Communication Studies Course Lists

Practicum Courses: Communication Studies

Practicum courses in the Department focus on the development of creative media practices within the context of Communication Studies research based in the humanities and social sciences. These courses include weekly lectures, readings, critical analysis, workshops, seminars, screenings, and presentations. First‑year courses include an average of three hours of creative laboratories per week. Second‑ and third‑year courses include an average of eight hours of creative labs and/or fieldwork per week.
COMS 274 Communication Media: Intermedia I (3.00)
COMS 276 Communication Media: Sound I (3.00)
COMS 284 Communication Media: Moving Images I (3.00)
COMS 374 Communication Media: Intermedia II (6.00)
COMS 376 Communication Media: Sound II (6.00)
COMS 384 Communication Media: Moving Images II (6.00)
COMS 393 Communication Media: Special Topics (3.00)
COMS 475 Communication Media: Intermedia III (3.00)
COMS 477 Communication Media: Sound III (3.00)
COMS 484 Communication Media: Moving Images III (3.00)
COMS 491 Communication Media: Portfolio (3.00)
COMS 493 Communication Media: Advanced Topics (3.00)

Studies Courses: Communication Studies

Studies courses in the Department offer theoretical and critical understandings of social, cultural, formal, and other aspects of human communication and media. These courses may include weekly lectures, readings, critical analyses, seminars, screenings, and presentations.
COMS 205 Effective Communication Skills (3.00)
COMS 220 History of Communication and Media (3.00)
COMS 225 Media Institutions and Policies (3.00)
COMS 240 Communication Theory (3.00)
COMS 301 Selected Topics in National Cinemas (3.00)
COMS 304 Selected Topics in Film Studies (3.00)
COMS 305 Media Criticism (3.00)
COMS 307 Scriptwriting for Media (3.00)
COMS 308 Selected Topics in Video (3.00)
COMS 309 Studies in Documentary (3.00)
COMS 310 Media Genres (3.00)
COMS 319 Media Literacy (3.00)
COMS 324 Communication Analysis of Environment (3.00)
COMS 325 Approaches to Communication Research (3.00)
COMS 333 Games, Media and Culture (3.00)
COMS 352 Media Policy in Canada (3.00)
COMS 354 Youth and Media (3.00)
COMS 355 Media and New Technology (3.00)
COMS 357 Media and Critical Theory (3.00)
COMS 360 Mass Media (3.00)
COMS 361 Propaganda (3.00)
COMS 362 Psychology of Communication (3.00)
COMS 365 History of Sound Recording (3.00)
COMS 367 Media and Cultural Context (3.00)
COMS 368 Media and Gender (3.00)
COMS 369 Visual Communication and Culture (3.00)
COMS 370 Advertising and the Consumer Culture (3.00)
COMS 371 Public Relations: Principles and Problems (3.00)
COMS 372 Theories of Public Discourse (3.00)
COMS 373 Topics in Media and Cultural History (3.00)
COMS 394 Communication Studies Apprenticeship I (3.00)
COMS 395 Communication Studies Apprenticeship II (3.00)
COMS 398 Selected Topics in Communication Studies (3.00)
COMS 399 Selected Topics in Communication Studies (6.00)
COMS 407 Advanced Scriptwriting for Media (3.00)
COMS 410 Acoustic Communication and Design (3.00)
COMS 411 Sexuality and Public Discourse (3.00)
COMS 412 Discourses of Dissent (3.00)
COMS 413 Cultures of Production (3.00)
COMS 414 Production Administration (3.00)
COMS 415 Advanced Topics in the Photographic Image (3.00)
COMS 416 Advanced Media Criticism (3.00)
COMS 418 Cultures of Globalization (3.00)
COMS 419 Communications and Indigenous Peoples (3.00)
COMS 420 Reception Studies (3.00)
COMS 421 Communicative Performances and Interventions (3.00)
COMS 422 Perspectives on the Information Society (3.00)
COMS 423 Media Art and Aesthetics (3.00)
COMS 424 Alternative Media (3.00)
COMS 425 Advanced Seminar in Cultural Studies (3.00)
COMS 426 Television Studies (3.00)
COMS 427 Social Media Platforms and Policy (3.00)
COMS 434 Advanced Topics in Film Studies (3.00)
COMS 435 Advanced Topics in Documentary (3.00)
COMS 437 Media Forecast (3.00)
COMS 453 Communication Ethics (3.00)
COMS 455 Food, Media and Culture (3.00)
COMS 456 News, Media and Power (3.00)
COMS 460 Political Communication (3.00)
COMS 461 Organizational Communication (3.00)
COMS 462 Communication, Culture, and Popular Art (3.00)
COMS 463 Semiotics (3.00)
COMS 464 Race, Ethnicity and Media (3.00)
COMS 465 Rhetoric and Communication (3.00)
COMS 468 Communications, Development and Colonialism (3.00)
COMS 472 Communication Technologies and Gender (3.00)
COMS 473 International Communication (3.00)
COMS 496 Directed Study I (3.00)
COMS 497 Directed Study II (3.00)
COMS 498 Advanced Topics in Communication Studies (3.00)
COMS 499 Advanced Topics in Communication Studies (6.00)

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