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What is the Honours Program?

The Honours Program in Communication, Media and Film provides the opportunity to undertake an extended research project in an area of interest.

The Honours Program is particularly good preparation for graduate school but may also be undertaken for the sake of deep exposure to a particular topic and the honing of research skills.

The major difference between Honours and a regular major program is that COMS 595 and COMS 597 or FILM 595 and FILM 597 (Honours Thesis) replaces two optional half courses in your final year. COMS 595 and COMS 597 or FILM 595 and FILM 597 consist of an eight month independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member. At the end of this project you will submit a written thesis of about 40 pages and be given an oral exam in your area of research by a committee of three faculty members.

Who can do an Honours Programs?

To qualify for the Honours Program in Communication, Media and Film you must:

  • be registered in any Communication, Media and Film major program
  • have a GPA of 3.3 over your most recent sixty units (ten full course equivalents)
  • have completed at least ninety units (fifteen full course equivalents) by the end of the Winter term in the year that you apply for honours.

Getting Started

Find a Preliminary Topic. During the Winter term of your next-to-last year, begin thinking of a general topic area that you would like to explore more deeply. This can be an extension of a topic that touched on in course or in a term paper but did not have the opportunity to research in depth. Alternatively, it can be a topic of personal interest that is related in some way to your program. You can review recent honours theses (below) to assist you in choosing your own topic.

Find a Supervisor. Before January 20, begin approaching faculty members with whom you would like to explore the topic. It is important to do this as early as possible since it can be difficult to make contact over the summer. You may have to approach several faculty members and refine your topic over a period of time before achieving a match between potential supervisor and topic.

Note: Although supervisors are typically faculty members from Communication, Media and Film, members of other departments in the Faculty of Arts may also supervise your thesis if their area of interest is appropriate.  Supervisors must be regular faculty members.  Sessional instructors are not paid to take on extra tasks such as honours supervision.

Get the Forms. Once you have verbal agreement, or at least an indication of interest, from a faculty member who is willing to supervise you, print off the Honours Guidelines and Application Form.

Submit Form One. By February 1, submit Honours Form One (click "Honours Forms" in the left sidebar menu) and a summer reading list with your supervisor's signature and a brief (two page) proposal for your project to Kristine Ennis in SS 320.  This proposal should be developed in consultation with your supervisor and include:

  • An overview of the question you will research. The question should normally be related to your Communication, Media and Film major but interdisciplinary approaches are strongly encouraged.  The question should also be focussed enough to be researchable in eight months.
  • A mention of why the question is significant.
  • An indication of how you will research the topic. Will you use mostly library materials or will you conduct primary research such as surveys, interviews, ethnography, etc.?
  • A working bibliography containing at least some major sources of information (you needn't have read them all yet.)  You can see some "Proposal Samples" in the left sidebar menu.  These will get you started reading over the summer.

Contact Honours Coordinator to make an appointment to discuss your proposal before February 1.

Get Research Ethics Approval if Needed. You will need approval from the Faculty of Arts Research Ethics Committee if your project involves interviews, surveys, observations, experiments, or any other form of research involving human subjects. See the Faculty of Arts Research Ethics website for more information about the online tutorial course and the individual student research application form.

Honours Program Guidelines

Honours Program Guidelines


These Guidelines constitute the policy of the Department of Communication, Media and Film in the administration of its Honours Program. They are to be read in conjunction with the current edition of the Calendar of the University of Calgary.


The Guidelines lay out the responsibilities of the Student and of the Supervisor and the role of the Honours Coordinator. In situations where questions of procedure arise, the Honours Coordinator will serve as final arbiter. The Administrative Assistant for the Honours Program (Social Sciences 320; telephone 403-220-3249) will generally act as liaison between the Student and the Honours Coordinator.


A. Admission to the Honours Program  


A.1 In order to be considered for admittance to the Honours Program, the Student must normally have completed a minimum of 90 units (15 full-course equivalents) by the end of the Winter term in the year that you apply for honours and have achieved a Grade Point Average of at least 3.3 over the last 60 units (10 full-course equivalents). The Student should register her/his intention to apply for the Honours Program by choosing the Change of Program function on the University Student Information System before February 1.


