Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2019/2020
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 major. The department also offers an innovative MA program with emphases in visual communication and culture, and media, technology and culture.

Honours BA, Combined BA, Concentrations and Minors:

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Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

 
Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
CS100 Media History 0.5
CS101 Canadian Communication in Context 0.5
CS202 Nonverbal Communication 0.5
CS203 Conceptual Issues in Communication [1] 0.5
CS204 History of Communication Thought [2] 0.5
CS205 Media and Sport 0.5
CS206 Public Communication 0.5
CS213 Technology and Society 0.5
CS235 Communication Research Methods [3] 0.5
CS250 Introduction to Creative Industries 0.5
CS251 Introduction to Visual Culture 0.5
CS260 Communication, Culture, Policy 0.5
CS288 Communication Studies Abroad 1.0
CS304 Canadian Communication Thought [4] 0.5
CS310 Globalization and Communication [5] 0.5
CS312 Image, Sound, Text 0.5
CS315 Print Communication and Culture 0.5
CS322 Gender, Communication and Culture [6] 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 [7] 0.5
CS351 Visual Communication and Culture 0.5
CS352 Television Studies [8] 0.5
CS353 Internet Studies 0.5
CS360 Health Communication [9] 0.5
CS371 Social Media and Social Life 0.5
CS400 Senior Seminar in Communication Studies 0.5
CS411 Advanced Studies in Media and Communication History 0.5
CS412 Advanced Studies in Media and Cultural Theory 0.5
CS413 Advanced Studies in Visual Communication 0.5
CS414 Advanced Studies in Global Communication 0.5
CS415 Advanced Studies in Cultural and Creative Industries 0.5
CS416 Advanced Studies in Digital Studies and Social Media 0.5
CS429 Directed Studies [10] 0.5
 

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Committee: Research Specialization Deleted effective September 1, 2019.

  1. Senate Academic Planning Committee Revisions February 26, 2019: CS203 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2019.

  2. Editorial Revision October 4, 2019: CS204 Exclusion deleted; effective January 1, 2016.

  3. Senate Academic Planning Committee Revisions February 26, 2019: CS235 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2019.

  4. Editorial Revision October 4, 2019: CS304 exclusion deleted; effective January 1, 2015.

  5. Editorial Revision October 4, 2019: CS310 Exclusion deleted; effective January 1, 2014.

  6. Editorial Revision October 4, 2019: CS322 Exclusion deleted; effective January 1, 2009.

  7. Editorial Revision September 5, 2019: CS350 Exclusion deleted; effective September 1, 2018

  8. Editorial Revision June 20, 2019: CS352 Exclusions deleted; effective September 1, 2019.

  9. Senate Academic Planning Committee Revisions February 26, 2019: CS360 New course; effective September 1, 2019.

  10. Editorial Revision October 4, 2019: CS429 Exclusion deleted; effective January 1, 2010.