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  • CMN 100 - Professional Health Communication
    This workshop course, especially designed for students studying public health, occupational health, and social work, stresses effective communication in professionally relevant forms and contexts. The course explores the complex relationships between communicators, audiences, and varying discursive practices. Students will be introduced to fundamental concepts of rhetoric, document design, professional writing, research, and analysis and use them to persuasively communicate discipline-specific information and goals to diverse audiences.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • CMN 114 - Short Management Reports
    This writing intensive workshop course helps students gain the proficiency needed to meet the reporting demands of the contemporary workplace. Participants will learn to analyze their audience and purpose while writing informative and persuasive documents such as instructional reports, personnel reports, informal proposals, and analytical reports. A module on planning, delivering professionally related oral presentations to peers, management and industry partners completes this workshop course.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • CMN 124 - Communication in BTM
    This course emphasizes analysis, organization, tone, style and strategy in the development of effective written and oral communications. Data collection and report documentation are included. This course is specifically designed for students in the Business Technology Management program.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • CMN 200 - The Craft of Professional Writing
    This course introduces students to genres and styles of professional writing across organizations and industries. Considering the planning, process, and production of communication texts in professional and creative settings, topics include the variety of written professional texts, audience analysis, message purpose, selection of medium and channel, the editing/revision process, and collaborative writing. This course gives students creative and conceptual tools to develop theoretical and strategic approaches to professional writing.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Custom Requisites: Available only to Professional Communication students.
  • CMN 201 - Retail Management Communication
    This workshop course introduces students to the theory and strategies of successful written and oral communications in retail management. Students apply communication theory in a variety of activities based on specific professional situations, and practice selecting and organizing pertinent information. They learn to express ideas clearly, develop sensitivity to audience and tone, and produce oral and written messages that are well received and acted upon in the manner intended by the author.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • CMN 207 - Communication in Hospitality and Tourism Management
    The workshop course, especially designed for students in the Hospitality and Tourism Management program, introduces students to the strategies of successful communication in professional practice. Students develop an awareness of audience and tone. They learn to select and organize pertinent information, and to express ideas clearly and persuasively.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • CMN 210 - Text, Image and Sound
    In the contemporary city we are surrounded by media and artifacts that attempt to persuade us to buy, believe or behave in certain ways. This course provides students with analytical tools to understand how text, image and sound combine to create persuasive objects. Using concepts, issues, and theory, this course focuses on the design and use of media in urban space and how text, image, and sound interact to create meaningful urban experiences.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: FCD 210
    Custom Requisites: Available only to Professional Communication and Creative Industries students
  • CMN 211 - Language and Power
    Powerful texts such as influential news stories, government policies and legal decisions help shape our lives. Using concepts from critical discourse analysis, this course introduces students to the basic analytical vocabulary and tools to understand ways that powerful texts work. Students will learn to identify the linguistic techniques that characterize the important documents that affect our social worlds. They will have opportunities to respond to these texts.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: Available only to Professional Communication and Creative Industries
  • CMN 213 - Texts in Social Contexts
    All texts occur in social contexts. They emerge from and affect their communities of practice. This course provides students with the conceptual tools needed to investigate both the textual (written, oral, visual) and social practices associated with professional communication. Using concepts from genre theory, rhetoric, linguistics and semiotics together with concepts from social theories such as activity system theory and actor-network theory, students will explore issues related to power, agency and ethics in professional communication.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 210
    Custom Requisites: Available only to Professional Communication and Creative Industries students
  • CMN 214 - Communication and Language
    Language functions as both a conveyor of information and a purveyor of social and professional identity. Using English as our language of inquiry, we will study the meaning-making process and consider how different interpretations of meaning are mediated by different linguistic practices shaped by media. Students will be introduced to a range of theoretical perspectives and challenged to apply them to practices that generate discourse communities and consider how those communities comprise organizational cultures and distinctive worldviews.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 200 or CMN 279
    Custom Requisites: Available only to Professional Communication students
  • CMN 215 - Messages, Modalities and Media
    The ability to interpret messages across modalities and media critically is fundamental to the transformation of information into meaningful knowledge. Using principles of discourse analysis and incorporating a range of examples and exercises, students will learn to identify, select, evaluate, and synthesize written and oral messages in ways that recognize the embeddedness of the interpretive process within its larger ethical, social, political and technological dimensions.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 200 or CMN 279
    Custom Requisites: Available only to Professional Communication and Creative Industries students
  • CMN 216 - Communication Revolutions
    Both old and new communication technologies, through "revolutions" or epochs of advancement, have transformed modern culture. From the origins of language to the invention of communication technologies, such as writing, the printing press and the Internet, this course explores the origins, reception and uses of new forms of communication in their historical contexts with attention to their social, political, cognitive and technological impacts.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: Available only to Professional Communication and Creative Industries
  • CMN 222 - Digital Discourse and Design
    Through a combination of writing and design assignments, lectures and discussions, this course explores the practical and theoretical consequences of the creation, delivery, and reception of texts in digital spaces and discusses effective digital writing principles and techniques. The implications of visual and interaction design are examined as they affect digital communication. Students will have the opportunity to work with digital technologies and to critique a range of online texts.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 200 or CMN 279
    Custom Requisites: Available only to students in the Professional Communication program.
