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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study: Humanities
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Communication Studies home page
Télé-université du Québec equivalency: COM 2000
CMNS 302 has a Challenge for Credit option.
CMNS 302 is one of three foundation courses for the Bachelor of Professional Arts (Communication Studies) degree program. It follows the interactions between media and society in a number of technological contexts: oral and literate cultures, manuscript and print cultures, electric and electronic cultures.
The course surveys the development of communication technology and introduces some important scholarly debates about those technologies. In so doing, it tries to establish the notion that the history of communication technology is as much about ideas and practices as it is about events and things.
Communication in History is intended to accomplish the following objectives:
To receive credit for CMNS 302, you must complete all assignments and obtain a minimum composite course grade of at least D (50 percent). The chart below summarizes the course activities and the credit weight associated with each assignment.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Note: Weighting in grouped-study offerings may be altered to accommodate a classwork component.
All course materials are online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university-level course.
Full information about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
To receive credit for the CMNS 302 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least D (50 percent) on the challenge assignement.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 7, April 11, 2018.
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Updated October 24, 2019 by Student & Academic Services