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Social Communication (Honours Bachelor of Arts with Specialization)

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Program description

Social communication explores how information is perceived, transmitted and understood. It also looks at the impact on society of various means of communication. Social communication includes the cultural, political and sociological aspects of communication.

Offered by the Faculty of Human Sciences, the Social Communication undergraduate program equips students with a range of communication tools to help them understand our world and interact with it.

In addition to the foundational courses,* the program provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the multiple aspects of communication: the history of media and communications, globalization and social media, social marketing, ethics and organizational communications. Students are also given an opportunity to explore specific subjects in greater depth.

A student enrolled in the Social Communication program (Honours Bachelor of Arts with Specialization) may add a complementary minor in Human Relations and Spirituality, Philosophy, Philosophical Theology, Ethics (Theology), Conflict Studies, Group Intervention and Leadership, Public and Private Ethics or Theology, according to the student’s particular interests and requirements.

*The foundational courses are a compulsory part of every bachelor’s degree program offered at Saint Paul University.

What you’ll learn

During your studies you will acquire a solid foundation in planned communications, acquire excellent analytical skills, and broaden your understanding of communication theory. You will also learn how to express your point of view in professional-calibre writing, and how to develop and assemble multi-platform audiovisual productions.

Why choose Saint Paul University?

  • For its small class sizes and close student-teacher ratio
  • For its safe, secure and friendly campus with personalized services
  • For its bilingual setting in the heart of the national capital
  • For its diverse student population and international vision
  • For its solid reputation, experience, history and Catholic tradition

Career opportunities

  • Advertising manager
  • Columnist
  • Communications officer
  • Facilitator/presenter
  • Filmmaker
  • Journalist
  • Lobbyist
  • Media relations specialist
  • Multimedia scriptwriter
  • Philanthropic communications consultant
  • Press secretary
  • Public relations officer
  • Radio, TV, video producer
  • Reporter
  • Researcher
  • Web content manager

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