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Media, Film, and Communications 1010 Introduction to Media, Film, and Communications View Details
An introduction to digital media, film, and communications in the Canadian context, with reference to: film, TV, radio, music, print media, journalism, advertising, social media, online culture, the culture industry, media economics, global networks, technologies, audiences, interactivity, representation, and identity.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 1015 Introduction to Digital Image View Details
For full course description, see course description for Visual Arts 1015.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Visual Arts 1015
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Notes: Students who have received credit for Visual Arts 2410/Media, Film, and Communications 2410 cannot receive credit for Media, Film, and Communications 1015.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Media, Film, and Communications 1030 Introduction to Visual Media View Details
An introduction to the critical analysis of visual media. Topics include: ideologies and issues of power in visual representation with an emphasis on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, disability and age, from a social justice perspective. Students will analyze new media, photography, advertising, film, video and TV news, as well as intermedia, multi-media and re-mediated visual texts, to investigate visual media in relation to society, culture and the arts.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 1050 Introduction to Media and Film Production View Details
An introduction to digital media arts practices grounded in the fundamentals of design, aesthetics, stylistics, colour, proportion, perspective, narrative, and more. These practices will be used in the production of creative media and film projects.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 1117 Introduction to Popular Culture View Details
For full course description, see course description for English 1117.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): English 1117
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 2902 may not take English/Media, Film, and Communications 1117 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Media, Film, and Communications 1118 Introduction to Film Studies View Details
For full course description, see course description for English 1118.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): English 1118
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 2901 may not take Media, Film, and Communications 1118 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Media, Film, and Communications 1610 Creative Music and Sound Arts View Details
An introduction to improvisational sound creation through experimental methods, in which students will critically study the communicative and aesthetic aspects of sound, sensory perception and soundscapes, by creating acoustic, analog and digital sound art projects.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Media, Film, and Communications 2010 Alternative New Media View Details
An exploration of alternative media movements such as independent media, community media, social movement media, participatory media, media democracy, new media and on-line social media, culture jamming and graffiti. Students will investigate how each of these media movements attempts to challenge dominant public discourses on specific issues, and to use the media to transform society.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 2030 Intermediate Media Production View Details
Media production and analysis are integrated at an intermediate level. Key elements of hands-on practice to be covered include: writing scripts, storyboarding, narrative development, sound, layout, parallel plots, plot segmentation, and other skills required to complete creative digital media projects.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 2113 Women, Popular Culture and Counter Culture View Details
See Department of Women's Studies, Women's Studies Courses, Women's Studies 2113, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 2113

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Media, Film, and Communications 2230 Research Methods in Media, Film, and Communications View Details
An introduction to qualitative research methods in media, film, and communications, such as: literature reviews, ethnographic interviews and participant observation, participatory action research, focus groups, archival research, content analysis, critical discourse analysis, film criticism, media arts research, and research creation.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 2310 Anti-Racist and Indigenous Media in Canada View Details
An investigation of anti-racist and Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit) media initiatives across Canada, exploring a range of media production groups, youth-created projects, and media strategies from alternative representations to self-production, participatory media, community media, and media action.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type E: Indigenous Content

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Media, Film, and Communications 2411 Mass Media and Politics View Details
See Department of Political Science, Political Science Courses, Political Science 2410, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Political Science 2410
Notes: Open only to students in their second year level or higher.

