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The Department of Communication offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Communication with thesis or with research paper as well as a Master of Communication (MC) by coursework. In addition, the Department offers two graduate diplomas, one in organizational communication and the other in government communication.

The program focuses on two fields of research: media studies and organizational communication. The media studies field examines the content and the modes of operation of traditional and emerging media in their social, cultural, economical, political and regulatory contexts.

Organizational communication focuses on the study of internal and external communication in public and private organizations, interpersonal and group interactions in the workplace, and media relations.

The programs are offered on a full-time or on a part-time basis in French and in English. In accordance with the University of Ottawa regulation, students have a right to produce their work, their thesis, and to answer examination questions in French or in English, except those in the graduate diploma in government communication. Students in the bilingual graduate diploma in government communication must submit their work in the language of the course.

The programs are governed by the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS).

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The professors included in the list below are members of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. This means that they are authorized to supervise or co-supervise theses. A complete list of the faculty and staff members associated with the program can be found at http://www.communication.uottawa.ca/eng/




AHMED, Rukhsana, Associate Professor
Health communication; interpersonal and intercultural communication; gender and communication; communication and development

ANDACHT, Fernando, Associate Professor
Semiotic theory applied to media analysis; representation of reality in audiovisual discourse; micro-sociological study of media's impact in everyday life; a socio-semiotic approach to the documentary genre and the reality show

B'BERI, Boulou, Associate Professor
Rhyzomic Practices of Identity in Indy Cinemas: A Comparative Analysis; Historical Amnesia: The Promised Land.

BACHAND, Denis, Full Professor
Cultural studies and audience research; socio-semiotic of the media and new information and communication technologies; language and aestetics of cinema and new media; history of Quebec cinema

BÉLANGER, Pierre, Full Professor
Diffusion and appropriation of new technologies; Canadian broadcasting and telecommunication policies; Canadian media industries and strategies; media and national identities; socio semantic of Web 2.0

BERNIER, Marc-François, Associate Professor
Journalism ethics; political communication; sociology of information; media law and regulation

BOILY, Lise, Full Professor
Culture and communication; post modernity and chance; communication and globalization; ICTs and knowledge economy; woman and media

BONIN, Genevieve, Assistant Professor
Radio broadcasting and media industries; Evaluation and accountability in organizations; Media policy and governance; Journalism practices in the digital environment, History of communication and journalism

BONNEVILLE, Luc, Associate Professor
Travail médical et clinique médiatisé par ordinateur, usages des technologies de l'information et de la communication dans la pratique clinique; les formes de déconnexion aux technologies de l'information et de la communication; travail; organisation; temporalité, communication organisationnelle; performance organisationnelle; productivité; informatisation de la société; efficience clinique et thérapeutique

DE B'BERI, Boulou Ebanda, Associate Professor
Film and cultural studies; Black African and national cinema; identity and oral tradition in multi-cultural nations; 'intermediality' in political creations; cultural representation

DUPONT, Luc, Assistant Professor
Le discours publicitaire; l'image (l'iconique); la communication politique; la publicité Internet; les médias et la culture populaire

EID, Mahmoud, Associate Professor
International; transnational; intercultural; and political communication; theories of communication; quantitative and qualitative research methods (media effects, audience research, social development, and public opinion), conflict resolution; crisis management; and terrorism control; international relations; political decision-making; and game theory; Middle East politicsl; Arabic media; and Islamic culture; media ethics and social responsibility

EVANS, Gary, Adjunct Professor

FERGUSON, Sherry L., Full Professor
Theory and practice of organizational communication; alternative dispute resolution (ADR); health communication, political rhetoric and agenda setting (using rhetorical, semiotic, and media analysis techniques); public affairs (public opinion research and analysis, public information campaigns and diffusion of information, strategic planning, issues man., eval

GRANDENA, Florian, Assistant Professor
Contemporary french cinema in the french republican context and the new global order; french / francophone queer cinema; impact of digital technology on film aesthetics and narrative

