meet the realities of 21st-century life and work. Blending a variety of humanities disciplines with communication studies, students learn to think critically and creatively, and communicate ethically and effectively to address humanity's problems and potential.

This interdisciplinary minor complements any CSUMB major by accentuating fundamental communication, cross-cultural competency and reasoning skills. It prepares you specifically for careers in technology, business, education and science.

Required Courses

You must complete 16 units in the minor.

Complete ONE course in each of the four following areas:

Area 1 ~ Ethical and Effective Communication

Area 2 ~ Social and Cultural Analysis

Area 3 ~ Engaged Creative Practice

Area 4 ~ Humanistic Inquiry

Learning Outcomes

Ethical and Effective Communication

Understand communication theories and apply them to create and interpret messages and evaluate their ethics and effectiveness in diverse contexts.

Social and Cultural Analysis

Understand and evaluate how social identities including ethnicity, race, class, religion, gender, sexuality, and/or ability might influence [relate to] people's lived experiences, their cultural production and practices, and the social problems that shape their contexts.

Engaged Creative Practice

Develop competency in creative practice, such as creative writing, journalism, and/or media projects and community storytelling that responds to a social issue and engages the public.

Humanistic Inquiry

Apply inquiry based methods informed by humanistic traditions to investigate, interpret, and critique diverse ideas and text.