Ours is the communication and information age. Analyzing how information is gathered, produced and distributed today helps us understand the communication processes that drive a variety of settings: social, cultural, political, organizational, economic and legal. In this program, you will develop critical and analytical skills in order to evaluate the nature and impact of technology and media on society, organizations and interpersonal relations. You will have the opportunity to be exposed to the latest developments in the field of communication (communication strategies, digital media, evolution of the media industry, advertising, crisis communications, negotiations, etc.). The Department of Communication offers courses in two main areas: media studies and organizational communication (internal and external communication in public and private organizations, health communication, organizational change, etc.). Combining theory and practice, our programs develop your critical and analytical skills and prepare you either for a professional career or for advanced studies.

Lettres françaises

Our programs in lettres françaises offer a complete, diverse and thorough education involving the following: 

• Studying literature from France, Quebec, French-speaking Ontario and other communities of the francophonie
Using a number of critical and theoretical approaches, you will expand your understanding of cultural diversity, sharpen your critical thinking skills and enrich your oral and written expression. 

• Mastering the French language and, in particular, French composition
Specialized courses give you the tools to improve your syntax, enrich your vocabulary and polish your style. Other courses give you theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience with writing tools and writing and publishing methods used in many work settings, including educational institutions, businesses, the public service, public relations agencies and the media. As sought after as it is rare, a mastery of French is a real asset when looking for a job. 

• Developing your flair for creative writing 
Workshops led by writers-in-residence and professor writers help you improve your own writing and enhance your creativity. 

What's more, the University of Ottawa's Département de français is one of the very few university departments in Canada to offer both a master's and a PhD in creative writing.

This program is offered in French only.

Co-operative education is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2018-2019 calendars for the previous requirements.

3 course units from:3 Units
Raisonnement et pensée critique
Philosophie : idées et arguments
3 course units from:3 Units
Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts 1
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Raisonnement moral
Les grandes questions philosophiques
Les grands philosophes
Philosophie : thèmes et textes
Communication (48 course units)
CMN 1548Introduction à la communication organisationnelle3 Units
CMN 1560Introduction à l'étude des médias3 Units
CMN 2501Méthodes de recherche en communication3 Units
CMN 2548Communication organisationnelle3 Units
CMN 2560Théories des médias3 Units
CMN 3502Méthodes quantitatives3 Units
CMN 3503Méthodes qualitatives3 Units
CMN 3505Éthique des médias3 Units
CMN 3509Théories approfondies en communication3 Units
CMN 3530Planification des communications3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Théories du journalisme
Sociologie du journalisme : de la production à la réception
6 optional course units in communication (CMN)6 Units
9 optional course units in at the 4000 level in communication (CMN)9 Units
Lettres françaises (48 course units)
FRA 1746Littérature française: des origines au XVIIIe siècle3 Units
FRA 1748Littératures française et québécoise : du XIXe siècle à nos jours3 Units
FRA 2555Adapter son message au destinataire3 Units
FRA 2700Développer sa méthode de travail3 Units
FRA 2705Écrire avec concision et clarté3 Units
FRA 2789Comprendre les rouages de la grammaire3 Units
FRA 3548Écriture et information3 Units
FRA 3599Trouver le mot juste3 Units
FRA 3704Éditique I : le texte et l'image3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Littérature et culture de l'Ontario français
Littérature et cinéma
Le récit
3 course units from:3 Units
Littérature et journalisme
La rhétorique
Essayistes et pamphlétaires
Littérature et formes artistiques
9 course units from:9 Units
Critique et chronique culturelles
Écrire pour le Web et les réseaux sociaux
Savoir persuader
6 course units from:6 Units
Littérature et société
Littérature et politique
La langue dans le texte littéraire
Lecture et réception
Littérature et savoirs
La littérature et les mythes
Théories du signe
18 elective course units18 Units
Total: 120 Units

The electives may be replaced by a combination of a Minor, Option(s), and/or elective units.