GROSJEAN, Sylvie, Associate Professor
Social interaction and computer mediated communication (CMC): interaction and virtual community; collaborative online learning, interpersonal communication: interpersonal negotiation at work; negotiation and creation of knowledge., information and communication technology (ICT) and organization: collaborative work and technology; TIC and shared knowledge in organization, organizational communication: shared knowledge in organization; process of collaboration and interdisciplinary work teams; coordination of action and work teams

JAYA S., Peruvemba, Assistant Professor
Intercultural and cross cultural communication, organizational and interpersonal communication, gender diversity and multiculturalism in the workplace, qualitative research methodologies, pedagogy issues especially in cross cultural and international education

LAGACÉ, Martine, Assistant Professor
Méthodes de recherches quantitatives en communication, communication interculturelle : cultures et conceptions du vieillissement : le défi de la communication, communication interpersonnelle : rôles et répercussions des stéréotypes et de la discrimination, communication organisationnelle : identité, vieillissement et âgisme et travail, désengagement psychologique, estime de soi, communication intergénérationnelle

LENNOX-TERRION, Jenepher, Assistant Professor
Organizational communication (organizational communication theory, executive and management development, communication skills training); group dynamics (small group communication theory, leadership, conflict resolution, decision making), Evaluation of training (research methods in training evaluation, transfer of learning, barriers to learning); interpersonal communication (presentation skills, listening, relational communication)

LÉVY, Pierre, Full Professor
Cyberculture; knowledge management; theory of communication, design and implementation of universal architecture information able to enhance the collaborative processes in cyberspace and to support the mapping and simulation of collective intelligence in the WWW

LOWES, Mark, Associate Professor
Media; sport and popular culture; urban geography and mega-sport events; qualitative research design and methods

LUPPICINI, Rocci, Assistant Professor
Distance education and virtual communities; technoethics; science and technology studies (sts); instructional design and organizational training, qualitative and mixed methods research

MCCURDY, Patrick, Assistant Professor
Media strategies of civil society actors, Representation of protest and civil society in the media, Media events and the ‘media eventisation’ of society, Consequences of living in a media-saturated society, Media and international development

NAHON-SERFATY, Isaac, Assistant Professor
Health Communication; Public Relations and Institutional Communication; International Communications; Discourse and Public Policy

PARÉ, Daniel, Associate Professor
Internet governance and regulation; political economy of ICTs; science & technology policy

POTTER, Evan, Assistant Professor
Communications planning; political communication; public opinion towards foreign policy; international communications

ROSS, Philippe, Assistant Professor
Social aspects of new media and innovation; Media production, professions and practitioners; Representation of audiences/users in production; Science and Technology Studies (STS)

The requirements for admission to the MA program in Communication or to the Master of Communication program are as follows:

  • - An honours bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a specialization or major in Communication or a related discipline.
  • or

  • - An honours bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in another discipline, with a minor in Communication and two or more years of relevant experience.
  • or

  • - An honours bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in another discipline, with three or more years of relevant experience.
  • A minimum overall average of 70% (B), calculated in accordance with FGPS guidelines.
  • All applicants must be able to understand, speak, and write proficiently either English or French. Applicants whose first language is neither English nor French must provide proof of proficiency in one or the other. In addition, a passive knowledge of the other language (ability to understand the spoken and written word) is necessary. The list of acceptable proofs is indicated in the “Admission” section of the general regulations of the FGPS.
  • Candidates who do not fully meet the above requirements may be admitted upon successful completion of a maximum of five advanced undergraduate qualifying courses in Communication. The specific courses are determined by the Admissions Committee based on its evaluation of the candidate’s previous academic and professional experience relevant to Communication.

    Please be advised that, given the high level of competition for admission into the Department of Communication's graduate programs and the limited number of available spaces, an overall average of 70% does not guarantee entry. The Department of Communication reserves the right to alter the minimum average required in accordance with the quality and quantity of applications it receives each year.

    In accordance with the University of Ottawa regulation, assignments, examinations, research papers and theses can be produced in either English or French.

The program offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Communication with thesis or with research paper as well as a Master of Communication (MC) by coursework.