  • CMN 225 - Communication in Place

    Where does communication happen? This course examines how place and environment shape the communicative practice. Using concepts from rhetoric, cultural studies and various communication theories, students will develop an understanding of the "communication environment," and how to consider environmental constraints and factors when constructing meaningful messages for audiences. The course uses examples from popular culture, economics, politics, architecture, science, and technology to help students understand the importance of place in the process of communication.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • CMN 230 - Trans Studies and Communication
    This course introduces students to trans issues through an intersectional approach to media analysis and gender studies. Intersectionality provides a theoretical framework to investigate the overlapping experiences of multiple forms of oppression, as well as ongoing resistance to state violence through decolonization and anti-racist activism. Students uncover how trans media production influences health communication and medical access narratives. Students will analyze trans communication in the workplace, in visual culture, and in emerging media creation.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: LL
  • CMN 269 - Countercultural Communication
    This course examines the complex relationships between conventional and countercultural communication practices. Investigating countercultural forms, spaces, and acts such as graffiti, comix, memes, zines, culture jamming, body modification, viral videos, and others, the course considers how novel and often subversive communication practices influence and alter conventional forms. Countercultural communication can drive innovation; its original voices, forms, practices and idioms can be adapted and applied to bring new life and power to conventional contexts and forms.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • CMN 279 - Introduction to Professional Communication
    This case-based, interactive course introduces students to contemporary strategies of successful communication in professional contexts. Students learn how to analyze audience, situation, and medium to create messages that respond to practical challenges and build productive relationships. Students develop sensitivity to language and tone, learn to organize and convey ideas and information, and select the best means to accomplish their intended purposes.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: CMN 124, CMN 201
  • CMN 288 - Communication and Social Media
    Social media provide new opportunities for organizations to build relationships and engage audiences as co-creators through strategic use of relevant platforms to achieve persuasive and participatory communication goals. Students will study communication theory, promotional genres, and social media to understand the principles, benefits and ethics of these interactive, mobile, and immediate communication forms. This course integrates theory and practice; students will demonstrate their understanding of course content through their engagement with social media.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • CMN 300 - Communication in the Computer Industry
    In this workshop course, students learn to present technical information to audiences with a range of technical knowledge. The course teaches students various forms and content strategies relevant to the computer industry so they can communicate clearly and persuasively in online and traditional media. Students analyze and respond to professional situations involving documentation plans, style guides, usability testing and project planning.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • CMN 304 - Career Advancement Communication
    This course aims to develop the communication skills and strategies necessary to meet the challenges of the current workplace. With particular focus on the job search and career development, course content covers such topics as research and interviewing, persuasive writing and speaking, developing a professional image and making effective communication decisions.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • CMN 305 - Strategic Public Relations In ProCom
    This course examines the principles and application of effective public relations. Students will study the concepts underlying public relations and how to employ them in strategic planning, image management, advocacy, and media interaction. Pedagogy will be case-based and include simulation activities.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 100 or CMN 114 or CMN 124 or CMN 200 or CMN 201 or CMN 207 or CMN 279 or CMN 300 or CMN 373 or THM 200 or Direct Entry
    Antirequisites: RTA 917/BDC 917
  • CMN 306 - Risk and Crisis Communication
