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Graduate Courses in Communication Studies 2016-2017

Fall 2016

COMS 616 (1594) Staff-Student Colloquium (3 credits) Prof. Darin Barney, M, 1135-1425, Arts W-5

This course introduces incoming AHCS graduate students to the field of communication studies and to the expectations and requirements of the MA and PhD programs in communication studies at McGill University. The course involves a review of selected materials about the field of communication studies from the department’s international and interdisciplinary perspective grounded in critical, anti- oppression, and/or interpretive perspectives. Students are expected to prepare for each seminar by completing the assigned readings and related activities, actively taking part in seminar discussions and events in the department, and completing both a mid-term and end of term writing assignment. Attendance is mandatory.

COMS 630 (12473) Readings in Communications Research 1 (3 credits) Instructor’s approval required

Instructor’s approval required

COMS 646 (22499) / EAST 600 (22408) Popular Media: “Comparative Media and Critical Area Studies” (3 credits) Prof. Yuriko Furuhata, Th, 1235-1525, SH 688 room 495

Coming soon.

COMS 647 (21984) / ARTH 730 (19316) Emerging Media (3 credits) Prof. Carrie Rentschler, Th, 1135-1425, Arts W-5

Coming soon.

COMS 675 (18662) / ARTH 731 (21403) Media and Urban Life / Current Problems in Art History: topic "TBA" (3 credits) Prof. Will Straw, F, 1135-1425, Arts W-5

This course deals with cities and with the place of culture within urban life. Its main focus is on the ways in which various cultural forms may be seen as contributing to the “mediality” of urban life – that is, to the storing, transmission and processing of information and cultural expression. Designed for both Communications and Art History students, the course will deal with such topics as the transformation of urban facades into expressive surfaces, the cultural role of the urban night, the sensory character of cities, shifting patterns of urban media and so on. The main focus of the course will be Montreal, but we will be looking at other cities as points of comparison and dealing in a more general sense with cities and their culture.

COMS 683 (22003) Special Topics in Media and Politics: “Critical Policy Studies” (3 credits) Prof. Becky Lentz, W, 1135-1425, Ferrier 230

Coming soon.

COMS 692 (CRN 3404) M.A. Thesis Preparation 1 (6 credits)

Preparatory work towards the Master's thesis.

COMS 693 (CRN 3405) M.A. Thesis Preparation 2 (6 credits)

Preparatory work towards the Master's thesis.

COMS 694 (CRN 3406) M.A. Thesis Preparation 3 (6 credits)

Preparatory work towards the Master's thesis.

COMS 695 (CRN 3407) M.A. Thesis Preparation 4 (6 credits)

Preparatory work towards the Master's thesis.

COMS 702 (CRN 7097) Comprehensive Exam (0 credits)

Comprehensive examination as per departmental procedure.

COMS 703 (CRN 4271) Dissertation Proposal (0 credits)

Dissertation proposal.

COMS 730 (CRN 3408) Readings in Communication Research 2 (3 credits) Instructor’s approval required

Reading programs supervised by a member of staff; topics will be chosen to suit individual interests.

 

Winter 2017

COMS 611 (CRN 16067) / ARTH 731 (16952) History/Theory/Technology: “Infrastructure” (3 credits) Prof. Jonathan Sterne, F, 1135-1425, Arts W-5

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COMS 627 (CRN 16781) Global Media Governance (3 credits) Prof. Marc Raboy, W, 1435-1725, Arts W-5

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COMS 630 (CRN 4374) Readings in Communication Research 1 (3 credits) Instructor’s approval required

Coming soon.

COMS 683 (CRN 16069) Special Topics in Media and Politics: “Infrastructure” (3 credits) Prof. Darin Barney, Th, 1135-1425, Arts W-5

Coming soon.

COMS 692 (CRN 1458) M.A. Thesis Preparation 1 (6 credits)

Preparatory work towards the Master's thesis.

COMS 693 (CRN 1459) M.A. Thesis Preparation 2 (6 credits)

Preparatory work towards the Master's thesis.

COMS 694 (CRN 1460) M.A. Thesis Preparation 3 (6 credits)

Preparatory work towards the Master's thesis.

COMS 695 (CRN 1461) M.A. Thesis Preparation 4 (6 credits)

Preparatory work towards the Master's thesis.

COMS 702 (CRN 6119) Comprehensive Exam (0 credits)

Comprehensive examination as per departmental procedure.

COMS 703 (CRN 3269) Dissertation Proposal (0 credits)

Dissertation proposal.

COMS 730 (CRN 1462) Readings in Communications Research 2 (3 credits) Instructor’s approval required

Reading programs supervised by a member of staff; topics will be chosen to suit individual interests.