Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Honours BA Communication Studies

The Honours Communication Studies program consists of 20.0 credits, of which a maximum of 12.0 credits may be in the Communication Studies discipline (designated as CS) and a maximum of 6.0 credits may be at the 100 level. The program must include at least 7.5 credits from the CS Core Courses and 2.5 from the CS Program Electives as detailed below:

CS Core Courses (7.5 credits):
CS100, CS101, CS203, CS235, CS400,
One of:
CS401, CS402, CS403, CS405
Plus 4.5 credits
from the following lists of courses with at least 1.0 credit from each category:
Communication History and Theory:
CS204, CS207, CS212, CS304, CS322, CS323, CS325, CS401
Visual Communication: CS202, CS251, CS312, CS341, CS351, CS402
Global Communication and Media:
CS206, CS213, CS260, CS308, CS310, CS315, CS333, CS350, CS352, CS403

CS Program Electives (2.5 senior credits)
Choose from at least three of the following disciplines:
AN312, AN324, AN326, AN328, AN334, AN347
BU208, BU228 (or BU288), BU229 (or BU352), BU472
Classical Studies:
CL214/AR214, CL215/AR215, CL325/AR325
Cultural Studies:
Any senior courses up to a maximum of 1.5 credits
Any senior courses up to a maximum of 1.5 credits
Film Studies: Any senior courses up to a maximum of 1.5 credits
Geography: GG251, GG294, GG366, GG369, GG394
Global Studies: GS221, GS222
HI260, HI342, HI343, HI380, HI381
Languages & Literatures: FR250, LL200, LL201, MI201, MI202, SP220, SP335
North American Studies:
Philosophy: PP201, PP203, PP207, PP215, PP216, PP223, PP225, PP247, PP264
Political Science:
PO240, PO330, PO345, PO349, PO360
PS270, PS272, PS282, PS284, PS366
Religion & Culture:
RE220, RE320
SY305, SY333/AN333
Women & Gender Studies:
WS203, WS205, WS303, WS304, WS305

Additional Information

  1. CS340 and CS429 may be included in the program, subject to the regulations governing Irregular courses.
  2. Students must take CS235 in Year 2. Students who are required to complete a research methods course for a combined honours program, such as geography, political science, psychology or sociology, may have the Research Methods (CS235) requirement waived, provided they substitute another CS Core Course or CS Program Elective for CS235. This must be approved by the department.
  3. Students are advised that senior courses normally have prerequisites.
  4. Students are advised that the department may approve the inclusion of 300 and 400 level courses from cognate disciplines in a particular student's program if the topics are relevant to their course of study (e.g., PP480, SY402, SY404).


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision March 3, 2011: CS206, CS260 added to Core Category; WS305 added to Program Elective; SP335/FS335 cross-listing deleted; HI334* revised to HI380/HI381; effective September 1, 2011.