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Graduate Studies Calendar 2012-2013 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions C Communications Studies COMS
Communications Studies COMS

Instruction offered by the Department of Communication and Culture in the Faculty of Arts.

Graduate Courses

Note: Not all courses will be offered each year.

Communications Studies 601       Interdisciplinary Approaches to Communications Studies
An overview of theories, problematics and approaches in the field of communications studies.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
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Communications Studies 603       Media Studies
Theories and perspectives in the study of media production, industries, genres, and reception.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
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Communications Studies 605       Organizational Communication
An examination of the application of theory and methodology of administrative communication processes in complex organizations.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
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Communications Studies 607       Socio-Cultural Approaches to Communication
Theoretical perspectives on communication as a symbolic process that produces and reproduces shared meanings, social practices, and social structures.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
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Communications Studies 609       Communication Law
An examination of the operation of Canadian law as it relates to the areas of telecommunications, broadcasting and other media.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
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Communications Studies 613       Communication Theory
An examination of the major perspectives in communication theory through a historical analysis of classic works and an overview of contemporary approaches and applications.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
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Communications Studies 615       Research Methods
A survey of research methods appropriate to the study of communication and culture.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
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Communications Studies 619       Communication 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.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
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Communications Studies 623       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.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
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Communications Studies 625       Interpersonal and Small Group Communication
An examination of the theory and research concerning communication processes in face-to-face and small group interaction. Provides opportunities to develop effective practical skills.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
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Communications Studies 627       Media and Politics
An examination of political communication in traditional and new media, focusing on the interrelationships of media, political thought, and  behaviour.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
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Communications Studies 629       Communication Management
An examination of communication management in business organizations. Looks at topics such as marketing, public relations and advertising in the context of rapidly changing business environments.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
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Communications Studies 641       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.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
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Communications Studies 703       Selected Topics in Media and Film Studies
Topics will vary based on current research and faculty expertise.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Communications Studies 705       Selected Topics in Social Contexts of Science and Technology
Topics will vary based on current research and faculty expertise.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Communications Studies 707       Selected topics in Socio-Cultural Approaches to Communication
Topics will vary based on current research and faculty expertise.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Communications Studies 711       Directed Studies
A research project under the direction of a faculty member.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
Notes:
May be repeated for credit once.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Communications Studies 713       PhD Theory Seminar
A theory seminar than enables PhD students to focus their research interests and to explore theories that are relevant to their areas of specialization.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
Notes:
Open only to PhD students in Communications Studies and Culture and Society.
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Communications Studies 717       Selected Topics in Communication
A variety of communication topics based on faculty expertise.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Communications Studies 790       Master's Project
A full year course required of all MCS students. Students develop a major research project under the supervision of a faculty member, on the basis of their particular interest.
Course Hours:
F(0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Director.
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