Master of Arts (MA)

The MA with thesis has the following requirements:

  • 12 credits as follows:
    • CMN 5100 Research Methods (3cr.)
    • One theory seminar (3cr.) specific to the student’s chosen field of specialization
    • Two optional seminars (6 cr.) from the student’s field of specialization

    b) CMN 6990 Research Proposal (cr.)
    The student must have his thesis or research paper director and topic approved by the graduate studies committee before the end of their second session of studies.

  • CMN6999 Master's Thesis
  • The thesis can take one of two forms.

    • The traditional form involves research work consisting of a review of the literature, critical analysis and synthesis (100 pages);
    • The second form can be a creative work. In this case, it includes two parts: a production of some sort (video, CD-Rom, multimedia, etc.); a written commentary on the creative process based on a review of the work of key researchers in the field (50 pages).

    In both cases, the thesis must meet the standards specified by the FGPS. For details consult section G of the general regulations of the FGPS and the guide Preparing a Thesis or a Research Paper.

    The MA with research paper has the following requirements:

  • 18 credits as follows:
    • CMN 5100 Research Methods (3cr.)
    • One theory course specific to the student’s chosen field of specialization (3cr.)
    • Four optional seminars (12cr.) with at least three in the student’s chosen field of specialization

  • CMN 6990 Research Proposal (cr.)
  • The student must have his thesis or research paper director and topic approved by the graduate studies committee before the end of their second session of studies.

  • CMN 6998 Research paper
  • The research paper is approximately 50 pages long and is evaluated by another professor once the student's supervisor has approved it. The research paper analyses and broadens one of the topics discussed in the courses. The work surrounding the research paper can be theoretical in nature (for instance, based on a literature review) or can adopt a more empirical approach (based on observation or on a case study).The subject matter will relate to the student's chosen field of specialization.

    Master of Communication (MC)

    The Master of Communication has the following requirements:

  • 30 credits as follows:
    • CMN 5100 Research Methods (3cr.)
    • One course chosen from the following list (3cr.):
    • CMN5130 DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE : COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES (3cr.)
      CMN5131 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION THEORIES (3cr.)
      CMN5132 THEORIES AND EFFECTS OF THE MEDIA (3cr.)
      CMN5133 HEALTH COMMUNICATION THEORIES (3cr.)
      CMN5141 GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION (3cr.)
      CMN5190 MEDIA, IDENTITY AND DIVERSITY (3cr.)

    • Five seminars specific to the student’s chosen field of specialization (15cr.)
    • The student's chosen field of specialization governs course selection, which requires approval from the graduate program director.

    • Three electives (9cr.)
    • Electives are selected from the list of graduate courses in Communication or from other graduate programs subject to approval by the director of graduate studies.

    Duration of the Program

    Full-time students are expected to fulfill all requirements of the thesis option of the MA program within two years and of the research paper option within 16 months. It is expected that the Master of Communication will be completed within one year full-time. Note that the co-op option will require somewhat more time. The maximum time permitted, whether registered part-time or full-time, is four years from the date of initial registration in the program.

    Residence

    All students admitted full-time to the master's program must complete a minimum of three sessions of full-time registration.

    Minimum Standards

    The passing grade in all courses is C+. Students who fail two courses (equivalent to 6 credits) must withdraw from the program.

    List of courses by field

    MEDIA STUDIES

  • Compulsory Courses
  • CMN5100 RESEARCH METHODS (3cr.)
    CMN5132 THEORIES AND EFFECTS OF THE MEDIA (3cr.)

