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.

This program is offered in English and in French.

Co-operative education is available with this program.

The French immersion is available with this program.

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

ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Reasoning and Critical Thinking
Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Moral Reasoning
Fundamental Philosophical Questions
Great Philosophers
Philosophy: Themes and Texts
CMN 1148Introduction to Organizational Communication3 Units
CMN 1160Introduction to Media Studies3 Units
CMN 2101Research Methods in Communication3 Units
CMN 2148Organizational Communication3 Units
CMN 2160Theories of the Media3 Units
CMN 3102Quantitative Methods3 Units
CMN 3103Qualitative Methods3 Units
CMN 3105Media Ethics3 Units
CMN 3109Advanced Theories of Communication3 Units
CMN 3130Communication Planning3 Units
18 optional course units in communication (CMN) from one of the chosen profiles listed below18 Units
6 optional course units in communication (CMN) at the 3000 or 4000 level 26 Units
6 optional course units in communication (CMN) at the 4000 level6 Units
48 elective course units 48 Units
Total: 120 Units

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

Profile Requirements

Communication Studies Profile
18 course units in communication (CMN)18 Units
Media and Cultural Industries Profile
18 course units from:18 Units
Cinema, Nation and Identity
Film Analysis
Image and Communication
Advertising and Society
Popular Culture and Communication
Women and Media
Media Industries
Identity and Inclusivity in Media and Communication
Audience Research
Political Communication Profile
18 course units from:18 Units
Globalization and Communication
Political Communication
Public Relations
Public Opinion
Policy Studies
Media and Public Broadcasting
Communication in Governmental Organizations
Media and Social Movements
Political Economy of the Media
Communication, Organizations, and Organizing Profile
18 course units from:18 Units
Interpersonal Communication
Non-Verbal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Communication in Group Settings
Organizational Communication Consulting and Training
Storytelling, Narration and Organization
Communication and Change in Organizations
Negotiation and Mediation
Communication and International Development
Strategic Communication and Digital Design Profile
18 course units from:18 Units
Public Speaking
Multimedia I
Video I
New Media
Advertising Techniques
Ethics and Information Society
Crisis Communication
Digital Social Research
Social Uses of New Media

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