University of Calgary

COMS 391 - Introduction to Acoustic Communications and Acoustic Ecology - Winter 2014

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(3-1)


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


  • Credit for both Communications Studies 391 and Communications Studies 401.12 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2014.
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