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Department of Communication Studies

Communication Studies is one of the largest, 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. The program reflects six areas of teaching and research strength:
  • 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 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.
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Your Experience and Career Guide

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you. Explore the following experience and career guides to learn ways you can extend your classroom experience into the world and the career opportunities available to you: