Curriculum & Courses

Curriculum & Courses

 

For full course descriptions, use the online Academic Calendar.

Below is the list of courses required to complete the Bachelor of Communication - Information Design major.

  • COMM 2500 - Intro to Communication Studies
  • COMM 2501 - Media History and Contemporary Issues
  • COMM 3500 - Media, Culture and Communication Theory
  • COMM 4501 - Roles and Practices in Contemporary Communication

All of:

  • INFO 1600 - Foundations of Information Design
  • INFO 1610 - Principles of Design Thinking and Doing
  • INFO 1620 - Visual Communication Fundamentals
  • INFO 1661 - Technical Communication
  • INFO 2663 - Visual and Applied Rhetoric
  • INFO 2666 - Thinking with Type
  • INFO 2667 - Information Architecture
  • INFO 2670 - Tools for Information Designers
  • INFO 2673 - Systems and Structures
  • INFO 2680 - Intercultural Communication in Information Design
  • INFO 3600 - Usability
  • INFO 3605 - Qualitative Research Methods for Information Design
  • INFO 3610 - Visualizing Information
  • INFO 3611 - Designing for Interactivity
  • INFO 3620 - Content Development and Design Studio
  • INFO 3670 - Project and Content Management
  • INFO 4620 - Systems Thinking and Changemaking Studio
  • INFO 4665 - Instructional Design
  • INFO 4679 - Issues in Communications: Ethics and Law
  • INFO 4680 - The Practice of Information Design

Zero-credit program elements:

  • INFO 4690 - Information Design Workplace Seminar *non credit
  • INFO 4691 - Information Design Work Experience *non credit
  • INFO 4692 - Information Design Work Experience II *non credit - optional

* All courses three three credits except zero-credit courses INFO 4690, INFO 4691 and INFO 4692.

In addition to the courses listed above Information Design students require 10 General Education courses and six electives. It is recommended that electives be chosen from areas of interest that complement career interests.