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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.

COMM 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
COMM 1600 Foundations of Information Design  3
COMM 1610 Tools for Information Designers  3
Winter
GNED Foundation, Cluster 3 3
GNED Foundation, Cluster 4 3
COMM 1620 Foundations of Graphics  3
COMM 1661 Technical Writing I  3
COMM 2663 Rhetoric  3

Information Design: Year 2

Fall Course Credits
GNED Tier 2, Cluster 1 3
GNED Tier 2, Cluster 2 3
COMM 2667 Information Architecture  3
COMM 2666 Typography  3
COMM 4690 Info Design Workplace Issues & Preparation Seminar
3
COMM 2500 Intro to Communication Studies 3
Winter
GNED Tier 2, Cluster 3 3
GNED Tier 2, Cluster 4 3
COMM 2673 Introduction to Digital Layout  3
COMM 2670 Tools for Information Designers II 3
COMM 2680 Intercultural Communication in Info Design  3

 

Spring / Summer: COMM 4691 BCMM Information Design Work Experience I

Information Design: Year 3

Fall Course Credits
GNED Tier 3 3
GNED Tier 3 3
COMM 3600 Usabiity  3
COMM 3610 Visual Communication for Information Design  3
COMM 3605 Research in Information Design  3
Winter
GNED Tier 3 3
COMM 3611 Visual Communication for Information Design II  3
COMM 3620 Document Production  3
COMM 3670 Project and Content Management  3
COMM 3500 Media, Culture and Communication Theory 3

Spring / Summer (or subsequent semesters): Optional Work Term II

Information Design: Year 4

Fall Course Credits
GNED Tier 3 3
COMM 4465 Instructional Design OR 3
COMM 4650 Critical Design 3
COMM 4620 Document Production II  3
COMM 4501 Roles and Practices in Contemporary Communication 3
Elective 3
Winter
COMM 4679 Ethics and Law  3
COMM 4680 Portfolio  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.