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Social Communication (Honours Bachelor of Arts with Specialization)

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  • Program requirements
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Foundational Courses (24 credits)

Compulsory Courses: 21 credits

  • HTP1101 Trends in Western Thought
  • HTP1102 Artistic and Literary Imagination: Expressions of the Human Experience
  • HTP1103 People, Politics and the Planet
  • HTP1104 Faith, Justice and the Common Good
  • ISC2309 English Composition
  • ISC2314 Public Speaking
  • PHI2181 Human Knowledge

Optional Courses: 3 credits from

  • MIS2103 World Religions
  • THO1306 Exploring the Sacred
  • THO1307 Understanding the Bible

Discipline Specific Courses (60 credits)

Compulsory Course: 36 credits

  • ISC1308 Introduction to New Media
  • ISC1310 Communication Research and Methodology
  • ISC2301 Communication and Organizations
  • ISC2306 Media and Ethics
  • ISC2307 Introduction to Communication
  • ISC2326 Print Media 1: Writing Principles
  • ISC2328 Communication Plan
  • ISC3300 Theories of Mediated Communication
  • ISC3327 Theories of Social Communication
  • ISC3339 Introduction to public relations
  • ISC4300 Argumentation and Persuasive Communication
  • ISC4306 Stakes Analysis

Optional Courses: 24 credits

Nine credits from (2000 level):

  • ISC2313 Electronic Journalism
  • ISC2315 Sound and Radio Production
  • ISC2317 Video 1: The Basics
  • ISC2329 Interpersonal Communication
  • ISC2331 Conceptions of Society
  • ISC2337 Special Topics in Social Communication 1
  • ISC2342 Strategic Communication Tools

Six credits from (3000 level):

  • ISC3301 Social Marketing
  • ISC3302 Media and Great Social Debates
  • ISC3305 Psycho Sociology of Mass Communications
  • ISC3318 Content Analysis
  • ISC3331 Knowing the media

Three credits from (3000 level):

  • ISC3303 Professional Ethics in Communication
  • ISC3309 Creating Media Programming
  • ISC3312 Photography: Semiology of Image
  • ISC3313 Video 3: Advanced Production
  • ISC3319 Special Topics in Social Communication 2
  • ISC3320 Internship 1
  • ISC3350 Contemporary Journalism Practices
  • ISC3354 Video 2: Documentary

Six credits from (4000 level)

  • ISC4302 Social Communications and Social Media
  • ISC4304 Media and Religious Traditions
  • ISC4305 Communications for Sustainable Development
  • ISC4314 Communication and Anthropology
  • ISC4320 Internship 2
  • ISC4330 Research or Directed Study

Elective Courses (36 credits)

Students choose 36 credits or complete a minor (30 credits) and 6 credits.
6 credits must be of 3000 or 4000 level.