Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

Communication Studies

Communication Studies is the interdisciplinary study of language, media and culture. How we communicate provides the foundation for forms of community, our institutions and modes of governance, and interaction in the local and global economies. Communication is also necessary to the production and reproduction of culture. In order to understand how social forces, organizations, and cultures operate, we must first understand the role communication plays in their formation.
The program at Laurier offers a four-year honours degree, and a four-year combined honours degree in which Communication Studies is combined with another honours specialization. The department also offers an innovative MA program with emphases in visual communication and culture, and media, technology and culture.

Honours BA, Combined BA and Minors:

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Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

 
Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
CS100 Introduction to Media History 0.5
CS101 Canadian Communication in Context [1] 0.5
CS202 Nonverbal Communication 0.5
CS203 Conceptual Issues in Communication 0.5
CS204 History of Communication Thought 0.5
CS206 Public Communication 0.5
CS212 Language, Communication and Culture 0.5
CS213 Technology and Society 0.5
CS235 Communication Research Methods 0.5
CS250 Introduction to Creative Industries [2] 0.5
CS251 Introduction to Visual Culture 0.5
CS260 Communication, Culture, Policy 0.5
CS288 Communication Studies Abroad [3] 1.0
CS304 Canadian Communication Thought 0.5
CS310 Globalization & Communication 0.5
CS312 Image, Sound, Text 0.5
CS315 Print Communication and Culture 0.5
CS322 Gender, Communication and Culture 0.5
CS325 Digital Media and Culture 0.5
CS333 Alternative Media 0.5
CS340 Special Topics 0.5
CS341 Critical Advertising Studies 0.5
CS350 Political Economy of Communication and Culture [4] 0.5
CS351 Visual Communication and Culture 0.5
CS352 Television Studies 0.5
CS353 Internet Studies [5] 0.5
CS371 Social Media and Social Life [6] 0.5
CS400 Senior Seminar in Communication Studies [7] 0.5
CS401 Advanced Communication History and Theory [8] 0.5
CS402 Advanced Visual Communication [9] 0.5
CS403 Advanced Global Communication and Media [10] 0.5
CS405 Research Seminar 0.5
CS411 Advanced Studies in Media and Communication History [11] 0.5
CS412 Advanced Studies in Media and Cultural Theory [12] 0.5
CS413 Advanced Studies in Visual Communication [13] 0.5
CS414 Advanced Studies in Global Communication [14] 0.5
CS415 Advanced Studies in Cultural and Creative Industries [15] 0.5
CS416 Advanced Studies in Digital Studies and Social Media [16] 0.5
CS429 Directed Studies 0.5
 

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision February 4, 2015: CS207, CS308, CS323 deleted; effective September 1, 2015.

  1. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: CS101 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  2. Senate Addition February 4, 2015: CS250 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  3. Senate Addition May 28, 2015: CS288 New course; effective September 1, 2015

  4. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: CS350 Course description change; effective September 1, 2015.

  5. Senate Addition February 4, 2015: CS353 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  6. Senate Addition May 28, 2015: CS371 New course; effective September 1, 2015

  7. Senate Revision May 28, 2015: CS400 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015

  8. Senate Revision May 28, 2015: CS401 Prerequisite course deleted, and exclusions added; effective September 1, 2015

  9. Senate Revision May 28, 2015: CS402 Exclusion added; effective September 1, 2015

  10. Senate Revision May 28, 2015: CS403 Exclusion added; effective September 1, 2015

  11. Senate Addition May 28, 2015: CS411 New course; effective September 1, 2015

  12. Senate Addition May 28, 2015: CS412 New course; effective September 1, 2015

  13. Senate Addition May 28, 2015: CS413 New course; effective September 1, 2015

  14. Senate Addition May 28, 2015: CS414 New course; effective September 1, 2015

  15. Senate Addition May 28, 2015: CS415 New course; effective September 1, 2015

  16. Senate Addition May 28, 2015: CS416 New course; effective September 1, 2015