Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2010/2011
Canadian Excellence

Media Studies Option
Media Studies

Academic Advising: Kenneth Paradis, PhD, (519) 756-8228, ext. 5838, kparadis@wlu.ca

The Media Studies Option recognizes that the study of media is an integral part of contemporary studies. The ability to understand our contemporary world is informed, in a way quite different from our ancestors, by the ways it is mediated; we largely understand it through images shaped by complex, often commercially and politically influenced processes of production and distribution. Studying media literacy in the context of contemporary studies provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate and create messages in a variety of forms from print to video to the Internet. It builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy.

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MX Course Notes

The following MX courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

Course Offerings
Course # Title Credits
MX101 Reporting and Writing I [1] 0.5
MX201 Media and Modernity 0.5
MX202 Reading Media 0.5
MX207 Journalism and Democracy [2] 0.5
MX222 Navigating the Information Environment [3] 0.5
MX226 The Media in a Global World [4] 0.5
MX229 Journalism, the Internet and Emerging Media [5] 0.5
MX311 Crime, Media and the Law [6] 0.5
MX327 Social Documentary [7] 0.5
MX380 Directed Studies in Media 0.5

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: MX101 Cross-listed with JN101; effective September 1, 2010.

  2. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: MX207 Cross-listed with JN207; effective September 1, 2010.

  3. Senate Revisions March 4, 2010: MX222 Cross-listed with CT222 and JN222; effective September 1, 2010.

  4. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: MX226 Cross-listed with CT226 and JN226; effective September 1, 2010.

  5. Senate Revisions March 4, 2010: MX229 Cross-listed with JN229; effective September 1, 2010.

  6. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: MX311 Cross-listed with CC311; effective September 1, 2010.

  7. Senate Revisions March 4, 2010: MX327 Cross-listed with JN327; effective September 1, 2010.