Media and Communications Studies

‌There is no doubt that today’s social media, whether you’re using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, text messaging or the internet in general, are changing how people connect with and relate to each other. What precisely are these changes? And how are existing media like newspapers adjusting to them?

As the manner in which the world gets its information is evolving, it becomes more important than ever to pay attention to how the media affect society. UFV’s Media and Communication Studies program examines the diffusion of information, current technological changes, the methods we use to communicate, and the media’s role in our everyday lives.

As a MACS student, you will learn about the many types of media, and how quickly they are all changing. You will discuss how the different types of media serve the public and how they continue to evolve. You will discuss how advertising and other commercial messages affect you, how Canadians fit into the global village, and what literacy in this new environment means. In short, you will learn how your life and society continue to change in response to innovations in technology and communications.


Interested in MACS?

Special Topics Courses in Media and Communications

Upcoming Courses

Media & Communication Studies - Winter 2017

MACS 110 Intro Communication Theory
MACS 130 Mass Communication in Canada
MACS 201 Music & Society
MACS 235 Intro to Journalism in Canada
MACS/ANTH/SOC 255 Intro to Social Research
MACS 299D Zombies on the Brain: Pop Culture
MACS 299E Media Images & the Body
MACS/ANTH/SOC 356 Qualitative Research Methods
MACS/ANTH 375 Indian Mediascapes
MACS/SOC 385 TV & Social Values: The Simpsons
MACS/SOC 460 Issues in Info Society


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