  • Non-Credit Compulsory Courses
  • CMN6990 PROPOSITION DE RECHERCHE / RESEARCH PROPOSAL
    CMN6998 MÉMOIRE / RESEARCH PAPER
    CMN6999 THÈSE DE MAÎTRISE / MASTER'S THESIS

  • Optional Courses
  • CMN5105 CONTEMPORARY COMMUNICATION ISSUES (3cr.)
    CMN5110 SOCIAL HISTORY OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (3cr.)
    CMN5115 COMMUNICATION ETHICS (3cr.)
    CMN5120 PUBLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGNS: THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS (3cr.)
    CMN5133 HEALTH COMMUNICATION THEORIES (3cr.)
    CMN5140 COMMUNICATION, GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGE (3cr.)
    CMN5142 RISK AND CRISIS COMMUNICATION (3cr.)
    CMN5150 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (3cr.)
    CMN5155 ADVANCED RESEARCH IN TRADITIONAL AND EMERGING MEDIA (3cr.)
    CMN5160 POLITICAL USES OF MEDIA (3cr.)
    CMN5161 CONSTRUCTION OF SOCIAL REALITY BY THE MEDIA (3cr.)
    CMN5165 NEW DIRECTIONS IN JOURNALISM (3cr.)
    CMN5170 INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION (3cr.)
    CMN5190 MEDIA, IDENTITY AND DIVERSITY (3cr.)
    CMN5195 SPECIAL TOPICS (3cr.)
    CMN5900 ÉTUDES DIRIGÉES EN COMMUNICATION / DIRECTED STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION (3cr.)

    ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION

  • Compulsory Courses
  • CMN5100 RESEARCH METHODS (3cr.)
    CMN5131 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION THEORIES (3cr.)

  • Non-Credit Compulsory Courses
  • CMN6990 PROPOSITION DE RECHERCHE / RESEARCH PROPOSAL
    CMN6998 MÉMOIRE / RESEARCH PAPER
    CMN6999 THÈSE DE MAÎTRISE / MASTER'S THESIS

  • Optional Courses
  • CMN5105 CONTEMPORARY COMMUNICATION ISSUES (3cr.)
    CMN5115 COMMUNICATION ETHICS (3cr.)
    CMN5130 DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE : COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES (3cr.)
    CMN5133 HEALTH COMMUNICATION THEORIES (3cr.)
    CMN5135 COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT (3cr.)
    CMN5136 VIRTUAL WORK TEAMS (3cr.)
    CMN5140 COMMUNICATION, GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGE (3cr.)
    CMN5141 GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION (3cr.)
    CMN5142 RISK AND CRISIS COMMUNICATION (3cr.)
    CMN5150 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (3cr.)
    CMN5155 ADVANCED RESEARCH IN TRADITIONAL AND EMERGING MEDIA (3cr.)
    CMN5195 SPECIAL TOPICS (3cr.)
    CMN5170 INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION (3cr.)
    CMN5900 ÉTUDES DIRIGÉES EN COMMUNICATION / DIRECTED STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION (3cr.)

    Pour connaître les cours offerts à chaque session, veuillez consulter l'horaire / Please consult the schedule to know the courses offered at each session.



    CMN5100 RESEARCH METHODS (3cr.)
    Research design and methods relevant to the Master's thesis or research paper project.

    CMN5105 CONTEMPORARY COMMUNICATION ISSUES (3cr.)
    State of the art of the discipline. Exploration of major domains of communication research, along with contemporary issues being addressed by scholars in these fields of specialization.

    CMN5110 SOCIAL HISTORY OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (3cr.)
    Exploration of the social, political, economic, cultural and ethical ramifications of communication technologies as they have evolved over time. Relationship between innovation in new communication technologies and social and cultural change.

    CMN5115 COMMUNICATION ETHICS (3cr.)
    Emphasis on the significance of ethical principles and responsibilities of public communicators, as well as sanctions faced when communicators fail to uphold these principles. Critique of self-regulation of the media. Analysis of argumentation. Study of legal precedents with respect to defamation.

    CMN5120 PUBLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGNS: THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS (3cr.)
    Theories and applications relevant to campaigns that promote issues and causes in the public interest. Strategies and techniques. Cases studies in the areas of health, environment, education and other public domains.

    CMN5130 DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE : COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES (3cr.)
    Theories and pragmatics of intercultural communication as applicable to various forms of communication (verbal and nonverbal ) between and among individuals of different ethnicities, races, cultures, age groups, sexual orientations, genders, classes, abilities, language, religion, and value orientations. Focused on workplace interactions.

