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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
August 30, 2014
 
 
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Communication Studies is an interdisciplinary program that draws from and combines an array of disciplinary backgrounds such as English, Film Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. This interdisciplinarity allows students and faculty alike to draw on a variety of approaches, theories, methods and other resources for analyzing communication in social, economic, political and cultural environments that are rapidly changing and becoming increasingly complex.

The program at Laurier offers a four year Honours degree, and a four-year Combined Honours degree in which Communication Studies is combined with another Honours major. There is also a co-op option that allows eligible students to work in communications-related summer jobs.

Students in the program take courses from the Communication Studies Core, as well as Elective courses, including courses from other disciplines, such as psychology, English, business, philosophy, and geography. The program is designed to allow students to customize their education to match personal interests and career plans, permitting them to keep pace with rapid changes in the field.

The department offers a Master of Arts in Communication Studies, for further information see our Master of Arts link.

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People at Laurier

Peter Urquhart, Communication Studies Before arriving at WLU in 2007, I taught film and television studies at the University of Nottingham in the U.K. My teaching and research areas include visual communication, film and television studies, cultural policy, national popular cultures and media history. Current large projects include a book on documentary film and the first monograph on the important Canadian film Meatballs.
Supervisory Areas
-visual communication including comics/graphic novels, film and television (especially nonfiction)
-media history
-Canadian, American and British popular culture
-cultural policy
-popular music studies

Peter Urquhart
Associate Professor,
Communication Studies