Following the retirement of Dr Evelyn Ellerman, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Lithgow to the program and the university. Dr. Lithgow brings our students the benefit of his wide ranging experience in journalism and media activism to complement his teaching and scholarly interests.
Lara Hill, a graduate of the Communication Studies BPA program, has gone on to work in international development projects including the one profiled in this podcast about her work in the Maldives, and is about to begin PhD studies at Royal Roads University in 2017.
The Communication Studies program has been working with the Master of Arts Integrated Studies degree program at Athabasca University to implement a new stream in the MAIS degree in "Writing and New Media." Our first two courses are open now. These are MAIS 623, "Introduction to Trends in New Media: Digital Humanities" and MAIS 620, "Digital Story-telling."
If so, Stephen Addison, a learning designer in the Centre for Learning Design & Development here at Athabasca University, would like to hear from you.
Stephen is doing research into mobile learning with a view of improving AU courses based on the experiences of AU students who sometimes study using a mobile device. Therefore he would appreciate it if you would answer a few questions for him in a telephone interview that will take approximately 30 minutes.
If you are interested in participating in this research study, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, 780-421-5838
AU welcomes new Writer-in-Residence: Acclaimed “Half-Blood Blues” novelist Esi Edugyan
Despite deep government cutbacks to post-secondary education over the last few years, we continue to revise and update our courses whenever possible. We are proud to announce:
CMNS 201 Introduction to Mass Media
CMNS 202 Media and Power in Canada
CMNS 301 Theory
CMNS 380 Corporate Communications
CMNS 401 Cultural Policy in Canada
CMNS 444 Media Relations
CMNS 455 Media Ethics
Updated January 24 2017 by Student & Academic Services