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Media, Film, and Communications 2412 Computer Art I View Details
See Department of Visual Arts, Visual Arts Courses, Visual Arts 2410 Computer Art I for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Visual Arts 2410
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Media, Film, and Communications 2433 Computer Art II View Details
See Department of Visual Arts, Visual Arts Courses, Visual Arts 2430 Computer Art II for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Visual Arts 2430
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Media, Film, and Communications 2555 Media, Culture, and Society View Details
See Department of Sociology, Sociology Courses, Sociology 2555, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit for Media, Film, and Communications/Sociology 3555 cannot take Media, Film, and Communications/Sociology 2555 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 2610 Video Production View Details
An introduction to video production, including the basics of recording, editing, shots, sound, lighting, graphics and cinematography.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Media, Film, and Communications 2950 Science Fiction View Details
For full course description, please see English 2950.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 3950 may not take Media, Film, and Communications 2950 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Media, Film, and Communications 3010 Special Topics in Media Representations View Details
Media representations on a special topic or issue chosen by the instructor are analyzed. The topic will be explored through representations in media and culture, examining issues of power and social transformation.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 3011 Independent Studies in Media View Details
A project based course of specialized readings and research or research-creation arranged to meet the needs of individual students.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by students at the third or fourth year level
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 3012 Photography Studies View Details
How has the widespread use of digital photography shifted how we understand ourselves and our society in relation to images? Students will study and interpret messages and meanings conveyed by photographs, including those produced for photo essays and photo journalism as well as for digital photography apps such as Tumblr, Snapchat, and Instagram. A critical study of photography including aesthetics and style, design, lighting, and effects.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 3013 Strategic Digital Communications View Details
Developing a strategic digital communications plan, students will incorporate techniques from areas such as marketing, public relations, social media, digital media metrics, search engine optimization, and big data, using a variety of media genres such as video, audio and image design, and focusing on the articulation of values that shape relationships with audiences. A critical-ethical approach will be taken to new digital techniques of communication, such as proprietary algorithms, greenwashing, astroturfing, click bait, and data mining.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 3133 Women, Technology and Cyberculture View Details
See Department of Women's Studies, Women's Studies Courses, Women's Studies 3133, for full course description
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 3133

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Media, Film, and Communications 3214 Queer Studies View Details
See Department of Women's Studies, Women's Studies Courses, Women's Studies 3214, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 3214

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Media, Film, and Communications 3310 Media, Art and Activism View Details
An analysis of art, film, music, ads, living theatre, photography and new media that have been created by social movement activists to communicate social change. Students will consider how to engage positively as media artists within the community on local and global issues.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 3410 Sexuality in Media View Details
Investigates a range of public discourses and sources on sexuality. Topics may include: the sex/gender/sexuality system, dating, heterosexuality, sexual consent, serial monogamy, non-monogamy, homosexuality, queer theory, sex work, disability and sexuality, and sexual violence.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 3410
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by students in 3rd or 4th year level.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 3455 Digital Technology and Society View Details
See Department of Sociology, Sociology Courses, Sociology 3455, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Sociology 3455

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Media, Film, and Communications 3510 Globalizing Discourses of Dissent View Details
Students will study the anti-globalization movement from the mid-1990s to the present, examining a range of discourses of dissent and their transnational media networks, theories and practices.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by students at 3rd or 4th year level.
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 3530 Transnational Media, Sex, and Gender View Details
A critical study of representations of gender and sexuality in a range of global media sources from news to fictional TV shows, music, film, video and magazines, incorporating transnational approaches to sex and gender norms, stereotypes and oppositional movements.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by students at the third or fourth year level.

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Media, Film, and Communications 3610 Web Design View Details
An intermediate hands-on course on the important elements of web design, considering aesthetics, technical skills, and programming with web design software on a range of operating systems.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 3630 Advanced Media Production View Details
An advanced hands-on course where students learn to integrate a range of digital media on a single platform, using typography, colour separation, illustration, and interactivity. Communication and media design skills and theoretical approaches will be covered, including image creation and manipulation as well as digital and intermedia integration.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
Notes: Students with previous credit for Media, Film, and Communications with the title "Intermedia Production" may not take Media, Film and Communications 3630 for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 3650 Sound Production and Post-Production View Details
A hands-on application of a range of practices in sound production, including on-location recording, foley recording, boom miking, as well as pre-production and post-production aspects of sound and soundtracks.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 3690 Cinematography View Details
Students will learn how to develop narrative, storyboarding, composition, camera placement, movement, and other cinematography techniques to create digital video; focusing on how to create powerful aesthetics and stylistics that will embody emotions and convey ideas to underscore and heighten the narrative and subtexts of a film.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Media, Film, and Communications 2610

Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 3750 21st Century Indigenous Storytelling View Details
For full course description, please see English 3750.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in Media, Film, and Communications courses, including at least one half-course at the second year level; or two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second year level; or two FCEs in Indigenous Learning, including at least one half-course at the second year level; or permission of the Chair of the Department of English.

