Explore the character and development of today's diverse media and communication landscape, focusing on media's social implications and how they shape how we see and understand the world.
The Communication Studies program is organized around three main themes: media, culture, and society; critical technology studies; and politics and policy. Courses explore the social and cultural implications of media systems, theories and methods to analyze communication processes, and changes in communication technologies as they relate to economic, political, and social developments. Your studies will provide you with new skills in communication analysis and in-depth knowledge of the increasingly complex field of communication as it pertains to issues related to cultures, politics, identity, governance, communities and society in general. While the emphasis is on developing critical and analytical perspectives on communication rather than vocational training, the program helps build skills and knowledge central to professional practice and community engagement.
Faculty: Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Honours, Double Major, International Bachelor of Arts (iBA)
Yes (Honours Only)
We teach you to be future leaders, equipped with sharp critical and analytical skills, broad knowledge, and creative thinking. Communication applies to all areas of life, and upon graduating you will have many career options at your disposal in the public and private sectors, as well as be equipped for the quickly shifting nature of employment in today’s job market. The program also provides a strong platform to apply for advanced degrees, either in a graduate program, or in a vocational communication program (e.g. advertising, public relations, publishing, broadcasting, and journalism.)
|Brand Manager||Campaign Coordinator||Copywriter|
|Corporate Communications||Corporate Trainer||Event Planner|
|Journalist||Media Producer||Media Strategist|
|Policy Analyst or Advisor||Social Justice Communications||Social Media Coordinator|