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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
July 2, 2016
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Program Information



2016 Communication Studies Programs

Honours BA Communication Studies
The Honours Communication Studies program consists of 20.0 credits, of which at least 14.0 credits must be at the senior level. The program must include a minimum of 8.0 senior credits, but no more than 12.0 credits, in Communication Studies (designated as CS).

Required courses (3 credits):
CS100, CS101, CS203, CS235, CS400
One of CS411, CS412, CS413, CS414, CS415, CS416

Elective courses (6.0 credits):
6.0 additional credits in CS courses at the senior level. Students may also count up to 1.5 credits from senior Cultural Studies (KS) courses.

Honours BA Communication Studies in Combination with another Honours BA Program
The Honours Communication Studies program consists of 20.0 credits, of which at least 14.0 credits must be at the senior level. The program must include a minimum of 6.0 senior credits, but no more than 12.0 credits, in Communication Studies (designated as CS).

Required courses (3 credits):
CS100, CS101, CS203, CS235, CS400
One of CS411, CS412, CS413, CS414, CS415, CS416

Elective courses (3.0 credits)
3.0 additional credits in CS courses at the senior level. Students may also count up to 1.0 credit from senior Cultural Studies (KS) courses.

Concentrations
A maximum of 2 Communication Studies Concentrations are permitted as part of the Honours CS degree.

All Concentrations require CS100, CS101, CS203 and CS235 (2.0 credits) plus a minimum of 2.0 additional credits of courses listed to obtain the concentration.

Media & Communication History
CS204, CS304, CS315, CS411

Media & Cultural Theory
CS204, CS213, CS304, CS322, CS325, CS341, CS412, KS203, KS210, KS303, KS351

Visual Communication
CS202, CS251, CS312, CS341, CS351, CS352, CS413, KS205

Global Communication
CS250, CS260, CS288, CS310, CS350, CS353, CS414

Cultural & Creative Industries
CS206, CS341, CS250, CS260, CS315, CS333, CS350, CS352, CS415, KS210

Digital Media Studies
CS213, CS325, CS353, CS371, CS416, KS220, KS215

 
Progression and Graduation Requirements

Requirements for progression to Year 2

CS100, CS101 completed (with at least 5.0 (C) in each course in order to proceed with program requirements);
junior major GPA (average of CS100 and CS101) is at least 6.0;
overall GPA is at least 5.0.

Requirements for progression to Year 3 or Year 4

CS GPA is at least 6.0;
overall GPA is at least 5.0;
required courses for Year 2 (CS203, CS235) are completed.

Requirements for graduation

CS GPA is at least 7.0 (includes grades for all CS Core & Electives taken even if more than the minimum amount was taken)
overall GPA is at least 5.0;
required courses for relevant program(s) are completed.

 
Statement on Academic and Research Misconduct

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.