Curriculum

Year 1

First Year focuses on introducing you to central concepts and genres. You must complete the following courses:

Two required courses:

  • CMN210 Text, Image, and Sound
  • CMN279 Introduction to Professional Communication

Two core electives from ProCom. Not all electives will be offered each year. Choices will include:

  • CMN211 Language and Power
  • CMN225 Communication in Place
  • CMN288 Promotional Communication and Social Media

Two core electives from other programs. These core courses reflect central competencies required for the BA degree. In addition, taking these courses will allow you to start focusing on a communication stream or work towards a Minor.

Three professionally related elective courses. You can choose either elective courses in ProCom at the first year level or elective courses offered by other programs. To assist you with determining a communication stream or to pursue a Minor, we will provide you with guidance in your selection.

One liberal elective-Table A.

All undergraduate ProCom course descriptions can be found here: ProCom BA Courses.

Fall Semester Winter Semester
Core: CMN210 Text, Image, and Sound
Core elective
Core elective (external)
Professionally Related Elective
Professionally Related Elective
Core: CMN279 Introduction to Professional Communication
Core elective
Core elective (external)
Professionally Related Elective
Liberal elective-Table A

Year 2

Second year focuses on developing more integration of theory and practice and developing key competencies. You must select and complete the following courses:

Five core required courses:

  • CMN314 Professional Presentations
  • CMN448 Introduction to Visual Communication 
  • CMN222 Digital Discourse and Design
  • CMN215 Messages, Modalities, and Media
  • CMN216 Communication Revolutions

One core elective from another program

These core courses reflect central competencies required for the BA degree.  In addition, taking these courses will allow you to start focusing on a communications stream or work towards a Minor.

One core elective from ProCom. Not all electives will be offered each year.  Choices will include:

  • CMN214 Communication and Language
  • CMN413 Corporate Communications
  • CMN414 Interpersonal Communication in Management
  • CMN443 Contemporary Intercultural Communication
  • CMN450 Participatory Media and Communication

One professionally related elective. You can choose either elective courses at the first or second year level in ProCom or elective courses offered by other programs. To assist you with determining a communication stream or to pursue a Minor, we will provide you with guidance in your selection.

Two liberal electives-Table A.

All undergraduate ProCom course descriptions can be found here: ProCom BA Courses.

Fall Semester Winter Semester
Core: CMN314 Professional Presentations
Core: CMN222 Digital Discourse and Design
Core: CMN215 Messages, Modalities, and Media
Core Elective
Liberal elective-Table A
Core: CMN216 Communication Revolutions
Core: CMN448 Introduction to Visual Communication
Core elective (external)
Professionally Related Elective
Liberal elective-Table A

Year 3

Year Three once again integrates theory and practice but also includes more actual application.

You must select and complete the following courses:

Four core required courses:

  • CMN323 Introduction to Professional Practice
  • CMN324 Strategic Storytelling in Industry
  • CMN315 Issues in Communication and the Workplace
  • CMN325 New Media in the Workplace

Two core electives from ProCom. Not all electives will be offered each year. Choices include:

  • CMN305 Strategic Public Relations in Professional Communication Contexts
  • CMN306 Risk and Crisis Communication
  • CMN317 Governance in the Information Society
  • CMN321 Technical Comm as Knowledge Translation
  • CMN447 Communication and Law
  • CMN600 Science, Communication and Society

Two open electives. You can choose elective courses in ProCom at the first, second or third year level or elective courses offered by other programs. To assist you with determining a communication stream or to pursue a Minor, we will provide you with guidance in your selection.

Two liberal electives-Table B

All undergraduate ProCom course descriptions can be found here: ProCom BA Courses.

Fall Semester Winter Semester
Core: CMN323 Introduction to Professional Practice
Core: CMN315 Issues in Communication and the Workplace
Core elective
Open elective
Liberal elective-Table B
Core: CMN324 Strategic Storytelling in Industry
Core: CMN325 New Media in the Workplace
Core elective
Open elective
Liberal elective-Table B

Year 4

Year Four provides a capstone experience for students.

You must select and complete the following courses:

Three core required courses

  • CMN480 Research Methods in ProCom I
  • CMN490 Research Methods in ProCom II
  • CMN402 Theorizing Communication

Three core electives from ProCom. Not all electives will be offered each year. Choices will include:

  • CMN316 Questioning Numbers
  • CMN403 Visual Semiotics
  • CMN411 Special Topics in ProCom
  • CMN405 Oral Advocacy
  • CMN406 Communication in an Indigenous Context
  • CMN408 Proposal and Grant Writing

Two open electives. You can choose elective courses in ProCom at the second, third or fourth year level or elective courses offered by other programs. To assist you with determining a communication stream or to pursue a Minor, we will provide you with guidance in your selection.

One liberal elective-Table B

All undergraduate ProCom course descriptions can be found here: ProCom BA Courses.

Fall Semester Winter Semester
Core: CMN480 Research Methods in ProCom I
Core: CMN402 Theorizing Communication

Core elective
Open elective
Open elective
Liberal elective-Table A

Core: CMN490 Research Methods in ProCom II
Core elective
Core elective
Open elective
Liberal elective-Table B