Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2008/2009
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 and Minor:

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Faculty

Full-Time Faculty
Course Offerings
Course # Title Credits
CS100 Introduction to Media History 0.5
CS101 Mass Communication in Canada 0.5
CS200 Human Communication Processes 0.5
CS201 Reasoning and Argumentation 0.5
CS202 Nonverbal Communication 0.5
CS203 Conceptual Issues in Communication and Culture 0.5
CS207 Media and Society 0.5
CS208 Graphic Design and Print Media 0.5
CS212 Language, Communication and Culture 0.5
CS213 Technology and Society 0.5
CS235 Communication Research Methods 0.5
CS251 Introduction to Visual Culture 0.5
CS303 History of Communication Thought [1] 0.5
CS304 Canadian Communication Thought [2] 0.5
CS305 Cultural Studies [3] 0.5
CS308 Sociology of Mass Communication 0.5
CS310 Globalization & Communication [4] 0.5
CS312 Image, Sound, Text [5] 0.5
CS315 Print Communication and Culture [6] 0.5
CS322 Gender, Communication and Culture [7] 0.5
CS323 Media and Communication Ethics [8] 0.5
CS325 Digital Media and Culture [9] 0.5
CS333 Alternative Media [10] 0.5
CS340 Special Topics [11] 0.5
CS341 Advertising as Communication [12] 0.5
CS350 Political Economy of Communication and Culture [13] 0.5
CS351 Visual Communication and Culture [14] 0.5
CS352 Television Studies [15] 0.5
CS400 Senior Seminar in Communication Studies [16] 0.5
CS401 Advanced Language and Communication 0.5
CS402 Advanced Media Studies [17] 0.5
CS403 Advanced Culture and Technology 0.5
CS405 Research Seminar [18] 0.5
CS429 Directed Studies 0.5

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. Senate May 29, 2008: CS303 Prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  2. Senate April 7, 2008: CS304 Cross-listing with CA deleted; effective Sept 1, 2008.

    Senate May 29, 2008: CS304 Prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  3. Senate May 29, 2008: CS305 Prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  4. Senate May 29, 2008: CS310 Prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  5. Senate May 29, 2008: CS312 Prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  6. Senate May 29, 2008: CS315 Prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  7. Senate May 29, 2008: CS322 Prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  8. Senate May 29, 2008: CS323 Prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  9. Senate May 29, 2008: CS325 Prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  10. Senate May 29, 2008: CS333 Prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  11. Senate May 29, 2008: CS340 Prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  12. Senate May 29, 2008: CS341 Prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  13. Senate May 29, 2008: CS350 Prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  14. Senate May 29, 2008: CS351 Prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  15. Senate Addition April 7, 2008: New Course CS352; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  16. Senate May 29, 2008: CS400 Prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  17. Senate May 29, 2008: CS402 Prerequisite deleted; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  18. Senate May 29, 2008: CS405 Prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.