    CMN5131 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION THEORIES (3cr.)
    Different approaches (e.g., interactionnist, narrative, critical) to organizational communication research, with a focus on benchmark studies and key researchers. Role of theories in understanding communication challenges faced by contemporary organizations. Issues related to communication networks, organizational learning, management of diversity, computerization of organizations, and management of risks, among others.

    CMN5132 THEORIES AND EFFECTS OF THE MEDIA (3cr.)
    Critique of traditional (e.g., cultivation, social learning, and dependency), interpretive (e.g., narrative and genre), and critical/cultural (e.g., political economy) theories of the mass media. Contemporary research directions in the field of mass and emerging communications. Study of the effects on audience behavior.

    CMN5133 HEALTH COMMUNICATION THEORIES (3cr.)
    Concepts, research, and theories regarding health communication issues at the micro level (e.g., interactions between patient and healthcare provider), mezzo level (e.g., role of information in healthcare organizations) and macro level (e.g., role of media in shaping public perceptions of health and illness). Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method research, with a stress on interdisciplinary approaches to health communication and public health research.

    CMN5135 COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT (3cr.)
    Role of communication in organizational development, team development, and corporate/institutional positioning. Internal and external communication in public and private organizations. Case studies of Canadian and international organizations.

    CMN5136 VIRTUAL WORK TEAMS (3cr.)
    Theoretical and practical issues raised by the integration of mediated and distance communication into the work place, including those specific to the functioning of virtual teams (e.g., E-leadership, cohesion, communication, and trust).

    CMN5140 COMMUNICATION, GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGE (3cr.)
    Impact of information and communication technologies and political, cultural, and global dynamics on organizations. Theoretical and critical reflections on the strategic management of change in organizations, the transformation of organizational cultures, and intervention practices. Case studies of hybrid cultures.

    CMN5141 GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION (3cr.)
    Issues and concerns of particular relevance to the public service communication community. Preparation of a consultation report that focuses on a specific communication challenge faced by professional communicators.

    CMN5142 RISK AND CRISIS COMMUNICATION (3cr.)
    The role of communication in general—and mass media and the Internet in particular—in high risk situations such as conflict, war, disaster, emergency, and acts of terrorism (including biological threats) in a variety of cultural contexts. Characteristics of modern risk societies, risk identification and management, the relationship between risk and crisis communication, and crisis management strategies. Case studies.

    CMN5150 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (3cr.)
    Research directions in organizational learning, collective intelligence and information architecture, situated in the technical context of the general digitization of communication and the socio-cultural context of knowledge societies and human development policies. Interdisciplinary perspectives. Case studies from the work place, education, health, and cultural industries.

    CMN5155 ADVANCED RESEARCH IN TRADITIONAL AND EMERGING MEDIA (3cr.)
    Empirical and critical studies of traditional and emerging media in various social contexts: organizational, domestic, educational, etc. Emerging research trends (qualitative and quantitative).

    CMN5160 POLITICAL USES OF MEDIA (3cr.)
    Critical review of key aspects of contemporary theory, research, and practice in political communication. Uses of traditional and emerging media by governments, politicians, and civil society (NGOs, activist groups and citizens) to communicate with their publics, influence public and policy agendas, effect social and political change, monitor public opinion, manage their reputation, and/or build networks of resistance. Impact of changing communication technologies on government media relations. Case studies.

    CMN5161 CONSTRUCTION OF SOCIAL REALITY BY THE MEDIA (3cr.)
    Study of the media strategies that aim to create the verisimilitude of everyday life. Analysis of the contemporary production of authenticity (or its simulation) in media genres such as televised reality shows, mock news shows, cringe comedy, and polemical documentaries.

    CMN5165 NEW DIRECTIONS IN JOURNALISM (3cr.)
    Theoretical and empirical studies of recent trends and changes in journalistic practices. Impact of social, economic and technological factors on journalism (e.g., commoditization of information, concentration of ownership, and digital media convergence). New socio-critical practices. Audience research.

