Minors in the Bachelor of Communication

A minor is an optional additional area of focus for a degree. All major BC subjects are available as minors for students completing other degrees.

A minor is made up of a collection of courses in a particular subject. The workload for a minor is lighter than for a major—fewer courses to do, fewer points required. This makes a minor a good way to build a second or third area of focus or concentration into your degree.

Minors are made up of at least 60 points from the relevant subject area at 200 level or above. At least 15 of those points must be at 300 level and not counted towards a major or another minor.

Find out more about how minors work.

If you're completing a Bachelor of Communication, you must include an approved minor that complements your major. For details and to see what the approved minors are for each major, see the requirements for the Bachelor of Communication.

If you're a student completing a BA, BCom, BDI, BHlth, BMus, BSc, or BTM, you can include a minor in any subject taught in the Bachelor of Communication. Some subjects have special requirements and course options as minors. Explore these minors below.

Intercultural Communication

Study the ways in which ideas, information and data are represented, negotiated, and communicated across languages, cultures and media. Find out how language or culture affects the way that people interpret different messages.

Requirements

Complete COMS 201 and a further 40 points from ICOM 200–399.

Include at least 15 points at 300 level.

Literary and Creative Communication

Discover the connections between communications as a profession, and literature and the creative arts—while exploring the ways that these two approaches to the written word cross-pollinate.

Requirements

Complete COMS 201 and a further 40 points from:

Include at least 15 points at 300 level.

Political Communication

Examine public relations and the political uses of communication in democracies and non-democratic power structures. Learn about speech writing, and the part communications plays in election campaigns and political marketing.

Requirements

Complete COMS 201 and a further 40 points from PCOM 200–399.

Include at least 15 points at 300 level.

Science Communication

Build your knowledge of science and the scientific process, and develop an understanding of the factors that influence the communication of scientific information.

Requirements

Complete COMS 201 and a further 40 points from:

Include at least 15 points at 300 level.