A.2 In addition, the Student must receive approval from the Honours Coordinator. Before receiving this approval, the Student should meet with the Administrative Assistant for the Honours Program as soon as possible to discuss procedures. The Student must then secure a Supervisor and submit Form 1 (signed by the Supervisor) and a preliminary program proposal to the Administrative Assistant as soon as possible and no later than February 1. The Student must also arrange an interview with the Honours Coordinator as soon as possible, and no later than February 1, to determine the Student's ability to pursue a thesis relevant to their major program. Assessment will be based on the preliminary program proposal submitted by the Student as part of Form 1 and on any other criteria the Honours Coordinator may deem relevant.


A.3 In all cases, acceptance will depend upon willingness on the part of a University faculty member who is acceptable to the Honours Coordinator to supervise the thesis. In certain circumstances where the proposed Supervisor is from outside the Department of Communication, Media and Film, the Honours Coordinator may require that a faculty member from inside the Department serve as Co-supervisor. The Supervisor's signature is required on Form 1 before final approval may be given.


A.4 Application: the student should submit to the Administrative Assistant a two-page preliminary proposal and a preliminary reading list agreed upon by the Supervisor and the Student and signed by both. The Student will complete the readings before the beginning of the Fall term.


A.5. Students accepted into the Honours Program must register in COMS 595 and COMS 597 or FILM 595 and FILM 597 and must satisfy all Faculty of Arts requirements for Honours degrees with a Major Field, outlined at


Students are also responsible to ensure that they complete all program-specific requirements for their degree. The requirements for the BA Honours in Communication and Media Studies are outlined here: . The requirements for the BA Honours in Film Studies are outlined here:


B. Production of the Honours Thesis


 B.1 In this Department, production of the Honours thesis constitutes the substance of COMS 595 and COMS 597 or FILM 595 and FILM 597.


 B.2The Student and the Supervisor are to meet early in the Fall term in order to ensure that the Student will have time to prepare the final version of the thesis proposal and updated bibliography, which are to be approved by the Honours Coordinator. The Supervisor will assist the student in the application for research ethics approval should this be necessary. Students will need to apply for approval from the Faculty of Arts Research Ethics Committee if their project involves interviews, surveys, observations, experiments, or any other form of research involving human subjects. See the Faculty of Arts Research Ethics website for more information about the online tutorial course and the individual student research application form.


 B.3 By mid-October, the Supervisor, in consultation with the Student, will secure written agreement from two Faculty members to serve on the Examining Committee. In ordinary circumstances, at least 2 out of the 3 members of any such Committee will be members of the Department of Communication, Media and Film. Other arrangements may occasionally be made, according to the requirements of the thesis and subject to the approval of the Honours Coordinator. The membership of this committee must be established by mid-October, and the names of the committee members, with their signatures, submitted to the Administrative Assistant. The responsibility of the Committee members is limited to reading the final document, making a written assessment of it, attending and being prepared to ask questions at the oral examination, and making recommendation to the Supervisor as to the final grade to be assigned. The Examining Committee is chaired by the Supervisor.


 B.4 The Supervisor, in consultation with the Student, is responsible for setting up a structure of meetings and assignments necessary to the successful completion of the thesis. These meetings should take place at least every two weeks.


 B.5 The thesis is to be approximately 40-50 double-spaced typed pages. In addition, it is to have a bibliography and table of contents. Although the thesis need not be based on original research, it should pose a question and answer it (i.e., it must have a thesis). Although the thesis need not be "faultless" in order to proceed to oral, any faults will be taken into account by the Supervisor in assigning the mark for COMS  597 or FILM 597, and by the Examining Committee in its advice to the Supervisor. The Honours Coordinator assigns the course grade for COMS / FILM 595, based on assignments submitted during the fall semester. 


