Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Courses: Communication and New Media Studies

Lower level requirements
First-year requirements
CMNS 1160 Introduction to Communication
CMNS 1290 Introduction to Technical Writing
ENGL 1100 Introduction to University Writing
ENGL 1110 Introduction to Fiction
VISA 1500 Introduction to Visual Culture
Second-year requirements
CMNS 2160 Mass Communication and the Popular Culture Industry
CMNS 2180 Social Networks & Internet Memes
CMNS 2290 Professional and Business Writing
CMNS 2200 Technology and Communication
New media requirements
Three credits of:
DAAD 1950 Publishing and Digital Prepress 1
DAAD 1960 New Media 1: Multimedia, Animation and Online Publishing
OR (one-credit courses):
COMP 1040 Introduction to Web Animation
COMP 1060 Introduction to Desktop Publishing
COMP 1070 Introduction to Digital Media
COMP 1080 Introduction to Web Development
OR:
COMP 1130 Computer Programming 1
COMP 1150 Introduction to 3D Animation
COMP 1810 Game Design and Development
Lower level electives
Recommended electives
CMNS 2170 Interpersonal Communication
JOUR 2020 Media Theory & History
JOUR 2060 Introduction to Multimedia
JOUR 2210 Intro to Photography & Videography
JOUR 2200 Intro to Reporting Skills & Techniques
DAAD 1500 Digital Photography
DAAD 2950 Publishing and Digital Prepress 2
DAAD 2960 New Media 2: Multimedia, Animation and Online Publishing
FILM 1120 Fundamentals of Camera Operation
FILM 1180 Introduction to Cinematic and Interactive Narrative
FILM 2100 Introduction to Film Studies 1 (1890-1938)
FILM 2200 Introduction to Film Studies 2 (1938-Present)
MIST 2610 Management Information Systems
PHIL 2240 Philosophy of Computing & Technology
PHIL 2380 Philosophy and Pop Culture
Upper level requirements
Core requirements
CMNS 3000 Communication Research Methods
CMNS 3800 Communication and New Media
CMNS 3700 Studies in Communication and New Media
Required electives: Choose nine of the following courses
CMNS 3020 Travel Media
CMNS 3050 Communication, Marketing and Design
CMNS 3070 Studies in Communication and Rhetoric
CMNS 3230 Information Design
CMNS 3240 Advanced Professional Communication
CMNS 3500 Selected Topics in Communication and Public Relations
CMNS 3510 Intercultural and Cross-cultural Communication
CMNS 3600 Studies in Communication, Film and Digital Production
CMNS 4530 Organizational Communication
Career Prep (one-credit courses):
JOUR 2800 Journalism Career Preparation 1
JOUR 3800 Journalism Career Preparation 2
JOUR 4800 Journalism Career Preparation 3
JOUR 3700 Media Law and Ethics
JOUR 3110 Layout and Design
JOUR 3160 Online Journalism
JOUR 4130 Advanced Online Journalism
JOUR 3550 Media and Public Relations
FILM 3850 Film Theory
Upper level electives
Recommended electives
CMNS 4980 Field Course in Documentary Filmmaking
JOUR 3510 Photojournalism
JOUR 3030 News Writing
JOUR 4110 Issues in Journalism
JOUR 4210 Freelance Writing
JOUR 4150 Popular Science, Nature and Technology
FILM 3250 Quebec Cinema in Translation
FILM 4050 Film Noir
FILM 4100 The American Frontier in Film & Television
FILM 4140 Films of the Cold War
COMP 4980 Special Topics in Computer Science
ENGL 3170 Science Fiction
ENGL 4510 Studies in Literary Movements
PHIL 3390 Philosophy of Art