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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 22, 2016
Canadian Excellence

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. The undergraduate program offers six concentrations: media and communication history; media and cultural theory; visual communication; global communication; cultural and creative industries; and digital media studies. The graduate 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.

Master of Arts in Communication Studies

Cultural Studies


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Jeremy Hunsinger, Communication Studies Jeremy Hunsinger received his Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech in 2009. His background is in ethics, political theory, and critical internet studies with an emphasis on questions of globalization, technological governance/policy, ICTS as infrastructure, and the politics of knowledge. His research agenda analyzes the transformations of knowledge in the modes of production in the information age. He recently co-edited a special issue on Learning and Research in Virtual Worlds for Learning, Media, & Technology. He co-edited the International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments and the International Handbook of Internet Research and has edited or contributed to several other volumes. Currently, he is working on the Routledge Handbook of Social Media, a special issue on cultures in virtual worlds, and an edited volume on virtual worlds.
Supervisory Areas
-critical internet studies
-social media, virtual worlds
-internet politics/policy
-internet research methods
-interpretive methods

Jeremy Hunsinger
Assistant Professor,
Communication Studies