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Communication Studies

School of Journalism and Communication
(Faculty of Public Affairs)
344A St. Patrick's Bldg.
613-520-7408
carleton.ca/sjc

This section presents the requirements for the programs:

A Co-operative Education Option is available within the Communication Studies Honours degree (consult the Co-operative Education section of this Calendar for details).

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must satisfy:

  1. the University regulations (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar),
  2. the Faculty regulations applying to all B.A. students including those relating to First-Year Seminars and Breadth requirements (see the Academic Regulations and Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree ).

Students should consult with the School of Journalism and Communication when selecting courses and planning their program.

Program Requirements

Communication Studies
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in COMM 1101 [1.0] or JOUR 1000 [1.0];
  2. 2.0 credits in COMM 2001 [1.0] and COMM 2101 [1.0];
  3. 0.5 credit from: COMM 3106, COMM 3108, COMM 3109;
  4. 2.5 credits from: FYSM 1207 [1.0], COMM  2301, COMM 2401, COMM 2501, COMM 2504, COMM 2601, COMM 3001, COMM 3002, COMM 3301, COMM 3302, COMM 3303, COMM 3308, COMM 3309, COMM 3401, COMM 3403, COMM 3404, COMM 3405, COMM 3407, COMM 3409, COMM 3601, COMM 3602, COMM 3609;
  5. 3.0 credits from COMM 4000, COMM 4002, COMM 4003, COMM 4004, COMM 4304, COMM 4306, COMM 4307, COMM 4309, COMM 4310, COMM 4401, COMM 4402, COMM 4403, COMM 4404, COMM 4409, COMM 4601, COMM 4602, COMM 4603, COMM 4609;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (11.0 credits):
  1. 8.0 credits in electives not in communication studies;
  2. 3.0 credits in free electives.
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Communication Studies
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Communication Studies Major CGPA (7.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in COMM 1101 [1.0] or JOUR 1000 [1.0];
  2. 2.0 credits in COMM 2001 [1.0] and COMM 2101 [1.0];
  3. 0.5 credit from COMM 3106, COMM 3108, COMM 3109;
  4. 1.5 credits from FYSM 1207 [1.0], COMM  2301, COMM 2401, COMM 2501, COMM 2504, COMM 2601, COMM 3001, COMM 3002, COMM 3301, COMM 3302, COMM 3303, COMM 3308, COMM 3309, COMM 3401, COMM 3403, COMM 3404, COMM 3405, COMM 3407, COMM 3409, COMM 3601, COMM 3602, COMM 3609;
  5. 2.0 credits from COMM 4000, COMM 4002, COMM 4003, COMM 4004, COMM 4304, COMM 4306, COMM 4307, COMM 4309, COMM 4310, COMM 4401, COMM 4402, COMM 4403, COMM 4404, COMM 4409, COMM 4601, COMM 4602, COMM 4603, COMM 4609;
  1. Additional Requirements (13.0 credits):
  1. The requirements from the other discipline must be satisfied;
  2. 5.0 credits not in communication studies or the other discipline;
  3. Sufficient credits in free electives to total 20.0 credits for the program.
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Journalism and Communication Studies
B.J. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

This program is available only to students registered in the Bachelor of Journalism program.

  1. Credits Included in the Communication Studies Major CGPA (7.0 credits):
  1. 2.0 credits in COMM 2001 [1.0] and COMM 2101 [1.0];
  2. 0.5 credit from COMM 3106, COMM 3108, COMM 3109;
  3. 2.5 credits from: FYSM 1207 [1.0], COMM  2301, COMM 2401, COMM 2501, COMM 2504, COMM 2601, COMM 3001, COMM 3002, COMM 3301, COMM 3302, COMM 3303, COMM 3308, COMM 3309, COMM 3401, COMM 3403, COMM 3404, COMM 3405, COMM 3407, COMM 3409, COMM 3601, COMM 3602, COMM 3609;
  4. 2.0 credits from COMM 4000, COMM 4002, COMM 4003, COMM 4004, COMM 4304, COMM 4306, COMM 4307, COMM 4309, COMM 4310, COMM 4401, COMM 4402, COMM 4403, COMM 4404, COMM 4409, COMM 4601, COMM 4602, COMM 4603, COMM 4609.
  1. Credits Included in the Journalism Major CGPA (8.0 credits):
  1. 7.0 credits in: JOUR 1000 [1.0], JOUR 2201 [1.0], JOUR 2205, JOUR 2501, JOUR 3205 [1.0], JOUR  3206 [1.0], JOUR 4000 [1.0], JOUR 4201 [1.0];
  2. 1.0 credit from: JOUR 4204, JOUR 4205, JOUR 4206, JOUR 4207, JOUR 4208;
  1. Additional Requirements (5.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from: FREN 1002 [1.0], FREN 1100 [1.0];
  2. 1.0 credit in approved Canadian history;
  3. Approved options to make up a total of 20.0 credits.

