Second Major and Minors in Communication Studies

Students who are keen to complete a Second Major in Communication Studies would need to complete a minimum of 30AUs from the curriculum below; comprising of  6AUs of core courses and 24AUs of electives from any of the three broad specialisations of Strategic Communication, Broadcast Media & Cinema Studies, and Data Science & Media Studies.

Requirements on the successful completion of the Second Major in CS can be found here.

All 2000-level (CS2XXX) courses will be 3AUs each and 4000-level (CS4XXX) will be 4AUs each. For course descriptions, refer to this link.

Core courses
Compulsory Courses CS0201 Foundations of Communication Studies
 CS0209 Media Law, Ethics and Policy
Electives 
Group 1: Broadcast and Cinema StudiesCS2027 Genre and Narrative Strategies  
CS2034 Korean Cinema in the Global Context
CS4053 Popular Cinema
CS4054 Asian Cinema
CS4055 TV Studies: Critical Approaches
CS4068 Issues in Cinema Studies
CS4079 Issues in Cinema Studies: Cinema and Social Currents 
CS4160 The Korean Wave: A Multidisciplinary Perspective 
CS4260 Film Festivals: History and Theory
CS4265 Global Film Cultures: Hollywood & the West
CS4266 Global Film Cultures: Non-Western Cinema
CS4312 Women in Film and TV Industries
Group 2:
Data Science and Media Studies
CS2007 Communication Histories and Theories 
(Pre-req: CS0201 Foundations of Communication Studies)
CS2008 Fundamentals of Research
CS2056 Psychology and Communication
CS2057 Media Effects 
CS2059 Social Consequences of Mobile Communication  
CS2090 Digital Media Entrepreneurship
CS2400 Foundation of Information Analytics 
CS2404 Information Representation and Organisation
CS2405 Data Mining 
(Pre-req: CS2400 Foundation of Information Analytics)
CS4022 Social Media Mining 
(Pre-req: CS2405 Data Mining)
CS4037 Audience Research Methods
(Pre-req: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
CS4039 Frontiers in Communication Science
CS4042 Advanced Research Methods 
(Pre-req: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
CS4050 Bayesian Data Analysis & Its Applications
(Pre-req: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
CS4059 Public Opinion
CS4061 Global Media Issues and Policy
CS4071 The Development of Singapore Media ​
CS4072 Digital Media and Human Relationships
CS4092 New Media and Society 
CS4264 Introduction to Network Analysis
(Pre-req: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
CS4267 Effects of Virtual Reality Technologies
CS4313 Programming in Python
CS4318 Automation and Macro-Communication
CS4320 Immersive Journalism
CS4321 Digital Inclusion and Disability: Technology, Inclusive Design and Social Futures
CS4322 Financial Communication: Media, Fintech, and Financial Markets
CS4323 Persuasive Technology for Strategic Communication
Group 3: Strategic Communication for the Digital AgeCS2033 Corporate Communication Management 
CS2050 People, Politics and the Media 
(Pre-req: CS0201 Foundations of Communication Studies)
CS2054 Interpersonal Communication
CS2055 Organisational Communication 
CS2058 Integrated Marketing Communication 
CS2102 Introduction to Advertising, Society and Consumer Analytics
CS2103 PR and Communication Management
CS4029 Advertising, Creativity and Copywriting
CS4030 Crisis Management 
CS4031 Media Planning and Strategies
CS4034 Brand Management 
(Pre-req: CS2058 Integrated Marketing Communication)
CS4058 Intercultural Communication 
CS4060 Persuasion and Social Influence 
CS4066 Issues in Public Relations
CS4074 Consumer Behavior
CS4075 Selected Topics in PR: Evaluating and Producing Campaign Results
(Pre-req: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
CS4131 Risk Communication
CS4150 Health Communication
(Pre-req: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
CS4315 Social Media, Self and Society

Updated as of May 2021.

Students who have successfully completed the following courses between AY2017-2018 to AY2020-2021, can still count them towards the Second Major in Communication Studies.

  • CS2006 Theories of Visual Communication Theories and their Applications
  • CS2051 Comparative Press Systems
  • CS2067/CS2167/CS4086/CS4186 Communication Research Practicum
  • CS2401 Information Analytics: Tools, Techniques and Technologies
  • CS2403 Information Visualisation and Presentation
  • CS4062 Information Society and Policy
  • CS4070 Issues in Advertising

Upon completion of the second major in Communication Studies, second major students will graduate with a BA (Hons) degree in their First Major and the Second Major will be reflected on the final transcript. A certificate will also be issued by the Dean, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences to students.

