Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2012/2013)
9.6 Communication Studies

www.mun.ca/interdisciplinary/communications/

Program Co-ordinator: Dr. E. Warkentin, Head, Department of German and Russian

This inter-disciplinary Major program is offered to students for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts. It is offered in conjunction with a major or a minor in a single discipline.

The Communication Studies program aims to provide explanatory frameworks and critical methodologies, drawn from a variety of disciplines, for understanding how communication and media are integral to the changing relationships between a variety of agents and agencies, from the individual to the nation-state and from personal interactions to international relations.

Communication Studies course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Arts section under Course Descriptions, Communication Studies.

9.6.1 Program and Regulations

Students who major in Communication Studies shall complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in courses which shall include 9 credit hours in Core Courses and 27 credit hours in at least 3 different disciplines as outlined below.

9.6.1.1 Core Courses

Students who major in Communication Studies shall complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in courses which shall include the following:

  1. Communication Studies 2000

  2. Communication Studies 2001

  3. Communication Studies 4000

9.6.1.2 Additional Credit Hours

Students are required to complete an additional 27 credit hours in at least 3 different disciplines and chosen from the lists below including:

  1. a maximum of 12 credit hours from List B;

  2. a maximum of 12 credit hours at the 2000 level in addition to Communication Studies 2000 and Communication Studies 2001;

  3. a minimum of 9 credit hours at the 3000 level; and

  4. a minimum of 3 credit hours at the 4000 level in addition to Communication Studies 4000.

9.6.1.3 Elective Courses

Courses may be selected from the following two lists and/or as approved by the Program Coordinator.

  • List A
  • Anthropology 3630 or Sociology 3630: New Media Methods in Social Research
  • Computer Science 2000: Collective and Emergent Behaviour
  • English 2700: Writing and Gender I
  • Folklore 1060: Folklore and Culture
  • Folklore 3850: Material Culture
  • Folklore 3930: Folklore and Popular Culture
  • Gender Studies 2005: Identities and Difference
  • Gender Studies 3005: Feminist Texts, Theories and Histories
  • Linguistics 2100: Language and Communication
  • Philosophy 2571: Technology
  • Philosophy 3600: Philosophy of the Humanities
  • Philosophy 3620: Philosophy of Art
  • Philosophy 4250: Seminar in Metaphysics and Epistemology
  • Philosophy 4300: Seminar in Ethics
  • Political Science 3350: Public Opinion and Voting
  • Political Science 3860: Media and Politics in Canada
  • Religious Studies 2812: Religion and Popular Culture
  • Sociology 2120: Technology and Society
  • Sociology 2210: Communication and Culture
  • Sociology 4107: Women and Technological Change
  • Any Special Topics courses approved for inclusion in this list by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Arts, upon the recommendation of the Program Co-ordinator.
  • List B
  • English 2850: What is Film?
  • English 2851: Introduction to Film Form and Film Theory
  • English 3813: Theories of National Cinema
  • German 3000: German Film I
  • German 3001: German Film II
  • German 3002: Post-Wall Cinema
  • German 3003: DEFA, The Cinema of East Germany
  • History 3748: History of Film: The American Cinema
  • History 3790: Reel American History: US History through its Films, 1895-1945
  • History 3795: Reel American History: US History through its Films since WWII
  • History 4695: The Middle Ages on Film
  • Philosophy 2581: Philosophy of Film
  • Religious Studies 1022: Jesus in Film
  • Russian 3023: Post-Soviet Russia: Media and Film
  • Any Special Topics courses approved for inclusion in this list by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Arts, upon the recommendation of the Program Co-ordinator.

The normal departmental prerequisites are applicable, but Department Heads may waive course prerequisites in cases where alternate preparation can be demonstrated.