Note: Item 7 above may be satisfied by an alternate French language credit approved by the School.

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Communication Studies
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

The B.A. (General) in Communication Studies is for students, in 2nd year or above, who have been previously in the B.A. (Honours) in Communication Studies.

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (6.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in COMM 1101 [1.0] or JOUR 1000 [1.0];
  2. 2.0 credits in COMM 2001 [1.0] and COMM 2101 [1.0];
  3. 0.5 credit from COMM 3106, COMM 3108, COMM 3109;
  4. 2.5 credits from FYSM 1207 [1.0], COMM  2301, COMM 2401, COMM 2501, COMM 2504, COMM  2601, COMM 3001, COMM 3002, COMM  3301, COMM 3302, COMM 3303, COMM  3308, COMM 3309, COMM 3401, COMM  3403, COMM 3405, COMM 3407, COMM  3409, COMM 3601, COMM 3602, COMM  3609.
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits):
  1. 7.0 credits in electives not in communication studies;
  2. 2.0 credits in free electives.

Minor in Communication Studies

This Minor is open to students in B.A Honours and General programs.

Requirements (4.0 credits)
  1. 1.0 credit in COMM 1101 [1.0] or JOUR 1000 [1.0];
  2. 1.5 credits in COMM 2101 [1.0]; and one of COMM 3106, COMM 3108, COMM  3109;
  3. 1.5 credit from FYSM 1207 [1.0], COMM  2301, COMM 2401, COMM 2501, COMM 2504, COMM  2601, COMM 3001, COMM 3002, COMM  3301, COMM 3302, COMM 3303, COMM  3308, COMM 3309, COMM 3401, COMM  3403, COMM 3404, COMM 3405, COMM  3407, COMM 3409, COMM 3601, COMM  3602, COMM 3609;
  4. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
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Concentrations

The concentrations described below are open to all students in Communication Studies Honours or Combined Honours programs. Only one concentration can be taken in a Communication Studies Honours or Combined Honours program. The maximum number of Communication Studies credits that can be counted towards the degree is 12.0 credits for an Honours program and 9.0 for a Combined Honours program.

Concentration in Image, Politics and Persuasion

  1. 0.5 credit in COMM 2301;
  2. 0.5 credit in COMM 3106;
  3. 0.5 credit in COMM 3001 or COMM 3002;
  4. 2.0 credits in Image, Politics and Persuasion, including at least 1.0 credit at the 4000-level chosen from: COMM 3301, COMM 3302, COMM 3303, COMM 3308, COMM 3309, COMM  4000, COMM 4002, COMM 4003, COMM  4304, COMM 4306, COMM 4307, COMM  4309, COMM 4310.

Concentration in Media Industries and Institutions

  1. 0.5 credit in COMM 2401;
  2. 0.5 credit in COMM 3108;
  3. 0.5 credit in COMM 3001 or COMM 3002;
  4. 2.0 credits in Media Industries and Institutions, including at least 1.0 credit at the 4000-level chosen from: COMM 3401, COMM 3403, COMM 3404, COMM 3405, COMM 3407, COMM 3409, COMM 4000, COMM 4002, COMM 4401, COMM 4402, COMM 4403, COMM 4404, COMM 4409.

Concentration in Communication and Identity

  1. 0.5 credit in COMM 2601;
  2. 0.5 credit in COMM 3109;
  3. 0.5 credit in COMM3001 or COMM 3002;
  4. 2.0 credits in Communication and Identity, including at least 1.0 credit at the 4000-level chosen from: COMM 3601, COMM 3602, COMM 3403, COMM 3609, COMM 4000, COMM 4002, COMM 4003, COMM 4004, COMM 4601, COMM 4602, COMM 4603, COMM 4306, COMM 4609.
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