    CMN5170 INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION (3cr.)
    Contemporary approaches to international communication. The role of traditional and emerging media, international institutions, governmental agencies, and NGOs. Analysis of problems related to participatory communication and alternative models.

    CMN5190 MEDIA, IDENTITY AND DIVERSITY (3cr.)
    Study of identity issues as seen through the prism of the media and relating to ethnicities, races, cultures, age groups, sexual orientations, genders, classes, abilities, language, religion, and value orientations. Study of the representations and challenges posed by "otherness" and diversity in an era of globalization and accelerated circulation of information.

    CMN5195 SPECIAL TOPICS (3cr.)

    CMN5595 THÈMES SPÉCIAUX (3cr.)

    CMN5500 MÉTHODES DE RECHERCHE (3cr.)
    Différentes étapes de l'élaboration du projet de thèse ou du mémoire de maîtrise.

    CMN5505 ENJEUX CONTEMPORAINS EN COMMUNICATION (3cr.)
    Étude des avancées les plus récentes de la discipline. Exploration des principaux domaines de recherche en communication et des enjeux contemporains étudiés par les spécialistes œuvrant dans différents champs de la discipline.

    CMN5510 HISTOIRE SOCIALE DES TECHNOLOGIES DE COMMUNICATION (3cr.)
    Exploration de l’évolution historique des ramifications sociales, politiques, économiques, culturelles et éthiques du développement des technologies de communication. Étude des liens entre les innovations en matière de technologie de communication et les changements sociaux et culturels.

    CMN5515 ÉTHIQUE DE LA COMMUNICATION (3cr.)
    L’accent sera mis sur la signification des principes éthiques et de la responsabilité des communicateurs publiques ainsi que sur les sanctions auxquelles s’exposent les communicateurs qui ne respectent pas ces principes. Critique de l’autorégulation des médias. Analyse de l’argumentation. Étude de la jurisprudence en matière de diffamation.

    CMN5520 CAMPAGNES DE COMMUNICATION PUBLIQUE : THÉORIES ET APPLICATIONS (3cr.)
    Théories et pratiques relatives aux campagnes de communication faisant la promotion d’enjeux ou de causes d’intérêt publique. Stratégies et techniques. Études de cas dans les secteurs de la santé, de l’environnement et d'autres domaines.

    CMN5530 DIVERSITÉ AU TRAVAIL : DÉFIS COMMUNICATIONNELS (3cr.)
    Théories et pratiques de communication interculturelle en milieu de travail. Étude des différentes formes de communication (verbale et non verbale) impliquant des individus de culture, d’âge, d’orientation sexuelle, de genre, de langue, de religion et de compétences différents. Les cas présentés dans le cours se concentreront sur les interactions en milieu de travail.

    CMN5531 THÉORIES DE LA COMMUNICATION ORGANISATIONNELLE (3cr.)
    Revue de diverses approches en communication organisationnelle (interactionniste, narrative, critique). L’accent sera mis sur les études et les principaux chercheurs qui représentent des points de référence dans le domaine. Le rôle des théories dans la compréhension des défis auxquels font face les organisations modernes. Enjeux reliés aux réseaux de communication, à l’apprentissage organisationnel, à la gestion de la diversité, à l’informatisation des organisations, à la gestion du risque, et autres.

    CMN5532 THÉORIES ET EFFETS DES MÉDIAS (3cr.)
    Analyse critique des théories classiques des médias de masse (cultivation, apprentissage social et conditionnement), interprétatives (narrative et identité sexuelle), critique et culturelle (économie politique). Nouvelles perspectives de la recherche dans le domaine des médias de masse traditionnels et émergents. Étude des effets sur le comportement des récepteurs.

    CMN5533 THÉORIES DE LA COMMUNICATION ET DE LA SANTÉ (3cr.)
    Théories, concepts et recherches reliés au domaine de la communication et de la santé au niveau micro (interactions entre le patient, le médecin et les dispensateurs de soins), au niveau intermédiaire (rôle de l’information dans les organisations de soins de santé) et au niveau macro (le rôle des médias dans la construction des représentations sociales de la santé et de la maladie). Analyse quantitative, qualitative et mixte avec accent sur les approches interdisciplinaires et les recherches en santé publique.

