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Master of Arts (M.A.); Communication Studies (Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

The M.A. in Communication Studies offers advanced training in the critical, historical, and theoretical analysis of communication in culture, communication technology, and communication policy. M.A. students pursue coursework and write an M.A. thesis that reflects sustained analysis of a topic in Communication Studies. The M.A. degree is academic in character, and does not include professional training in media production.

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

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

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Studies : Preparatory work towards the Master's thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Studies : Preparatory work towards the Master's thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Studies : Preparatory work towards the Master's thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Studies : Preparatory work towards the Master's thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Required Course (3 credits)

  • COMS 616 Staff-Student Colloquium 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Studies : Pro-Seminar in Communications. A required course for all new M.A. and Ph.D. students. The Pro-Seminar is designed to explore theoretical and methodological issues in Communications through a series of presentations by the faculty and other McGill associates.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jennifer C Burman (Fall)

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits of 500-level or higher COMS courses; two courses outside COMS require approval of the Graduate Program Director.

Language Requirement

Reading competency in French as a second language is required.

Faculty of Arts—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)