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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
June 25, 2016

Canadian Excellence

Communication Studies is the largest program in the Faculty of Arts and is one of the most in-demand programs at Laurier. We study the intersection of language, media, and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective and train students in the histories, theories, and methodologies of Communication Studies. The undergraduate program offers six concentrations: media and communication history; media and cultural theory; visual communication; global communication; cultural and creative industries; and digital media studies. The graduate program enables students to pursue a substantial research project and also offers a Co-op option where students complete a communications-related work term as part of their studies.
The Department of Communication Studies also offers a Combined BA in Cultural Studies. Like Communication Studies, Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program and is particularly concerned with interrogating issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, and power as they manifest in cultural forms and practices. These issues are taken up in courses on a diversity of topics ranging from cartoons and popular music to monsters and remix culture.

Master of Arts in Communication Studies

Cultural Studies

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Martin Morris, Communication Studies My research interests include critical theory, communication and justice, democratic theory, cultural political theory and 'embodied' cognition. I teach courses on theoretical issues in the study of communication and society. I am currently beginning work on a book project entitled "Communicative Power: Body, Mind, and the Political."
Supervisory Areas
-critical theory
-communications thought
-media and politics
-art and society
-media technology
-cultural politics

Martin Morris
Associate Professor,
Communication Studies