    CMN5535 GESTION DES COMMUNICATIONS (3cr.)
    Rôle de la communication dans le développement organisationnel, dans le développement des équipes et dans la projection de l'image de l'organisation. Communication interne et externe dans les organisations publiques et privées. Études de cas d'organisations canadiennes et internationales.

    CMN5536 ÉQUIPES VIRTUELLES: ENJEUX COMMUNICATIONNELS (3cr.)
    Différentes problématiques théoriques et pratiques soulevées par l’intégration de modes de communication médiatisée et à distance au sein des collectifs de travail, incluant des problématiques spécifiques liées notamment au fonctionnement d’équipes virtuelles (e.g., E-leadership, cohésion, communication et confiance dans les équipes virtuelles).

    CMN5540 COMMUNICATION, MONDIALISATION ET CHANGEMENT (3cr.)
    Influence des technologies d’information et de communication, de la dynamique politique, culturelle et globale sur les organisations. Réflexions théoriques et critiques portant sur les stratégies de gestion du changement dans les organisations, sur la transformation des cultures organisationnelles et les interventions pratiques. Études de cas de cultures hybrides.

    CMN5541 COMMUNICATION GOUVERNEMENTALE (3cr.)
    Enjeux et préoccupations spécifiques à la communauté des communicateurs d'agences publiques. Préparation d'un rapport de consultation qui met l'accent sur un défi particulier qu'ont à relever les communicateurs professionnels.

    CMN5542 COMMUNICATION DE CRISE ET DU RISQUE (3cr.)
    Le rôle de la communication en général, des médias de masse et d'Internet en particulier, dans des situations de crise comme la guerre, les désastres naturels, les urgences et les actes terroristes (incluant les menaces biologiques) dans une variété de contextes culturels. Caractéristiques des sociétés modernes à haut risque, identification et gestion des risques et des crises, relations entre les risques et la communication de crise, étude des stratégies de gestion de crise. Études de cas.

    CMN5550 GESTION DES CONNAISSANCES (3cr.)
    Principales orientations de la recherche sur l’apprentissage organisationnel, l’intelligence collective et l’architecture de l’information, situées à la fois dans le contexte technique de la numérisation généralisée de la communication et dans le contexte socioculturel de la société de la connaissance et des politiques de développement humain. Une perspective interdisciplinaire sera privilégiée. Des études de cas en milieu de travail, en éducation, en santé et dans les industries culturelles.

    CMN5555 RECHERCHES AVANCÉES SUR LES MÉDIAS TRADITIONNELS ET CEUX EN ÉMERGENCE (3cr.)
    Études empiriques et critiques des médias traditionnels et en émergence dans différents contextes : monde du travail, vie quotidienne, éducation, etc. Nouveaux courants de recherche (qualitative et quantitative).

    CMN5560 USAGES POLITIQUES DES MÉDIAS (3cr.)
    Revue critique des principaux aspects de la théorie contemporaine, de la recherche et des pratiques de communication politique. Usage des médias traditionnels et émergents par les gouvernements, les politiciens et la société civile (agences non gouvernementales, groupes de militants et de citoyens) pour communiquer avec leur public respectif, pour influencer leur public et pour promouvoir leur cause et provoquer le changement social et politique, évaluer l’opinion publique, gérer leur réputation et/ou développer des réseaux de résistance. Influence des technologiques de communication sur les relations entre le gouvernement et les médias.

    CMN5561 REPRÉSENTATION ET SIMULATION DE LA RÉALITÉ PAR LES MÉDIAS (3cr.)
    Étude des stratégies médiatiques de construction des effets de réel. Analyse de la production contemporaine de l'authentique (ou de sa simulation) dans les genres médiatiques comme la téléréalité, les parodies de bulletin d'information et les documentaires polémiques.

