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Department of Communication Studies

Communication Studies is the largest program in the Faculty of Arts and is one of the most in-demand programs at Laurier.

We study the intersection of language, media and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective and train students in the histories, theories, and methodologies of Communication Studies.

Our Programs

The undergraduate Communication Studies program offers six concentrations:

  • media and communication history
  • media and cultural theory
  • visual communication
  • global communication
  • cultural and creative industries
  • digital media studies

The graduate Communication Studies program enables students to pursue a substantial research project and also offers a co-op option where students complete a communications-related work term as part of their studies.

The Department of Communication Studies also offers a combined BA in Cultural Studies. Like Communication Studies, Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program and is particularly concerned with interrogating issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, and power as they manifest in cultural forms and practices. These issues are taken up in courses on a diversity of topics ranging from cartoons and popular music to monsters and remix culture.