Course outlines are provided for your information and reference.
Any original material in a course outline created by an individual instructor is considered the intellectual property of that instructor, and should not be used or adapted without the instructor’s permission and appropriate acknowledgment.
Should outlines for an upcoming semester not be posted yet, you may consult past semesters for a general idea of course content. Note that even the same courses vary from semester to semester, for example in how required content are covered, or methods of grading.
Extra Curricular Activities
Involvement in extra-curricular activities (such as sports practices or games, Fashion N Motion, etc.) does not exempt students in any way from their academic responsibilities in classes.
The Department of Communication Studies takes cases of academic and research misconduct very seriously. Students must adhere to and abide by the University’s Policy on Academic and Research Misconduct, as reprinted below. Penalties for misconduct are severe and may include: failure on the assignment, examination or course; suspension from the program or university; expulsion from the program or university.
Procedure: If an instructor suspects a case of academic and/or research misconduct, he/she will initiate the Academic Misconduct Investigation and Adjudication Process as stated in University Policy 12.2.II.B.
Important: Regardless of the specific penalty levied, the names of all students engaged in academic misconduct will be reported to the Department, the Dean of Arts’ Office, and the University’s Central Registry.
Wilfrid Laurier University uses software that can check for plagiarism. Students may be required to submit their written work in electronic form and have it checked for plagiarism.
Statement on Academic and Research Misconduct for the Undergraduate & Graduate Calendar, defined by University Policy 12.2 II
Disclosing students’ names in the classroom
Students' names may be divulged in the classroom, both orally and in written form, to other members of the class. Students who are concerned about such disclosures should contact the course instructor to identify whether there are any possible alternatives to such disclosures.
Course Outlines by Semester: