Summer 2020

The Department of Communication offers an outstanding summer program. The classes featured during sessions A and C are taught by our esteemed faculty and are full-credit UCLA courses. Our highly sought-after courses cover a wide range of topics in a convenient and personalized class setting with smaller class sizes. For UCLA students, these courses afford the opportunity to graduate early, or complete the 45-unit minimum to apply for admission to the program. For non-UCLA and high school students, it is a chance to take classes at UCLA and experience the wonderful campus. For international students, it is a chance to engage in the rigorous academic environment of UCLA while experiencing the great city of Los Angeles. This summer we offer the following courses:

Summer Session A: June 22-July 31

COMM 1 - Principles of Oral Communication [Miller]
COMM 1A - Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers [Negrete/Merschel]*
COMM 1B - Learning American English and Culture from Movies [Bridgewater]*
COMM 10 - Introduction to Communication [Suman]

COMM 100 - Communication Science [Jones/Bryant]
COMM 114 - Understanding Relationships [Suman]
COMM 120 - Group Communication [Bates]
COMM 157 - Celebrity, Fame, and Social Media  [Peterson]
COMM 166 - Inside Hollywood [Peterson]
COMM 188A - Sex in the Cinema [Hurwitz]
COMM 188D - Crisis Communication and Social Media [Radd]
COMM 195 - Summer Internship Course [Johnson/Svenson]

Session A Three Week Session: July 13-31

COMM 148 - Marketing, Advertising and Human Nature [Feramisco]

Summer Session C: August 3-September 11

COMM 1 - Principles of Oral Communication [Miller]
COMM 105 - Media Conspiracy Theories in U.S. and the Middle East [Arbabzadah]
COMM 109 - Entrepreneurial Communication [Peterson]
COMM 108 - Communication and Identity [Kicenski]
COMM 110 - Gender and Communication [Haselton]
COMM M113 - Nonverbal Communication and Body Language [Shropshire/Johnson]
COMM 140 - Theory of Persuasive Communication [Suman]
COMM 148 - Integrated Marketing [Feramisco]
COMM 156 - Social Networking [Peterson]
COMM 188A - Coming of Age in World Cultures: Cinematic Approach [Arbabzadah]
COMM 195 - Summer Internship Course [Johnson/Svenson]

Session C Three Week Session: August 3-21

COMM 1A - Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers [Negrete/Merschel]*
COMM 1B - Learning American English and Culture from Movies [Bridgewater]*

*Communication Skills Institute for International Students

We offer a Communication Skills Institute for International Students in both Sessions A and C.  The program includes two interrelated courses.

(Note:  You do not need TOEFL or any other English proficiency test results to take these two courses.)

COMM 1A - Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers [Negrete/Merschel]
COMM 1B - Learning American English and Culture from Movies [Bridgewater]

For more information about the Communication Skills Institute for International Students click here.