C. Preparation for Examination of the Thesis


C.1 The Supervisor, in consultation with the Student and the other Committee Members, is to schedule a date and time for the Oral Examination within the Winter term final examination period. The date is to be set at least two weeks before the Oral Examination. The Administrative Assistant will book the exam room.


C.2 The Supervisor will ensure that the draft copy of the Notice of Oral Examination (Form 2) is forwarded to the Administrative Assistant for the Honours Program no later than 2 weeks before the scheduled date of the Oral Examination. The Administrative Assistant will then prepare the formal/final Notice of Oral Examination (Form 2) and ensure that it is sent to the Supervisor, Student, Committee Members, and Honours Coordinator.


 C.3 The Student is responsible for providing each Committee Member with a copy of the thesis no later than 2 weeks before the scheduled date of the Oral Examination.


 C.4 Each member of the Committee is responsible for completing Form 3 no later than the day before the Oral Examination and for submitting that report to the Supervisor so that it can be placed in the Student's file.


D. Oral Examination


D.1 The Honours Coordinator or designate may attend the Oral Examination as an observer.


D.2 The Supervisor will chair the Oral Examination, which will last one to two hours. It is stressed that this is not to be treated as a thesis defence but rather as an opportunity to allow the Student to discuss and expand on her/his ideas.


D.3 At the end of the Oral Examination, the Student will be asked to leave the room while the members of the Committee review her/his written and oral performance.


D.4  The Honours Coordinator assigns the course grade for COMS / FILM 595, based on assignments submitted during the fall semester. In arriving at that grade, however, she/he will take under consideration any written or oral comments made by members of the Committee.


D.5 Normally, the oral performance of the Student is significant to the course grade only as the Student's discussion and responses reflect the quality of his/her written work.


D.6  Honours will be awarded if the student obtains a minimum GPA of 3.30 on the final 90 units (15 full-course equivalents) and on all courses in the Major Field.


D.7 First Class Honours will be awarded if the Student successfully obtains a grade point average of at least 3.60 over the last 90 units (15 full-course equivalents).


E. Post-Examination Procedures


E.1 It is the responsibility of the Supervisor to notify the Honours Coordinator within one week of the Oral Examination of the final grade in COMS 595 and COMS 597 or FILM 595 and FILM 597. This is to be entered on Form 5, which should be forwarded to the Administrative Assistant for the Honours Program. Copies will be sent to all members of the Committee. In circumstances where the thesis has been failed by the Committee, the Honours Coordinator is to be notified by the Supervisor immediately.


E.2 The thesis should not normally be revised after the Oral Examination. However, it is the responsibility of the Student to make any minor corrections (e.g., typographical errors) in the thesis brought to her/his attention by the Committee and to submit a corrected copy to the Honours Coordinator within one week after the Oral Examination, to be placed in the Department library.


E.3 In exceptional circumstances, as with any other course, COMS 595 and COMS 597 or FILM 595 and FILM 597 may be repeated. This will depend on the discretion of the Honours Coordinator.


F. Forms and Deadlines


The following deadlines constitute part of these Guidelines. Forms 2-4 will be forwarded to the Supervisor/Committee Members prior to their respective due dates. The Supervisor should ensure that all forms are returned to the Administrative Assistant for the Honours Program. All forms can be found here.


Application For Admission to the Honours Program as soon as possible, no later than February 1

Interview with the Honours Coordinator as soon as possible, and no later than February 1

Form 1: Application for Admission for Honours Program with attached proposal and reading list due as soon as possible and no later than February 1

Final thesis proposal and updated bibliography beginning of October*

Form 2. Honours Committee Agreement Forms (two committee members) mid-October*

Form 3: Notice of Oral Examination -- due two weeks before Oral Exam

Form 4: Report of Committee Member forward to the Supervisor before Oral Exam

Form 5: Final Report of Honours Supervisor -- due within one week of Oral Exam

Form 6: Permission to publish - due within one week of oral exam (submit with final copy of thesis).



* For specific dates, please consult the Administrative Assistant for the Honours Program.


