Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2012/2013
Canadian Excellence

Media Studies Option
Journalism

Academic Advising: Kenneth Paradis, PhD, (519) 756-8228, ext. 5838, kparadis@wlu.ca

The Media Studies Option recognizes that the study of media is an integral part of contemporary studies. The ability to understand our contemporary world is informed, in a way quite different from our ancestors, by the ways it is mediated; we largely understand it through images shaped by complex, often commercially and politically influenced processes of production and distribution. Studying media literacy in the context of contemporary studies provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate and create messages in a variety of forms from print to video to the Internet. It builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy.

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MX Course Notes

The following MX courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

Course Offerings
Course # Title Credits
MX101 Reporting and Writing I 0.5
MX201 Media and Modernity 0.5
MX202 Reading Media 0.5
MX207 Journalism and Democracy 0.5
MX222 Navigating the Information Environment 0.5
MX226 The Media in a Global World 0.5
MX229 Journalism, the Internet and Emerging Media 0.5
MX311 Crime, Media and the Law 0.5
MX327 Social Documentary 0.5
MX380 Directed Studies in Media 0.5

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision April 16, 2012: Option is managed by Journalism; effective September 1, 2012.