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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
November 26, 2015

Canadian Excellence


Research Specialization Option

This option†offers students an enriched research experience and an opportunity to prepare for graduate studies or other roles that emphasize advanced research skills in communication studies.† Students enrolled in the Option will participate in a small 10-student seminar (CS405) that will offer intensive workshops designed to allow the refinement of critical and analytic skills.

Under the direction of a permanent faculty member, students will develop and evaluate their own research and writing skills by producing a substantial research project on a topic drawn from one of the three sub-fields of the Communication Studies program.

The Research Specialization Option is available to Year 4 Honours Communication Studies students. To be eligible, students must have completed a minimum of 1 credit at the 300 level and have achieved a minimum grade point of average of 9.00 (B+) in the major. Completion will result in a "Research Specialization" designation on the studentís transcript and degree.

The Research Specialization Option includes CS400 and CS405. CS405 is restricted to Year 4 students enrolled in the Research Specialization Option.