    CMN5565 NOUVELLES ORIENTATIONS EN JOURNALISME (3cr.)
    Études théoriques et empiriques des plus récentes tendances et transformations des pratiques journalistiques. Incidence des facteurs sociaux, économiques et technologiques sur le journalisme (ex. : marchandisation de l’information, concentration de la propriété, convergence des médias et numérisation). Nouvelles pratiques sociocritiques. Études des récepteurs.

    CMN5570 COMMUNICATION INTERNATIONALE (3cr.)
    Approches contemporaines de la communication internationale. Le rôle des médias traditionnels et des nouveaux médias, des institutions internationales, agences gouvernementales, ONGs. Analyse de questions spécifiques telles que la communication participative et les modèles alternatifs.

    CMN5590 MÉDIAS, IDENTITÉ ET DIVERSITÉ (3cr.)
    Étude des problématiques identitaires liées aux diversités ethniques, culturelles, religieuses, générationnelles, sexuelles, économiques et autres vues à travers le prisme des médias. Étude des représentations de l’identité et de l’altérité à l’ère de la mondialisation et de la circulation accélérée de l’information.

    CMN5595 THÈMES SPÉCIAUX (3cr.)

    CMN5900 ÉTUDES DIRIGÉES EN COMMUNICATION / DIRECTED STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION (3cr.)
    Étude d'une problématique particulière ou approfondissement de ses connaissances dans un domaine des communications. Le sujet de recherche est déterminé et développé en consultation avec le professeur responsable. Le projet doit être différent de ce qui a pu être soumis dans d'autres cours. Limite d'un cours d'études dirigées par étudiant. Préalable: Permission du Comité des études supérieures. / Opportunity to study an area of particular interest or to pursue an interest in greater depth. Research topic to be selected and developed in consultation with the supervising professor. Should not repeat work submitted in other courses. Maximum of one directed studies course per student. Prerequisite: Permission of the Graduate Studies Committee.

    CMN5995 THÈMES SPÉCIAUX EN COMMUNICATION/SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION (3cr.)
    Etude approfondie d’un sujet en communication. / In-depth examination of a topic in Communication.

    CMN6990 PROPOSITION DE RECHERCHE / RESEARCH PROPOSAL
    Rédaction d’une proposition de thèse ou de mémoire conformément aux lignes directrices du département de communication. La proposition doit comprendre une recension critique, préparée en consultation avec le directeur ou la directrice de thèse ou de mémoire, des principaux travaux consacrés au sujet. Il faut défendre la proposition devant un comité consultatif constitué de la directrice ou du directeur et d'un autre professeur (pour le mémoire) ou de deux autres professeurs (pour la thèse). L’étudiant doit normalement satisfaire à cette exigence en une session. Si la proposition n’est pas terminée et/ou acceptée lors de cette première inscription, l'étudiant pourra s’inscrire à nouveau à la session suivante pour la terminer et/ou la présenter une deuxième fois. Si la proposition n’est pas approuvée lors de la deuxième soumission, une note de « non satisfaisant » sera attribuée pour la proposition et un retrait du programme s'imposera. Le cours est noté S/NS. Préalable: CMN5500 / Preparation of an MA thesis or research paper proposal, based on guidelines established by the department of communication. The proposal should include a thorough and critical review of literature on the research topic, prepared in consultation with the supervisor of the thesis or research paper. The proposal must be defended before an advisory committee consisting of the supervisor and one other professor (research paper) or two other professors (thesis). Students must normally satisfy this requirement in one session. If the proposal is not completed and/or accepted during the first session of registration the student may register for it again the following session to complete and/or submit it a second time. Failure to obtain approval on the second attempt leads to a grade of "not satisfactory" for the proposal and a mandatory withdrawal from the program. Graded S/NS. Prerequisite: CMN5100.

    CMN6998 MÉMOIRE / RESEARCH PAPER
    Préalable : CMN 6990 / Prerequisite: CMN 6990

    CMN6999 THÈSE DE MAÎTRISE / MASTER'S THESIS
    Préalable : CMN 6990 / Prerequisite CMN 6990

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