Undergraduate advising


New students

Welcome to the Communication Studies department. As you begin your studies, you can consult the information on this page to ensure you complete your first-year requirements and set the foundation to stay on track for the rest of your degree. 

Starting off on the right foot

  • This session will introduce you to your department and provide important information for your academic journey.

Courses

The following courses are the core courses that you will be required to take as a new student in the Department of Communication Studies next year. Spaces in the following sections have been reserved for you. 

A full-time student takes between 12 and 15 credits a term (4-5 courses). Students who wish or need to maintain full time status are advised to begin the Fall term with 12 credits (4 courses). Once comfortable you can register for 15 credits (5 courses) in the winter. 

Communication Studies (BA) First-Year Courses

We highly recommend separating the 6 following required introductory COMS courses evenly and taking 9 credits (3 courses) in the fall term and 9 credits (3 courses) in the winter term. In addition, do not take Moving Images and Intermedia in the same term.

Each required introductory course is for 3 credits and has a tutorial or lab component. Please note these courses are not offered in the summer.

  • COMS 205 – Effective Communication Skills (tutorial component)
  • COMS 220 – History of Communication and Media (tutorial component)
  • COMS 240 – Communication Theory (tutorial component)
  • COMS 274 – Communication Media: Intermedia I (lab component)
  • COMS 276 – Communication Media: Sound I (lab component)
  • COMS 284 – Communication Media: Moving Images I (lab component)

 

Sample Schedules

Example 1

Fall – Term 1

  • COMS 220
  • COMS 240
  • COMS 284
  • Elective

Winter – Term 2

  • COMS 205
  • COMS 274
  • COMS 276
  • Elective

Example 2

Fall – Term 1

  • COMS 205
  • COMS 274
  • COMS 276
  • Elective

Winter – Term 2

  • COMS 220
  • COMS 240
  • COMS 284
  • Elective

Communication and Cultural Studies (BA) First Year Courses

We highly recommend separating the 4 following required introductory COMS courses evenly and taking 6 credits (2 courses) in the fall term and 6 credits (2 courses) in the winter term. Important to note: COMS 225 must be taken in the fall.  

Each required introductory course is for 3 credits and most have a tutorial component. Please note these courses are not offered in the summer. 

  • COMS 225 – Media Institutions and Policies (offered only in the fall)
  • COMS 205 – Effective Communication Skills (tutorial component) 
  • COMS 220 – History of Communication and Media (tutorial component) 
  • COMS 240 – Communication Theory (tutorial component)

Current students

The following are checklists to track your courses and ensure that you are satisfying your degree requirements. 

 

Contact

Undergraduate Advisor
Marcella Di Claudio
ugradcoms@concordia.ca
514-848-2424 ext. 5055

To find additional advising information and forms
Student Academic Services (SAS)

 

 

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