    All organizations must manage risk and crisis in order to avoid damage or ruin. This course investigates the components of risk and crisis management and the channels and media available to communicate related messages to an organization's audiences. Using case studies and practical applications, students will understand and analyze the process of perceiving, handling, and communicating about risk and crisis and gain experience in these areas through simulation.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 100 or CMN 114 or CMN 124 or CMN 200 or CMN 201 or CMN 207 or CMN 279 or CMN 300 or CMN 373 or THM 200 or Direct Entry
  • CMN 310 - Communication with Colour
    Because colour lies at the heart of visual persuasion, understanding it equips one with a practical edge for the twenty-first century workplace. Colour is a critical factor in all modern communication industries, from design to mass media and print. This upper level course analyzes colour across media and historical registers. Students use practical techniques and visual analysis to understand colour in advertising and communications.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 448 or CMN 601 or RTA 210 or MPC 201 or IDF 100
  • CMN 313 - Organizational Report Writing
    Organizational report writing focuses on the selection, treatment and solution of a complex problem in an organization, through the development and preparation of a formal, analytical report. Students learn to propose solutions to an identifiable problem, customize a message for multiple audiences, create a work plan, apply primary and secondary research methods, and structure an argument logically and persuasively. Students will strengthen their critical thinking skills as they evaluate findings and formulate conclusions and recommendations.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 100 or CMN 114 or CMN 124 or CMN 200 or CMN 201 or CMN 207 or CMN 210 or CMN 279 or CMN 300 or CMN 373 or Direct Entry
  • CMN 314 - Professional Presentations
    Successful professionals achieve their objectives by consistently designing and delivering meaningful presentations to diverse, demanding audiences. Students learn to structure content coherently, develop poise and confidence, and employ technology in a sophisticated way to connect with their listeners.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 100 or CMN 124 or CMN 200 or CMN 201 or CMN 207 or CMN 279 or CMN 300 or CMN 373 or Direct Entry
  • CMN 315 - Issues in Organizational Communication
    Effective communication has always been an essential component of business. It is particularly important today, when business people communicate in increasingly complex and diverse workplaces. They must deal with ethical dilemmas, intensifying organizational change, global and multicultural partners, increased specialization, and constant technological developments. Using practical examples and case studies, this course both explores communication challenges that business professionals face today and helps them develop strategies and practices designed for the contemporary workplace.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 100 or CMN 114 or CMN 124 or CMN 200 or CMN 201 or CMN 207 or CMN 279 or CMN 300 or CMN 373 or Direct Entry
  • CMN 316 - Questioning Numbers
    The course examines how political and professional agendas shape the collection and reporting of statistical data and the techniques for assessing the validity of quantitative research. Students will learn to think critically about the use of numbers in both professional settings and daily life and to develop skills necessary to understand and craft messages that communicate the results of numerically based research to public and professional audiences. .
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 100 or CMN 114 or CMN 124 or CMN 200 or CMN 201 or CMN 207 or CMN 279 or CMN 300 or CMN 373 or Direct Entry
  • CMN 317 - Governance in the Information Society
    The shift from industrial to information society is characterized by the integration of information and information technologies into the political process, the economy, health, and other areas. While information technologies open up possibilities for citizens to engage in public life, they also offer regulatory institutions modes of monitoring and controlling citizens. This course examines the relationship between information technologies and governance, and develops students' capacity to engage critically with competing notions of the information society.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 100 or CMN 114 or CMN 124 or CMN 200 or CMN 201 or CMN 207 or CMN 279 or CMN 300 or CMN 373 or Direct Entry
  • CMN 321 - Tech Comm as Knowledge Translation
    Technical communicators are often involved in the practice of knowledge translation. Working with other subject matter specialists technical communicators are charged with assisting in developing new knowledge (digital, medical, scientific etc.) but also with sharing that knowledge with other often non-technical audiences. Using rhetorical (text and image) and linguistic perspectives, this advanced course offers students the opportunity to investigate, practice and critique the genres and practices associated with technical communication.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 313 or CMN 323
    Custom Requisites: Available only to Professional Communication and Creative Industries students.
