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.


Sociology involves the study of societies, specifically their institutions, cultures, and transformations. Sociologists seek to uncover the processes, rules, and norms that govern social relations. They seek to understand issues such as the origins and consequences of social inequalities and collective behaviours. In our programs, students have the opportunity to apply theoretical approaches to real-world cases and learn how to use research tools such as interviewing, discourse analysis, surveys, and statistical analyses. The connection between theory and research enables students to understand a range of contemporary social issues, such as poverty, ethnic relations, deviance, gender relations, international development, power, and technology.

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.

ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
Methodology (9 course units)
3 course units from:3 Units
Research Methods in Communication
Principles of Methodology
3 course units from:3 Units
Quantitative Methods
Applied Statistical Analysis
3 course units from:3 Units
Qualitative Methods
Qualitative Research Laboratory
Communication (39 course units)
Compulsory courses
CMN 1148Introduction to Organizational Communication3 Units
CMN 1160Introduction to Media Studies3 Units
CMN 2148Organizational Communication3 Units
CMN 2160Theories of the Media3 Units
CMN 3105Media Ethics3 Units
CMN 3109Advanced Theories of Communication3 Units
CMN 3130Communication Planning3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Ethics and Information Society
Communication in Governmental Organizations
Communication and International Development
Political Economy of the Media
Optional courses
6 optional course units in communication (CMN)6 Units
9 optional course units in communication (CMN) at the 4000 level9 Units
Sociology (39 course units)
Compulsory courses
SOC 1101Principles of Sociology3 Units
SOC 2112Classical Sociological Theories3 Units
6 course units from:6 Units
Weber and Weberian Analysis
Marx and Marxist Analysis
Durkheim and Durkheimian Analysis
SOC 3312Theoretical Currents in Contemporary Sociology3 Units
SOC 4117Quantitative Research Laboratory3 Units
6 course units from:6 Units
Sociological Approaches to Health, Illness and Medicine
Socio-anthropology of the Family
Women, Men and Society
Principles of Demography
Techniques, Cultures and Environments
Globalization: Sociological and Anthropological Aspects
Analysis of Scientific Thought
Canadian Society
Political Sociology
Sociologie des communautés francophones en situation minoritaire du Canada
3 course units from:3 Units
Sociology of Populations
Family, Life Trajectories, and Society
Ethnic and National Questions
Contemporary Analysis of Migration
Local and Global Economic Relations
Social Change
The Knowledge Society and Social Organization
Optional courses
6 optional course units in sociology (SOC)6 Units
3 optional course units in sociology (SOC) at the 3000 or 4000 level3 Units
3 optional course units in sociology (SOC) at the 4000 level3 Units
27 elective course units27 Units
Total: 120 Units