Communication Studies Diploma Program Requirements

  • Intakes: Campus Terms Full/Part Time
      North Vancouver Fall Both
      North Vancouver Spring Both
    Core CMNS Courses   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 9.00
    Required: 6.00
    CMNS 112 Introduction to Communication Studies 3.00  
    CMNS 132 Explorations in Mass Media 3.00  
    Choose 3.00 credits from the following list: 3.00
    CMNS 231 Cultural Industries in Canada 3.00  
    SOC 223 Media and Society 3.00  
    Choice   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 3.00
    Choose 3.00 credits from the following list: 3.00
    CMNS 209 History of Media 3.00  
    CMNS 253 Society and New Media 3.00  
    Choice   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 6.00
    Choose 6.00 credits from the following list: 6.00
    CMNS 222 Communication and Ideology 3.00  
    CMNS 235 Understanding News 3.00  
    CMNS 236 Understanding Television 3.00  
    Choice   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 6.00
    Choose 6.00 credits from the following list: 6.00
    CMNS 260 Applied Communication Research Methods 3.00  
    CMNS 261 Interpreting Communication Documents 3.00  
    CMNS 262 Qualitative Research Methods in Communication Studies 3.00  
    Choice   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 6.00
    Choose 6.00 credits from the following list: 6.00
    CMNS 209 History of Media 3.00  
    CMNS 222 Communication and Ideology 3.00  
    CMNS 235 Understanding News 3.00  
    CMNS 236 Understanding Television 3.00  
    CMNS 253 Society and New Media 3.00  
    CMNS 270 Visual Communication 3.00  
    CMNS 353 Communication Technology in the Workplace and Everyday Life 3.00  
    CMNS 360 Strategic Communication 3.00  
    CMNS 370 Photography as Communication: Fact and Fiction 3.00  
    Electives   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 30.00
    Total Program Credits 60.00
    Required: 3.00
    ENGL 100 University Writing Strategies 3.00  
    Choose 27.00 credits from the following list: 27.00
    Note: At least 3 credits must be designated as Quantitative/Analytical.
    Humanities (Art History, History, English, Foreign languages, Linguistics, Philosophy, Studio or Performing Arts) credits 9.00  
    Science/Applied Science (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Math, Physics or Kinetics) credits 6.00  
    Social Science (Anthropology, Criminology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology {except SOC 223} and Women's Studies), Business or Commerce credits 12.00  

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