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Submitted by srtariqu on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 3:39pm

Find out which courses are being offered for Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 (Courses at the 600- and 700-level are graduate level courses).

Note: Not all courses will be offered each year. Registration is open to graduate students admitted into the program. All other students require consent of the Graduate Program Director.

Required Courses

COMS 601 H(3S-0)
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Communication and Media
An overview of theories, problematics and approaches in communication and media.
Notes: Required for MA and PhD students in Communication and Media Studies.

COMS 613 H(3S-0)
Communication and Cultural Theory
An examination of the major perspectives in communication and cultural theory through a historical analysis of classic works and an overview of contemporary approaches and applications.
Notes: Required for MA students in Communication and Media Studies.

COMS 615 H(3S-0)
Research Methods
A survey of research methods appropriate to the study of communication and culture.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Program Director.
Notes: Required for MA and PhD students in Communication and Media Studies.

COMS 713 H(3S-0)
PhD Theory Seminar
A seminar that enables PhD students to focus their research interests and to explore theories relevant to their areas of specialization
Notes: Required for PhD students in Communication and Media Studies. Normally taken in the winter term.

Optional Courses

COMS 603 H(3S-0)
Media Studies
Theories and perspectives in the study of media production, industries, genres, and reception.

COMS 607 H(3S-0)
Approaches to Communication and Media
Theoretical perspectives on communication and media as symbolic processes that produce and reproduce shared meanings, social practices, and social structures.

COMS 619 H(3S-0)
Communications and Cultural Industries
An analysis of the governmental and social contexts which inform the current development of telecommunications, communications, cultural industries and new media in Canada.

COMS 621 H(3S-0)
Social Media Activism
A critical overview of how digital media are being taken up by social justice movements and the implications of these new media practices in relation to politics and activism.

COMS 623 H(3S-0)
Social Contexts of Technology
Theoretical perspectives for understanding central debates in the study of science and technology in their social, political, cultural, and communication contexts.

COMS 627 H(3S-0)
Media and Politics
An examination of political communication in traditional and new media, focusing on the interrelationships of media, political thought, and behaviour.

COMS  641 H(3S-0)
Intercultural and International Communication
An examination of cultural/communication issues and practices in Canadian and international contexts. Examines the role of media systems in processes of culture, development, and identity formation.

COMS 711 H(3S-0)
Directed Studies
A research project under the direction of a faculty member.
Note: MA and PhD students can take one directed study as part of their degree. Please contact the Graduate Programs Office for Directed Studies Forms.

COMS 717 H(3S-0)
Selected Topics in Communication, Media, and Film Studies
A variety of topics based on faculty expertise.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT

Program Seminars

Thesis 112  (mandatory but non-credit) - This course mentors Masters students as they navigate through the degree, prepare a thesis proposal, construct their research and the thesis itself, as well as secure necessary grants.

Thesis 212 (mandatory but non-credit) - This course mentors Doctoral students as they navigate through the degree, prepare a thesis proposal, prepare for candidacy exams, construct their research and the thesis itself as well as secure necessary grants.

Western Deans' Agreement

Under the Western Deans' Agreement, students may also be eligible to take courses at selected universities. Please contact the Graduate Programs Office for more information.

2017-2018 Academic Schedule

2017-2018 Graduate Studies Calendar