Affiliated Communication Courses

The following courses are offered outside the Department of Communication and are allowed to be used towards the Communication major.

Please note:

  • You do not need to take any courses from the list below. This list is only if you wish to take courses outside of the Department for COM credit.
  • The COM Elective requirement for the Communication major allows any COM course to count towards COM Electives that is not already counting towards another major requirement. This includes COM-prefix courses and courses in the list below.
  • Students are allowed up to 10 credits from the following list to be counted towards COM major credit.
  • All courses below will count towards COM Electives and/or Upper Division.
  • All registration is done with the understanding that courses may have restrictions and/or prerequisites.
    • Do not contact host department for add codes, exceptions, and/or overloads.
    • There will be no exceptions made due to the course being on this list. Students must follow all guidelines when registering.
    • Course availability subject to change. Please refer to MyPlan/UW Time Schedule for accurate availability.

Please refer any questions to the UW Department of Communication Commons and Advising Office at comadv@uw.edu.

College/SchoolDeptCourse NumberCourse NameCreditsArea of KnowledgeNotes
College of Arts & SciencesAAS220Asian American Stereotypes in the Media5I&S
College of Arts & SciencesANTH203Introduction to Anthropological Linguistics5VLPA/I&SJointly offered with LING 203
College of Arts & SciencesANTH209Anthropology through Visual Media5VLPA/I&S
College of Arts & SciencesANTH403Qualitative Research Methods in Sociocultural Anthropology5I&S
College of Arts & SciencesANTH432Sociolinguistics I5VLPA/I&S, DIVPrerequisite: either LING 200 or LING 400; Jointly offered with LING 432
College of Arts & SciencesANTH433Sociolinguistics II5VLPA/I&SPrerequisite: LING 432; Jointly offered with LING 433
College of Arts & SciencesCS&SS221Statistical Concepts and Methods for the Social Sciences5NW, QSRStudents may receive credit for only one of STAT 220, STAT 221, STAT 311, STAT 221/CS&SS 221/SOC 221, ECON 311. Offered jointly with SOC 221/STAT 221.
College of Arts & SciencesCS&SS320Evaluating Social Science Evidence5I&S, QSRJointly offered with STAT 320 and SOC 320
College of Arts & SciencesCS&SS321Case-Based Social Statistics I5I&S, QSROffered jointly with SOC 321/STAT 321
College of Arts & SciencesCS&SS322Case-Based Social Statistics II5I&S, QSROffered jointly with SOC 322/STAT 322
College of Arts & SciencesCMS302Media Arts and Cultures5VLPA
College of Arts & SciencesCMS315History of New Media5VLPA
College of Arts & SciencesENGL204Popular Fiction and Media5VLPA
College of Arts & SciencesENGL206Rhetoric in Everyday Life5VLPA
College of Arts & SciencesENGL266Literature and Technology5VLPA
College of Arts & SciencesENGL382Special Topics in Multimodal Composition5C
College of Arts & SciencesFRENCH224Culture and Media Forms5VLPA/I&SJointly offered with JSIS A 224
College of Arts & SciencesITAL355Culture, Politics, and Media in Italy5VLPA/I&S
College of Arts & SciencesJSIS A224Culture and Media Forms5VLPA/I&SJointly offered with FRENCH 224
College of Arts & SciencesJSIS B307Digital Storytelling and Global Citizenship5I&S
College of Arts & SciencesJSIS B361The Rise of a Global Language5I&S
College of Arts & SciencesLING203Introduction to Anthropological Linguistics5VLPA/I&SJointly offered with ANTH 203
College of Arts & SciencesLING432Sociolinguistics I5VLPA/I&S, DIVJointly offered with ANTH 432
College of Arts & SciencesLING433Sociolinguistics II5VLPA/I&SJointly offered with ANTH 433
College of Arts & SciencesSPHSC250Human Communication and Its Disorders3I&S/NW
College of Arts & SciencesSPHSC304Developmental Aspects of Communication5I&SPrerequisite: either SPHSC 303, ANTH 203, LING 200, or LING 400
College of Arts & SciencesSOC221Statistical Concepts and Methods for the Social Sciences5NW, QSRStudents may receive credit for only one of STAT 220, STAT 221, STAT 311, STAT 221/CS&SS 221/SOC 221, ECON 311. Jointly offered with CS&SS 221 and SOC 221
College of Arts & SciencesSOC250Media and Society5I&S
College of Arts & SciencesSOC320Evaluating Social Science Evidence5I&S, QSRJointly offered with CS&SS 320 and SOC 320
College of Arts & SciencesSTAT220Principles of Statistical Reasoning5NW, QSRStudents may receive credit for only one of STAT 220, STAT 221, STAT 311, STAT 221/CS&SS 221/SOC 221, ECON 311.
College of Arts & SciencesSTAT221Statistical Concepts and Methods for the Social Sciences5NW, QSRStudents may receive credit for only one of STAT 220, STAT 221, STAT 311, STAT 221/CS&SS 221/SOC 221, ECON 311. Jointly offered with CS&SS 221 and SOC 221
College of Arts & SciencesSTAT311Elements of Statistical Methods5NW, QSRStudents may receive credit for only one of STAT 220, STAT 221, STAT 311, STAT 221/CS&SS 221/SOC 221, ECON 311.
College of Arts & SciencesSTAT320Evaluating Social Science Evidence5I&S, QSRJointly offered with CS&SS 320 and SOC 320
Foster School of BusinessMKTG450Consumer Behavior4
College of EngineeringHCDE231Introduction to Communication in HCDE3Students outside of HCDE major must fill out form for approval: https://www.hcde.washington.edu/bs/non-major-registration
College of EngineeringHCDE301Advanced Communication in HCDE5Students outside of HCDE major must fill out form for approval: https://www.hcde.washington.edu/bs/non-major-registration
College of EngineeringHCDE322Organizational Teamwork2Students outside of HCDE major must fill out form for approval: https://www.hcde.washington.edu/bs/non-major-registration
School of InformaticsINFO102Gender and Information Technology5I&S, DIV
School of InformaticsINFO350Information Ethics and Policy5I&S
School of InformaticsINFO386Professionalism in Informatics4
School of InformaticsINFO402Gender, Race, and Information Technology4I&S, DIV
School of InformaticsINFO498Special Topics in Informatics1-5, max. 15Credit for COM only for specific course topics. Please see COM adviser for approval.
Evans School of Public Policy and GovernancePUBPOL403Professional Leadership4
School of Public HealthENV H205Environmental Health in Media3I&S
School of Public HealthHSERV204Communicating about Health: Current Issues and Perspectives3
School of Social WorkSOC WF215Intergroup Dialogues3DIV