Human Communication Sciences Minor

The minor in human communication sciences enables students to expand their understanding of the physical and physiological principles underlying communication. The minor is suited to students who want to learn about communication-based health issues, or to apply the knowledge and skills gained from their major to health-related industries by which they can help others. It is a strong complement to studies in therapies that use art, dance, or theatre to reach children with learning disabilities or other developmental difficulties.

Minor Requirements (7 units)

All courses for SoC majors, minors, fields of concentration and distribution requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or higher and may not be taken P/N.

A maximum of the equivalent of 2 non-Northwestern academic units can count towards an SoC minor.

A minor in human communication sciences requires 7 units of credit, of which 6 units must be in the communication sciences and dis­orders department. A maximum of 1 unit of research credit may be counted toward the total units required.

Course Title
1 neurobiology course selected from the following options:
CSD 202-0Neurobiology of Communication
or PSYCH 221-0 Introduction to Neuroscience
or BIOL_SCI 302-0 Fundamentals of Neurobiology
or NEUROSCI 202-0 Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
3 core CSD courses:
CSD 108-0
CSD 110-0
CSD 392-0
Sound and Communication Health
and Introduction to Hearing and Speech Acoustics
and Language Development and Usage
Any 3 additional CSD courses, excluding CSD 202-0 Neurobiology of Communication.