Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2019/2020
Canadian Excellence

Media Studies Option

The Media Studies Option is only available at the Brantford Campus.

The option consists of a minimum of 4.0 credits. Students must complete the 1.0 credit of Core courses, 1.5 credits within Media Theory courses, and 1.5 credits within Media and Cultural Critique courses.

For graduation, students must have a minimum GPA of 6.00 computed on all 4.0 credits in the option.

Core Courses: 1.0 credit:
DMJN204 - Media, Law and Ethics
DMJN211/MX211 - Introduction to Media Studies

Media Theory Courses: 1.5 credits:
DMJN222/MX222/SOJE222 - Digital and Social Media: Critical Approaches
DMJN307 - Media, Culture and Democracy
DMJN420 - Advanced Seminar in Digital Media and Journalism

Media and Cultural Critique Courses: 1.5 credits chosen from the following:
CC311/MX311 - Crime, Media and the Law 
DMJN226/MX226/SOJE226 - The Media in a Global World
EM101 - Images of Education in Media
HI124 - History Detectives
HI240 - The Active Historian
ID100 - Indigenous Peoples and Media
KS205 - Cartoons and Comics
KS215 - Game Cultures
MX380 - Directed Studies in Media
RE220 - Religion and Popular Culture
SOJE200 - Digital Citizenship
SOJE326/YC326 - Children, Toys and Media

Additional Information
 
Program Notes

  1. Students should be aware that some of these courses have prerequisites and may be offered only at the Waterloo Campus. Although prerequisites may be waived by the department administering the course, it is the responsibility of the student to make such arrangements.
  2. No more than 1.0 irregular credit may be counted toward a general degree (only students admitted prior to Sept 1, 2007), and no more than 3.0 toward an honours degree.
  3. Students in the Honours Digital Media and Journalism program are excluded from completion of the Media Studies Option.
  4. The Faculty of Liberal Arts offers a BA without a designation. No further designation (major, option or minor) is awarded with this degree.