Students who are keen to complete a Minor in Communication Studies would need to complete a minimum of 15AUs from the curriculum below, comprising of 6AUs of core courses and 9AUs of electives from any of the three broad specialisations of Strategic Communication, Broadcast Media & Cinema Studies, and Data Science & Media Studies.

Requirements on the successful completion of the Minor in CS can be found here

    All 2000-level (CS2XXX) courses will be 3AUs each and 4000-level (CS4XXX) will be 4AUs each. For course descriptions, refer to this link.

    Core courses
    Compulsory Courses CS0201 Foundations of Communication Studies
     CS0209 Media Law, Ethics and Policy
    Electives 
    Group 1: Broadcast and Cinema StudiesCS2027 Genre and Narrative Strategies  
    CS2034 Korean Cinema in the Global Context
    CS4053 Popular Cinema
    CS4054 Asian Cinema
    CS4055 TV Studies: Critical Approaches
    CS4068 Issues in Cinema Studies
    CS4079 Issues in Cinema Studies: Cinema and Social Currents 
    CS4160 The Korean Wave: A Multidisciplinary Perspective 
    CS4260 Film Festivals: History and Theory
    CS4265 Global Film Cultures: Hollywood & the West
    CS4266 Global Film Cultures: Non-Western Cinema
    CS4312 Women in Film and TV Industries
    Group 2:
    Data Science and Media Studies
    CS2007 Communication Histories and Theories 
    (Pre-req: CS0201 Foundations of Communication Studies)
    CS2008 Fundamentals of Research
    CS2056 Psychology and Communication
    CS2057 Media Effects 
    CS2059 Social Consequences of Mobile Communication  
    CS2090 Digital Media Entrepreneurship
    CS2400 Foundation of Information Analytics 
    CS2404 Information Representation and Organisation
    CS2405 Data Mining 
    (Pre-req: CS2400 Foundation of Information Analytics)
    CS4022 Social Media Mining 
    (Pre-req: CS2405 Data Mining)
    CS4037 Audience Research Methods
    (Pre-req: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
    CS4039 Frontiers in Communication Science
    CS4042 Advanced Research Methods 
    (Pre-req: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
    CS4050 Bayesian Data Analysis & Its Applications
    (Pre-req: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
    CS4059 Public Opinion
    CS4061 Global Media Issues and Policy
    CS4071 The Development of Singapore Media ​
    CS4072 Digital Media and Human Relationships
    CS4092 New Media and Society 
    CS4264 Introduction to Network Analysis
    (Pre-req: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
    CS4267 Effects of Virtual Reality Technologies
    CS4313 Programming in Python
    CS4318 Automation and Macro-Communication
    CS4320 Immersive Journalism
    CS4321 Digital Inclusion and Disability: Technology, Inclusive Design and Social Futures
    CS4322 Financial Communication: Media, Fintech, and Financial Markets
    CS4323 Persuasive Technology for Strategic Communication
    Group 3: Strategic Communication for the Digital AgeCS2033 Corporate Communication Management 
    CS2050 People, Politics and the Media 
    (Pre-req: CS0201 Foundations of Communication Studies)
    CS2054 Interpersonal Communication
    CS2055 Organisational Communication 
    CS2058 Integrated Marketing Communication 
    CS2102 Introduction to Advertising, Society and Consumer Analytics
    CS2103 PR and Communication Management
    CS4029 Advertising, Creativity and Copywriting
    CS4030 Crisis Management 
    CS4031 Media Planning and Strategies
    CS4034 Brand Management 
    (Pre-req: CS2058 Integrated Marketing Communication)
    CS4058 Intercultural Communication 
    CS4060 Persuasion and Social Influence 
    CS4066 Issues in Public Relations
    CS4074 Consumer Behavior
    CS4075 Selected Topics in PR: Evaluating and Producing Campaign Results
    (Pre-req: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
    CS4131 Risk Communication
    CS4150 Health Communication
    (Pre-req: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
    CS4315 Social Media, Self and Society

    Updated as of May 2021.

    Students who have successfully completed the following courses between AY2017-2018 to AY2020-2021, can still count them towards the Minor in Communication Studies.

    • CS2006 Theories of Visual Communication Theories and their Applications
    • CS2051 Comparative Press Systems
    • CS2067/CS2167/CS4086/CS4186 Communication Research Practicum
    • CS2401 Information Analytics: Tools, Techniques and Technologies
    • CS2403 Information Visualisation and Presentation
    • CS4062 Information Society and Policy
    • CS4070 Issues in Advertising

    The award of minor will only be reflected in a graduate's transcript. No additional certificate will be issued upon completion of the minor.