  • CMN 323 - Introduction to Professional Practice
    This course introduces students to the practice of professional communication within and between organizations. Students will examine the variety of forms that professional communication takes and explore the role of communication professionals in organizations. Focusing on the needs of specific organizations, students will consult with clients, conduct a stakeholder/audience analysis, and produce a formal report and presentation.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 222 and CMN 314
    Custom Requisites: Available only to Professional Communication students
  • CMN 324 - Strategic Storytelling in Industry
    Stories are vibrant forms of expression that can engage others, promote values, encourage creativity, and inspire action. Students will learn the power and craft of storytelling as a professional communication strategy. Students will analyze basic concepts of narratology, examine case studies that illustrate a range of storytelling principles and practices, master a set of techniques for successful storytelling, and consider how new technologies suggest new ways of telling stories.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 200 or CMN 279
    Custom Requisites: Available only to Professional Communication and Creative Industries students
  • CMN 325 - Communication and the Digital Enterprise
    To be successful in today's workplace requires an understanding of how to effectively identify, communicate, and mobilize data as information and knowledge in the operations of an organization. This course provides students with an opportunity to explore the effects of digital data on changing organizational knowledge and social structures. Students will learn to apply the fundamentals of oral, visual and written communication within digital media environments of text, audio, video, database, and virtual worlds.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 200 or CMN 279
    Custom Requisites: Available only to Professional Communication and Creative Industries students
  • CMN 373 - Fashion Communication: Professional Approaches
    In this course for the Fashion Communication and Design options, students learn fundamental concepts which are applied to correspondence, reports, oral presentations, media relations, and the job search. The emphasis is on analyzing audience and purpose; controlling language, style, and tone; and choosing communication strategies appropriate to a variety of professional situations.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • CMN 376 - ProCom Internship
    In the internship Professional Communication students have the opportunity to gain insight into professional practice. The internship will be 240 to 320 hours and scheduled in May and June between second and fourth year. The internship is optional with admission at the discretion of the internship committee. Students will be required to write a series of weekly journals and a final reflective internship report. Minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) required for consideration.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • CMN 402 - Theorizing Communication
    This foundational course introduces students to the main schools of thought that comprise communication theory. Its objectives are to understand the interdisciplinary complexity that constitutes communication studies, to appreciate how theories allow scholars to build a body of knowledge in an organized and synthesized way, and to explore how the theories presented have implications and applications in our own lives as communicators.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 323 or CMN 313
    Custom Requisites: Restriction: Available only to Professional Communication and Creative Industries.
  • CMN 403 - Visual Semiotics
    Every day, we are bombarded by an array of visual messages in the world around us. We meet these images with an equally remarkable number of responses. This course focuses on this very phenomenon. It addresses how images are meaningful, manipulative, and connected with the communicative discourses that govern them. It explores visual semiotics and discourse through the work of many writers including Charles Sanders Peirce, Roland Barthes and many contemporary writers.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 448. Available only to Professional Communication
    Antirequisites: SEM 102
  • CMN 405 - Oral Advocacy
    Throughout their careers professionals are required to speak persuasively to a variety of audiences - customers, investors, employees, local communities, and government agencies - to gain approval and, typically, funding for a project or plan. This course focuses on the use of effective argumentation, audience analysis, platform manner, and visual support for persuasive presentations. In addition, students will learn strategies for the question/answer segment and effective team presentations in a persuasive context.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 314. Available only to Professional Communication and Creative Industries
  • CMN 406 - Communication in an Indigenous Context
    This course studies the nature and function of communication by, for, and about Indigenous peoples in both historical and contemporary settings. Students will take an expansive view of both text and textual analysis as they explore material culture (rock art, birchbark scrolls, wampum belts), historical documents and narratives (oral histories), policies and legal documents (treaties, statutes), and popular media representations. Indigenous theory will be the guiding framework for the course, but students will also be exposed to a range of other theoretical perspectives.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 200 or CMN 279
  • CMN 408 - Proposal and Grant Writing
    This course provides an introduction to the multidimensional processes of grant-seeking and the strategic principles of writing proposals for venture support. From the perspective of both grant seekers and multidisciplinary peer-review audiences, students will learn how to identify and target funding sources/opportunities, translate project goals and problem statements into clear objectives and hypotheses, and coordinate activities to plan, develop, structure, and articulate feasible and conceptually innovative proposals.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 313 or CMN 323
    Custom Requisites: Available only to Professional Communication and Creative Industries students
  • CMN 411 - Special Topics in ProCom
    This special topics course examines subjects or issues that are of current concern to business or industries. The course looks in greater depth at themes surveyed more generally in previous communication courses. Students will produce a research paper and will also present their findings and analysis in presentations.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
    Prerequisites: Available only to students in the Faculty of Communication and Design.
