Note: For purposes of meeting program requirements, all foundations courses will count as six credits towards the major or minor.
Courses in the Communication Studies Program are organized into four categories as described below. Not all courses are offered every year and additional courses may be added.
Category A (Core Course):
Faculty of Arts Courses:
Faculty of Fine Arts Courses:
Note: The following courses are open to communication studies majors, without prerequisite(s) or permission.
Note: No prerequisite is required for the following courses for communication studies majors who have successfully completed AS/SOSC 2310 9.0.
Note: Registration in FA/FILM 3510 6.0 requires an application through the Communication Studies Office, 301 Calumet College.
Note: FA/FILM 1400 6.0 is a required prerequisite for the following: FA/FILM 2400 6.0, FA/FILM 3250 3.0, FA/FILM 3420 3.0, FA/FACS 2900 6.0, FA/FACS 2930B 6.0.
Note: Faculty of Arts communication studies majors may not take AK/SOSC 2410 6.0 for major credit (degree credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 2310 6.0) except in specific years. Check with the Communication Studies Office, 301 Calumet College, for further details.
Specialized Honours BA Program
The Communication Studies Program offers a limited enrolment Specialized Honours BA program. Admission to the program requires that students achieve a 6.0 (B) average in AS/SOSC 2310 9.0 and at least six other communication studies credits, and a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.0 (C+). Continuation in, and graduation from, the program requires that students maintain a cumulative grade point average of 5.0 (C+) as well as at least a 6.0 (B) average on all 54 communication studies credits.
Because of limited space, admission is not guaranteed for all students who meet the minimum requirements. For more information regarding application information, please contact the Communication Studies Program Office.
Students majoring in the program must complete 54 credits in communication studies, as outlined below:
Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA Program
The Communication Studies Program is an Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA program. Communication studies majors must co-major in another department/discipline in the Faculty of Arts, or with a major in fine arts cultural studies or film and video (film studies) in the Faculty of Fine Arts. Students must take at least 36 credits in the Communication Studies Program and at least 36 credits in the co-major according to the requirements and regulations specified by each department/discipline for an Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA program. Courses taken to meet communication studies requirements cannot also be used to meet the requirements of the departmental/divisional major. Students in these interdisciplinary programs must take a total of at least 18 credits at the 4000 level, including at least six credits in communication studies and six credits in the departmental/divisional major. For further details of requirements, see the listings for specific Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA programs.
The 36 credits in communication studies must include the following:
Students must arrange their program of study in consultation with an adviser in the program and with the department/division.
Students interested in co-majoring in fine arts cultural studies or film and video (film studies) require an evaluation. Depending on the department, this may include a personal interview, a written exercise, or portfolio evaluation. For information on admission requirements in fine arts areas, students should consult Fine Arts Office of Student and Academic Services, 213 Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts.
Please refer to the current departmental/divisional supplemental calendars for updated program/major requirements.
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