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GNED (General Education) — cross disciplinary; you have some choice in selecting which you take, within pre-determined streams).

Electives — your choice; can be used towards a Minor in another discipline.

COMM xxxx — located within the School of Communication Studies.

INFO xxxx — located within the Information Design program.

Information Design: Year 1

Fall Course Credits
GNED Foundation, Cluster 1 3
GNED Foundation, Cluster 2 3
COMM 2501 Media History & Contemporary Issues 3
INFO 1600 Information Design: Past, Present, & Future
3
INFO 1610 Principles of Design Thinking and Doing 3
Winter
GNED Foundation, Cluster 3 3
GNED Foundation, Cluster 4 3
INFO 1620 Visual Communication Fundamentals 3
INFO 1661 Technical Communication 3
INFO 2663 Visual and Applied Rhetoric  3

Information Design: Year 2

Fall Course Credits
GNED Tier 2, Cluster 1 3
GNED Tier 2, Cluster 2 3
INFO 2667 Information Architecture  3
INFO 2666 Thinking With Type 3
INFO 4690 Info Design Work Experience Seminar
3
COMM 2500 Intro to Communication Studies 3
Winter
GNED Tier 2, Cluster 3 3
GNED Tier 2, Cluster 4 3
INFO 2673 Systems and Structures 3
INFO 2670 Tools for Information Designers 3
INFO 2680 Information Design in a Global Context  3

Spring / Summer: INFO 4691 BCMM Information Design Work Experience

Information Design: Year 3

Fall Course Credits
GNED Tier 3 3
GNED Tier 3 3
INFO 3600 Usability  3
INFO 3610 Visualizing Information  3
INFO 3605 Qualitative Research Methods for
Information Design
 
3
Winter
GNED Tier 3 3
INFO 3611 Designing for Interactivity OR 3
INFO 3675 Memetics in Social Media 3
INFO 3620 Content Development and Design Studio 3
INFO 3670 Project and Content Management  3
COMM 3500 Media, Culture and Communication Theory 3

Spring / Summer (or subsequent semesters): Optional Information Design Work Experience

Information Design: Year 4

Fall Course Credits
GNED Tier 3 3
INFO 4650 Critical Design 3
INFO 4620 Systems Thinking and Changemaking Studio 3
COMM 4501 Roles and Practices in Contemporary Communication 3
Elective 3
Winter
INFO 4665 Instructional Design
3
INFO 4680 The Practice of Information Design 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

The Purpose of General Education:

You broaden your base of knowledge through a comprehensive 12-course General Education requirement integrated into your degree studies. Exposure to a range of ideas and academic disciplines hones your skills in: oral and written communication; numeracy and scientific literacy; values, beliefs and identity; and community and society. You can tailor Gen Ed courses to suit your interests and schedule, and sample courses in fields outside your program or major. In the first year, Gen Ed courses create a common student experience enabling you to meet peers from other disciplines.