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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 21, 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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Judith Nicholson, Communication Studies Dr. Judith A. Nicholsonís research interests include narratives of innovation and progress in the recent history of mobile communication. A current research project examines mobile digital culture in the aftermath of camera-for-gun amnesties. A manuscript under development draws from her award-winning dissertation, entitled Killing Time: Cellphone Use and Racialized Viewing in North America from Dick Tracy to Abu Ghraib and Beyond.
Supervisory Areas
-mobiles & mobile practices
-telecommunications history
-critical race theory
-lynching history & imagery
-nonverbal communication

Judith Nicholson
Assistant Professor,
Communication Studies