There is a seminar associated with the Honours Program, normally taught by the Honours Coordinator. It will meet for two hours per week to discuss writing and research techniques, examine theses from previous years to see how they are put together, and make interim presentations of work in progress. The seminar will allow you to see what other students are doing and discuss common issues.

It will not meet every week since your main job will be to go off and write your thesis. However, you will need to keep this time open for periodic meetings.

Recent Thesis Titles


"Politics, Censorship, and Film Form: Brazilian Cinema of the Military Regime 1964-1979"
A. Bakai Olsen (FILM)

"Roots of an Empire: The development and maintenance of Alberta’s broadband infrastructure"
D. Cramer (COMS)

"Who is the Me of #MeToo? A Critical Discourse Analysis of Hashtag Feminism"
R. Huh (COMS)


"Hidden in plain Sight: Publication Bans, Mythology and Youth Crime"
A. Brown (COMS)

"Feisty Geishas, Friendly Dragon Ladies and Imperfect Model Minorities: The New Asian Women of YouTube"
V. Fung (COMS)

"Making America Great Again? Considering Regimes of Truth in the Trump Campaign"
E. Johnson (COMS)

"Threatening Democracy in 140 Characters: A Rhetorical Analysis of Donald Trump's Presidential Use of Twitter"
L. Phillips (COMS)

Pathos in Canadian Prime Ministerial 9/11 Addresses: A Comparative Rhetorical Analysis"
A. Stratulate (COMS)

"A Comparative Analysis of Three Southern Alberta Archeological Sites' Signage examining the Promotion of Sustainable Practices"
A. Thomas (COMS)


"An Off-screen Approach to Violence in Contemporary Art Cinema"
L. Anderson (FILM)

"Exploring Feminine Identities on Instagram"
K. Fitzsimmons (COMS)

""Quest for the Booty"":"Vine Culture (MAGCON) and Neoliberal Gendered Ideologies"
D. Lo (COMS)

"Female Subjectivity, Film Form, and Weimar Aesthetics: The Noir Films of Robert Siodmak"
K. Wackett (FILM)


"‘Room on the Rad Team’: Exploring the Albertan Reception of Rad through the lens of the ‘Local Film’"
Mary Arnatt (FILM)


"Banal Nationalism in 140 Characters or Less: The Reproduction of Canadian Nationalism over Twitter During the Sochi 2014 Olympics"
Madison Bartlett (COMS)

"The New Woman, Triangulated: Feminist Resistance to Cultural Myths in The Good Wife, Grey's Anatomy and Mad Men"
Pamela Hyde (COMS)

"The Ethos of Mark Driscoll: Rhetorical Analysis of a Sermon in the Context of a Preacher's Public Reputation"
Benjamin Sherick (COMS)

"Everyday Politics on Twitter: Engagement, discourse, participation."
Steven Talbot (COMS)


"A Comparative Analysis of Six Peace Education Programs in India, Pakistan, Sudan, andSouth Sudan"
Shauna Alderson (DEST)

"REALIZING IDEALS: A Critical Analysis of Participatory Development"
Amanda Aust (DEST)

Nathan Flaig (COMS)

"Collateral Damage: The Effects of Legal Acts of Warfare on Civilians"
Tina Frimpong (LWSO)

"The Invention of Context: Found Footage Filmmaking History and the Imitative Form"
Felicia Glatz (FILM)

"El Gobierno nos Abandonó" "Free Trade Agreements in Colombia: a Case for Systemic Violence"
Julie Moreno (DEST)

"Before Interpretation: Towards a Bergsonian Theory of Film Perception"
Dillan Newman (FILM)

"Science and Water Management: Assessing the Scientific Contribution to the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan"
Burgess Langshaw Power (STAS)


"Theorizing Users' Role in Online Commercial Surveillance"
Kristen Colbeck (COMS) 

"Activism os Slacktivism?: Evaluating the effectiveness of online activist movements through an analysis of KONY 2012"
Sarah Damberger (COMS) 

