Last updated: April 2, 2013 @ 03:57PM

Communication, Popular Culture and Film

Dale Bradley

Barry K. Grant, Jim Leach

Associate Professors
Nick Baxter-Moore, Jacqueline Botterill, Marian Bredin, Tim Dun, Derek Foster, Greg Gillespie, Jennifer Good, Scott Henderson, Barry W. K. Joe, Russell Johnston, Sarah A. Matheson, Christie Milliken, Bohdan Y. Nebesio, Jeannette Sloniowski, Bohdan Szuchewycz

Assistant Professors
Dale A. Bradley

M. Sharon Broderick

Adjunct Faculty
Terrance Cox, Joan Nicks

Academic Adviser
Penni Lafleur

General Information

Administrative Assistant
Bridget Cahill

905-688-5550, extension 4290
Scotiabank Hall 344

The Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film offers four separate programs of study in Business Communication, Media and Communication Studies, Film Studies, and Popular Culture. A four-year program leading to the BA Honours degree and a three-year program leading to the BA Pass degree is offered in all four programs. In addition, the Department is involved in programs with community colleges which offer students the opportunity to earn an honours degree in Communication Studies and a college diploma or certificate.

Communication Studies

Business Communication
Students admitted to Communication Studies may continue in the program upon successful completion of COMM 1F90 with a minimum 65 percent final grade. A student with a major average lower than 65 percent will not be permitted to continue in Communication Studies.

Business Communication is an interdisciplinary program combining the study of communication with a study of some aspects of business. The program aims to equip the student with a sound theoretical basis for analysing and practicing communication within the business environment.

Please consult the Communication Studies entry for a listing of courses and program requirements.

Media and Communication Studies
Media and Communication Studies is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the impact of media and communication in the creation of meaning, identity and social change, emphasizing the study of media content, audiences and institutions in their political, economic, and social contexts in Canada and elsewhere.

Please consult the Communication Studies entry for a listing of courses and program requirements.

Film Studies
Film Studies is a sequence of critical and historical courses that examine a variety of approaches to film. The courses explore the nature of film language and develop an analytical perspective on film as both an art and a medium. Other courses explore issues and theories in popular culture. Students may have opportunities to engage in media production in selected upper year courses.

Please consult the Film Studies entry for a listing of courses and program requirements.

Popular Culture
The study of Popular Culture focuses on the communicative practices and experiences of everyday life considered within their cultural, economic, political and social contexts. The undergraduate program in Popular Culture is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together theoretical and analytical perspectives drawn from both the humanities and the social sciences, and applying them to the study of diverse cultural forms including advertising, film, literature, music, popular entertainment and leisure, radio and television, sport and the worldwide web.

Please consult the Popular Culture entry for a listing of courses and program requirements.

Brock/Colleges Articulation Agreement Program

Please consult the Communication Studies, Film Studies, and Policing and Criminal Justice entries for a listing of program requirements.