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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
May 5, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Communication Studies is an interdisciplinary program that draws from and combines an array of disciplinary backgrounds such as English, Film Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. This interdisciplinarity allows students and faculty alike to draw on a variety of approaches, theories, methods and other resources for analyzing communication in social, economic, political and cultural environments that are rapidly changing and becoming increasingly complex.

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. There is also a co-op option that allows eligible students to work in communications-related summer jobs.

Students in the program take courses from the Communication Studies Core, as well as Elective courses, including courses from other disciplines, such as psychology, English, business, philosophy, and geography. The program is designed to allow students to customize their education to match personal interests and career plans, permitting them to keep pace with rapid changes in the field.

The department offers a Master of Arts in Communication Studies, for further information see our Master of Arts link.


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Anne-Marie Kinahan, Communication Studies Anne-Marie Kinahan holds a PhD in Com-munication from the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University. Her current research investigates three national women’s magazines in Canada in the early decades of the twentieth century. Her work has been published in the Canadian Journal of Communication (2007), Canadian Review of American Studies (2001), Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communication (Thomson Nelson, 2002, 2006), and PopCan: Popular Culture in Canada (Prentice-Hall, 1999).
Supervisory Areas
-Canadian communication history
-Feminist communication studies
-Gender, popular culture, and consumption
-Moral regulation
-Television studies

Anne-Marie Kinahan
Associate Professor,
Communication Studies