"Framing Apple and Foxconn: The Discussion and Significance of Sweatshop Issues in The New York Times and on YouTube in 2012"
Rachel Feddema (DEST)

"Beautifully Mundane: A Systematic Study of Subjective Experience"
Emily Mody (FILM) 

"Let Them Eat Cake: Examining The Political Economy of Child Labour in Sub-Saharah Africa"
Brittany Vine (DEST)


"They're Closer Than You Think:  The Role of Genre and Spectatorship in Contemporary American Mainstream and Independent Cinema"
Christopher Bragg (FILM)

"Exploring the Concept of Universal Human Rights"
Jeff Davidson (LWSO)

"Cents and Sensibility.  A Case for the Introduction of Incentives to Sustain Development Outcomes."
Robyn High Klapatiuk (DEST)

"Unfair Advantage:  Identifying and Addressing the Economic Barriers of Access to Justice"
Sean Hume (LWSO)

"Bodies as "Maps of Power1": The Corporeal Suffering of Ethnic Minority Burmese Women"
Cindy Robert (DEST)
1 (Harcourt, 2009, p.22)

"Power Suits and Apron Strings:  The Balance between Work and Family As Seen on Television"
Hannah Ryan (COMS)


"A Foot on Both Sides of the Cultural Dividing Line" Hugh Dempsey's Aboriginal Acquisitions for Glenbow Museum"
Laura Golebiowski (COMS)

"A Symphony of Styles: Reexamining the Research on Sex Bias and Sex-Role Attribution in the Evaluation of Writing"
Matthew Maillet (COMS)

"Biochar and Development: The Contentions and Potentials for Tropical Countries and the Global Climate"
Daniel Palmer (DEST)

"Aligning Priorities: Analyzing the Political Separation of Research and Development and Sustainable Development in Canada"
Anne Rainville (STAS)

"Communications Technologies and Hutterite Culture A Theoretical Analysis of ICT uses and Practices within the Hutterite Community"
Rueben Tschetter (COMS)

"Do Not Resuscitate: A Study of the Legality, Validity, and use of DNR orders in Canada" | Appendix A | Appendix B
Jenna Will (LWSO)


"Orientalism and the Beijing Olympics: An Analysis of the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times"
Heidi Koot (COMS)

"My Brother and I: Disability, Citizenship and Family"
Meghan Locke (LWSO)

"Loosening the Frame: Social Protest and Multiculturalism in Michael Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion"
Heather Laursen (COMS)

"Hegemonic Power, Conflict Resolution, & Critical Reflexivity: Lessons from Intentional Communities"
Patricia Minor (DEST)

"The Price of Progress: Analysis of Television Sitcoms and Communication in Marriage"
Elisabeth Morgan (COMS)

“Diversity and Discord in Post-punk The Wipers, Sonic Youth, and Wire”
Wendy Pringle (COMS)

"The Globalization of Health: Health Policy and the Global Obesity Crisis"
 Arunan Sivalingam (DEST)


"Divided: The impact of social divisions on homosexuals and the acceptance of homosexuality in South Africa"
Andrew Barry (GNST)

"The Pembina Institute: Balancing Environmental Policy with Oil Sands Development in an Industry-Oriented Economy"
Jordan Brown (DEST)

"Transformations: The Discontinuities of the Anti-Globalization Movement in Canada and as Arbiters of Global Change"
Katie Clancy (COMS)

"Queervisions: Queer Women Speak About Their First Experiences of Queer Representations in Film and Television" 
Jasmine Ing (WMST)

"Teenage Pregnancy: An Autoethnographic Analysis"
Wendy Nadon (LWSO)

"Unequal and Inferior: Towards an Understanding of Women's Experiences in Fundamentalist Christianity and Islam"
Michelle Pomeroy (LWSO)

"Online Investor Communities and Their Effect on Business Communications"
Sonia Ross (COMS)

"Human Rights and the Olympic Games: The Role of International Sporting Events in the Promotion of the Rights of First Nations"
Cassandra Schwarz (DEST)

"James Watson and Francis Crisk's " A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid" as an Informal Argument"
Tom Spark (COMS) 