Cross-List(s): English 3750/Indigenous Learning 3750
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type E: Indigenous Content

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Media, Film, and Communications 3770 Crime, Media, Culture View Details
See Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Criminology Courses, Criminology 3770 for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Criminology 3770
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Media, Film, and Communications 3811 Surveillance and Society View Details
See Department of Sociology, Sociology Courses, Sociology 3811, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Sociology 1100 or permission of the Chair of the Department of Sociology.

Cross-List(s): Sociology 3811
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 3910 Internship I View Details
A twelve-week internship engaged in media-related work for five hours per week, under the supervision of a faculty member and an on-site supervisor. Students will be required to critically reflect on their internship in submitted assignments.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2-0; or 2-0 plus internship 5 hours per week for 12 weeks
Notes: Open only to Media, Film, and Communications Majors with the permission of the Chair of the Department Interdisciplinary Studies. Arrangements for the internship must be finalized three months before the beginning of term and approved by the Chair of the Department Interdisciplinary Studies.
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 3930 Internship II View Details
A twelve-week internship engaged in media-related work for five hours per week, under the supervision of a faculty member and an on-site supervisor. Students will be required to critically reflect on their internship in submitted assignments, building on their experience and reflections from Media, Film, and Communications 3910.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Media, Film, and Communications 3910

Offering: 2-0; or 2-0 plus internship 5 hours per week for 12 weeks
Notes: Open only to third-year or fourth-year Media, Film, and Communications Majors with permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. Arrangements for the internship must be finalized three months prior to the beginning of the term and approved by the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 3952 National Cinemas and Film Movements View Details
For full course description, please see course description for English 3952.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in Media, Film, and Communications, including at least one half-course at the second year level; or two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second year level; or permission of the Chair of the Department of English.

Cross-List(s): English 3952
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Media, Film, and Communications 4310 Media and Environmental Justice Movements View Details
An examination of environmental justice and environmental sustainability movements and their representation in, as well as their strategic use of a range of media forms from alternative to mainstream, and from residual to new media.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by students at the 3rd or 4th year level.
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 4350 Feminist Approaches to Media and Technology View Details
An examination of theoretical and critical approaches to news and entertainment media and technology from a feminist media studies perspective.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 4350
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by students at the third or fourth year level. Women's Studies Group 1 Course
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 4430 Meta-Media View Details
An examination of a range of sources of meta-media in what appears to be a never-ending spiral of self-referentiality.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Media, Film, and Communications 1010 or 1030 or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 4530 Media Framing of Immigration View Details
An investigation of ways in which immigrants, refugees, migrant workers and illegalized or non-status people are represented in mainstream and alternative media, exploring theories of capitalism and labour, as well as the relationships among neoliberal capitalist global labour migration and poverty, gender, queer subjectivities, race, disability and sex work.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by students at the 3rd or 4th year level.
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 4550 Global Indigenous Media View Details
Students will explore the use of media in global indigenous cultures and resistance movements.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by students at the 3rd or 4th year level.
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type E: Indigenous Content

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Media, Film, and Communications 4650 Special Topics in Media Production View Details
In-depth instruction at an advanced level of a special topic or form of media or media arts creative production techniques.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
Notes: May only be taken by students at the third or fourth year level.
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Media, Film, and Communications 4801 Honours Media, Film, & Communications Project View Details
Using media, film, and communications methods, students will research an issue that will culminate in a final creative and/or written research project. Students will develop a literature review and a project or proposal in the first term and write a formal paper and/or produce the creative project in the second term.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

Media, Film, and Communications 2230

Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: Open only to Media, Film, and Communications Majors
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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