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Undergraduate Courses & Curriculum

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Courses & Curriculum

15 CMN Required Courses 

3 Professionally-related Courses

8 Open Elective Courses

8 Professional Courses 

6 Liberal Studies Courses 

Professional
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Courses within ProCom that help students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to practice in their professional field.

Professionally-Related
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Courses from programs outside ProCom that help students understand the theoretical disciplines that their professional field is based on.

Liberal Studies
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Courses from outside ProCom that help students understand the social, political, and cultural contexts that impact their professional field.

Open Electives
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Courses from ProCom and other programs that are listed in the Open Elective Table. There are restrictions on what courses can be taken as an Open Elective Credit.

Semester 1

Semester 2

2 Required
  • CMN 200 The Craft of Professional Writing
  • CMN 210 Text, Image, and Sound
2 Required
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2 Open Electives
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1 Liberal Studies Table A, opens in new window

Semester 3 & 4

4 Required
  • CMN 215 Messages, Modalities, and Media
  • CMN 222 Digital Discourse and Design
  • CMN 314 Professional Presentations
  • CMN 448 Introduction to Visual Communication
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1 Open Elective
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Semester 5 & 6

4 Required
  • CMN 315 Issues in Communication and the Workplace
  • CMN 323 Introduction to Professional Practice
  • CMN 324 Strategic Storytelling in Industry
  • CMN 325 Communication and the Digital Enterprise
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2 Open Elective
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Semester 7 & 8

3 Required
  • CMN 402 Theorizing Communication
  • CMN 480 Applied Research Methods I
  • CMN 490 Applied Research Methods II
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3 Open Elective
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The ProCom BA allows students to design their own course of study (with faculty supervision) based on personal interest and career goals. You can focus your program of study on one of the following streams:

  • Organizational/corporate/nonprofit charitable stream
  • New media/technical communication stream
  • Governance/public policy/international communication stream
  • Science/health communication stream
Course Code & Description
Req/Elec Course Outline
CMN 100 – Communication and the Health Sciences Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 114 – Short Management Reports Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 124 – Communication in BTM Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 201 – Retail Management Communication Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 207 – Communication in Hospitality & Tourism Management Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 200 – The Craft of Professional Writing  Required Download Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 210 – Text, Image and Sound Required  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 211 – Language and Power Required  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 215 - Messages, Modalities and Media Required  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 216 - Communication Revolutions Required PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 222 - Digital Discourse and Design Required PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 225 - Communication in Place Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 269 - Countercultural Communication Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 279 – Introduction to Professional Communication Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 288 – Promotional Communication and Social Media Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 300 – Communication in the Computer Industry Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 304 – Career Advancement Communication Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 305 – Strategic Public Relations in Professional Communication Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 306 – Risk and Crisis Communication Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 313 – Organizational Problem Solving and Report Writing Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 314 – Professional Presentations Required PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 315 – Issues in Communication and the Contemporary Workplace Required PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 316 – Questioning Numbers Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 317 – Governance in the Information Society Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 323 - Introduction to Professional Practice Required PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 324 - Strategic Storytelling in Industry Required PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 325 - Communication and the Digital Enterprise Required PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 373 – Fashion Communication: Professional Approaches Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 376 - ProCom Internship Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline, opens in new window
CMN 402 - Theorizing Communication Required PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline , opens in new window
CMN 406 – Communication in an Indigenous Context Elective  PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline , opens in new window
CMN 408 – Proposal and Grant Writing Elective 
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CMN 413 – Corporate Communications Elective 
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CMN 414 – Interpersonal Communication in Management Elective 
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CMN 432 – Communication in the Engineering Professions Elective PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline , opens in new window
CMN 443 – Contemporary Intercultural Communication Elective PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline , opens in new window
CMN 447 – Communication and Law Elective PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline , opens in new window
CMN 448 – Introduction to Visual Communication Required PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline , opens in new window
CMN 450 – Participatory Media and Communication Elective PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline , opens in new window
CMN 480 - Research Methods in ProCom I Required PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline , opens in new window
CMN 490 - Research Methods in ProCom II Required Download Full Course Outline , opens in new window
CMN 600 – Science, Communication, and Society Elective PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline , opens in new window
CMN 601 – Visual Communications: A Critical Approach Elective PDF fileDownload Full Course Outline , opens in new window