"Good Girls and Gardasil:The HPV Vaccine and Sexual Health Discourse in Popular Media"
Shannon Vogels (COMS)

2007 - 2008

"The Heart of the Matter: An integrative journey"
Gaurau Daggal  (GNST)

Sudanese Diaspora IN Calgary & Post-Conflict Reconstruction in South Sudan
BA (Honours) DEST  Marcel Gelein

Muletas, Bandanas, and the Bull:  an analysis of Bull Fighting, Bull Riding, and Masculinity
Clive Marsh (COMS)

The Decameron:Balm for a Ravaged Society
BA (Honours) Meghan Masterson

Ashley I. Mollison

The World Bank and Gender Mainstreaming
(DEST) Honours - Kimberly Smith

The Line Dividing Good and Evil
(COMS) Honours - Tiffany Wiebe

2006 - 2007

"Everybody Loves Family Ties?" The (De)evolution of the American Situation Comedy
BA (Honours) Communications Studies  - Dawn Cho

Hitler's Youth: A Study of the Nazi Primer
BA (Honours) Communications Studies    - Chelsea Sambells

Determining the Forces of Influence: Burke's Dramatism and the Popularity of Freud
BA (Honours) Communications Studies - Lauren Cheal

Fort McKay First Nation & Shell Canada: Understanding an Oil Sands Agreement
BA (Honours) Development Studies - Jeffrey Halvorsen

The Future of Digital Cinema Distribution and Exhibition
BA (Honours) Science, Technology and Society  - Dan Meeking

The Quilter Identity: An Exploration of West Coast Canadian Women's Lived Experiences
BA (Honours) Women's Studies  - Camille Stengel

2005 - 2006

Prospects for Privatization
BA (Honours) Canadian Studies

Warts, Warts, Warts: Apocalyptic Aesop Fables adn the Myth of Canadian Inferiority
BA (1st Class Honours) Canadian Studies

Construction and reconstruction of the "Ideal Wife" in Indian cinema
BA (1st Class Honours) Communications Studies

A New Sphere for Historical Rhetoric: The Medieval Rhetoric of Hildegard of Bingen and Catherine of Siena
BA (1st Class Honours) Communications Studies

Photography and the Tourist Gaze: A Visual Analysis of Himalayan Images
BA (1st Class Honours) Communications Studies

Re-Conceptualizing Reasonableness: R. V. Lavallee and Self-Defence in Canada
BA (1st Class Honours) Law and Society 

Gender and Sexuality within Islam
BA (1st Class Honours) Law and Society 

In the Name of National Security: An Analysis of the Effects of the Security Certificate Process on Civil Liberties from a Foucauldian Perspective
BA (Honours) Law and Society

The Emergent Paradigm: Complexity and Modeling in the Social Sciences
BA (1st Class Honours) Science, Technology, and Society

Translating Childbirth: A Feminist Literary Analysis of Preparations for Motherhood
BA (1st Class Honours) Women's Studies 

Who Will Rear the Space Age Baby? A Feminist Analysis of Pro-Life and Pro Choice Literature in Calgary
BA (1st Class Honours) Women's Studies


Pharmacists’ Narratives of Opiate-Addicted Patients on Methadone
BA (1st Class Honours) Communications Studies

Film and the Holocaust: Marketing and Distribution Strategies in Hollywood
BA (1st Class Honours) Communications Studies

The Rant: A Controversial Simulation of Canadian Identity within a Postmodern Context
BA (Honours) Communications Studies

What US Weekly is Selling: Consumption, Ideology, and the Construction of Identity in the Mass Media
BA (Honours) Communications Studies

A Temporal Look at Israel: The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai
BA (Honours) Communications Studies

The Socio-Rhetorical Influences on Baltasar Gracian’s Oracle
BA (Honours) Communications Studies

The Non-language Based Communication of Intercultural Couples in Japan
BA (Honours) Communications Studies

Faking the Real: An analysis of romance reality television mimicking real life
BA (Honours) Communications Studies