  • CMN 413 - Corporate Communications
    How does a company communicate its reputation and image and manage these intangible features when damaged? Through examining high-level communication strategies and products, students develop sensitivity to the language, formats, and images organizations use to manage their concerns. Students also practice skills corporate communication professionals employ to communicate with a variety of audiences.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 100 or CMN 114 or CMN 124 or CMN 200 or CMN 201 or CMN 207 or CMN 279 or CMN 300 or CMN 373 or Direct Entry
  • CMN 414 - Interpersonal Communication in Management
    In this experiential workshop course, students participate in a variety of group and individual exercises designed to develop the interpersonal skills necessary for effective management. Students learn how member diversity and the communication medium affect group processes such as problem solving, decision making, resolving conflict, and negotiating. Some sessions may be videotaped.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 100 or CMN 114 or CMN 124 or CMN 200 or CMN 201 or CMN 207 or CMN 279 or CMN 300 or CMN 373 or Direct Entry
  • CMN 432 - Communication in the Engineering Professions
    Communication lies at the heart of the engineering professions. This course introduces students to the unique and varied communication challenges of their discipline. Through a combination of lectures, workshops, readings, and online simulations, students are exposed to the types of communication they will engage in as professionals and given the opportunity to refine their analytical, writing, presentation, and problem-solving skills.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • CMN 443 - Contemporary Intercultural Communication
    In today's global environment, the success of almost any venture requires an understanding of intercultural issues. In this course various communication strategies and theories are analyzed in cultural context. Students learn how to overcome cultural barriers and engage in cross-cultural situations.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 100 or CMN 114 or CMN 124 or CMN 200 or CMN 201 or CMN 207 or CMN 279 or CMN 300 or CMN 373 or Direct Entry
  • CMN 447 - Communication and Law
    Communication practitioners must understand how law matters in every day communication and be cognizant of the principles, institutions, and practices that regulate communication in a range of media and contexts. In this case and theory-based course, students explore the intersections of communication and law through the study of semiotics and legal discourse; the social and technological contexts of communication that provoke and challenge legal regulation; freedom of expression; and the legal frameworks for the protection of consumers, individual privacy, and intellectual property in the digital age.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: LAW 122 and (CMN 100 or CMN 114 or CMN 124 or CMN 200 or CMN 201 or CMN 207 or CMN 279 or CMN 300 or CMN 373)
  • CMN 448 - Introduction to Visual Communication
    This course introduces students to the study of visual communication. Students will examine the ways visual images persuade us to act, think, and feel, and will also learn vocabulary, concepts, and histories related to visual meaning-making. Students will focus on the ways images, seeing, and being seen influence the ways we experience the world within professional and social contexts and how visual images and image-making manipulate and become manipulated by a surrounding visual culture.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 200 or CMN 279
    Antirequisites: CMN 601, FCD 601
    Custom Requisites: Available only to Professional Communication and Creative Industries students
  • CMN 450 - Participatory Media and Communication
    Students will investigate theoretical and technological facets of participatory culture. Internet users have the ability to take part in digital conversations on topics ranging from entertainment to politics. Skills in the composition of text, image, and audio are developed through the production of digital media. These compositional and technical skills will develop strategies that move consumers of media to become media producers participating in digital dialogues. Students will also explore ethical aspects of participatory culture.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • CMN 480 - Applied Research Methods I
    As part of their careers, graduates in Professional Communication will be asked to conduct research projects in their workplaces. The objective of this capstone course is to provide students with the experience of designing such projects. The course will focus on research design and on data-gathering techniques such as interviewing, document collection, observation, and surveys. Students will develop research projects related to a specific organization or workplace.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 323
    Custom Requisites: Available only to Professional Communication students
  • CMN 490 - Applied Research Methods II

    In this course, students in groups will conduct and complete their research projects proposed in CMN480. Attention will be devoted to data analysis techniques. The course will build on students' previous course work in terms of theoretical perspectives and identification of issues related to professional communication. The course will conclude with students presenting the results of their research to the School and to their industry partners.

    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 480
    Custom Requisites: Available only to Professional Communication students
  • CMN 600 - Science, Communication and Society
    This course examines how critical scientific issues are communicated to science's major stakeholders, the public and government, and within the scientific community itself. What works, what doesn't, and why? In today's multi-channel, electronic and media-dominated society, which communication strategies work best to ensure that complex issues of vital importance are communicated in a clear and engaging way? The course challenges students to theorize how science is, and should be, communicated in diverse social contexts.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • CMN 601 - Visual Communication: A Critical Approach
    In this challenging course students will critically examine the ways visual images persuade us to act, think, and feel in unique ways. Students will learn vocabulary, concepts, and histories related to visual meaning-making by focusing on the ways images, seeing, and being seen influence the ways we experience the world within social contexts. They will also learn how visual images and image making manipulate and become manipulated by a surrounding visual culture.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: UL
    Antirequisites: CMN 448, FCD 601