University of Calgary

COMS 491 - Intro Acoustic Comms & Ecology - Fall 2017

Concepts, techniques and applications of the fields of Acoustic Communications (the ways in which speech and music convey meaning) and Acoustic Ecology (the effects of sound in natural and human environments). These interdisciplinary areas weave together communication theory, cognitive psychology, sociology, musicology, physical sciences, health sciences and aesthetics.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • There is no scheduled tutorial or lab, but some field work (off campus) and research out of class time is required.


  • Credit for Communication and Media Studies 491 and either Communications Studies 391 or Communication and Media Studies 401.12 will not be allowed.


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