War of Words: A Mythic Analysis of the Rhetoric of the 2003 Iraq War
BA (Honours) Communications Studies  

Rhetoric and Resistance: An Analysis of Harold Cardinal’s The Unjust Society
BA (Honours) Communications Studies

Ethnic Community Development: Implications and Opportunities for Ghanaians in Calgary
BA (Honours) Development Studies

Fitting a Round Peg Into a Square Hole: Native Culture in the Canadian Legal System
BA (Honours) Law and Society

The Compatibility of Acupuncture in the Western World
BSc (1st Class Honours) Science, Technology & Society

Ideological Constructions of Place: The Conflict over Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
BA (1st Class Honours) Urban Studies

Radical Doubt of the Rational Self: A Feminist Response to Postmodern Critiques of Enlightenment
BA (1st Class Honours) Women’s Studies

2002 - 2003

Dreamer on a Crazy Train: Ozzy Osbourne and Heavy Metal Music 
BA (Honours) Communications Studies

An Analysis of Feminine Ideals and Feminist Ideology within Advertisements in Seventeen 
BA (Honours) Communications Studies

In Our Own Backyard: A Study of Western Canada's Eugenics Movement and its Key Supporters 
BA (Honours) Communications Studies

ICTs, Advocacy Networks, and the Zapatistas: The Shift Towards an Information and Communication Strategy 
BA (Honours) Communications Studies

Rhetoric Outline: The Web Designer's Web Site 
BA (Honours) Communications Studies

We Are All Made of Stars: Complexity and the Flow of Consciousness 
BA (Honours) Communications Studies

Celebrating Resistance: A Performance Studies Analysis of the Calgary G8 Protests 
BA (Honours) Communications Studies

Raising Our Sights: An Examination 
BA (1st Class Honours) Communications Studies

CIDA's Human Rights Policy for China: A Study of Human Rights Development Policy and Practices 
BA (Honours) Development Studies

Distinguishing the Limits of the Democratic Right to Dissent: An Analysis of the McDonald Commission 
BA (Honours) Law and Society

2001 - 2002

Our Voice Must Be Seen To Be Heard: Contemporary Native Art in Canadian Society
BA (1st Class Honours) Canadian Studies

PentePop: Church Growth in the New Millennium
BA (Honours) Communications Studies

The Media and Social Protest: A Study of the Calgary Herald’s Coverage of the 
Summit of the Americas
BA (1st Class Honours) Communications Studies

The Lost Voice: Karel Kryl’s Poetic Struggle Against Oppression in Czechoslovakia, 1944-1994
BA (Honours) Communications Studies

The Empty Promise: Work-Life Balance in a Modern Technology Corporation
BA (1st Class Honours) Communications Studies

Intentional Communities: Alternative Cultures and Their Lessons
BA (Honours) Communications Studies and Development Studies

Developing and Assessing an Integrated Theory of Empowerment: Interviews with CPIRG Activists
BA (1st Class Honours) Development Studies

Education in Rural Northern Ghana
BA (Honours) Development Studies

Rwandese Refugees, Militarized Camps, and Challenges Facing the UNHCR
BA (Honours) Development Studies

Bases & Brothels: U.S. Military Involvement in the Asian Sex Trade
BA (Honours) Development Studies

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: Challenges to Returnee Reintegration and Development
BA (Honours) Development Studies

Tom Flanagan? Second Thoughts: A Pragmatic Defense of Aboriginal Justice
BA (1st Class Honours) Law and Society

Justice in the Gulf: Did the Americans Violate International Law in the Bombing of the Al-Amariyah Shelter and the Attack on Withdrawing Iraqi Troops?
BA (Honours) Law and Society

Proposal Samples

Forms & Deadlines

The following deadlines constitute part of these Guidelines. Forms 2-4 will be forwarded to the Supervisor/Committee Members prior to their respective due dates. The Supervisor should ensure that all forms are returned to the Administrative Assistant for the Honours Program.

* For specific dates, please consult the Administrative Assistant for the Honours Program.