Communications and Public Policy

Fall Semester 2017

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Intro. to Communications
COPP.1013.A
Gillies, JamesT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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[2. Communications and Public Policy]This course introduces students to the history and evolution of the communications profession, with particular emphasis on communications in the public policy sphere, from the pioneers who sold ideas on behalf of their clients, to the modern world of two-way communications with the public through the internet and social media tools. The course will explore how this evolution is changing the way governments, politicians, non-governmental organizations, citizens groups and corporations interact with the public.

Intro. to Communications
COPP.1013.B
Gillies, JamesW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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[2. Communications and Public Policy]This course introduces students to the history and evolution of the communications profession, with particular emphasis on communications in the public policy sphere, from the pioneers who sold ideas on behalf of their clients, to the modern world of two-way communications with the public through the internet and social media tools. The course will explore how this evolution is changing the way governments, politicians, non-governmental organizations, citizens groups and corporations interact with the public.

Fundamentals of Writing
COPP.2013.A
Tunney, MarkM W02:30PM-03:50PM
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[2. Communications and Public Policy]Communicating public policy requires clear and effective writing at every stage in the process. This is a foundational writing course that will help students learn to express themselves in clear, compelling language. Prerequisites: COPP 1013, COPP 1023.

Policy Making in the Info Age
COPP.2023.A
McHardie, DanielT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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[2. Communications and Public Policy]This course will explore how social media and internet tools are transforming the world of communications and public policy. The course will explore cases around the world where social media and the access to information on the internet is influencing public policy and the political process. Prerequisite: COPP 2013.

Business Commun. and Marketing
COPP.3043.A
MacLean, Heather-AnneM07:00PM-09:50PM
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[2. Communications and Public Policy] This course explores the role of communications in business settings, including professional writing, the power of narrative, the influence of social media, and the connection between communications and marketing.

Case Studies in Public Policy
COPP.4006.A1
Gillies, JamesT02:30PM-05:20PM
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[2. Communications and Public Policy]The capstone case study course will require students to spend the fall semester surveying scholarly literature on public policy analysis (regarding policy development, design and implementation) and the winter semester applying this research as they write two case studies that will require students to synthesize the issues encountered in their Focus Areas with their studies in Communications. Course work can be presented in English and French. Prerequisites: COPP 3013, COPP 3023, COPP 3033.

Internship
COPP.4016.A1
Dickson, DonaldTH07:00PM-09:50PM
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[2. Communications and Public Policy]Students will complete two supervised professional unpaid internships in a professional communications agency, non-profit organization, or government office and will complete a detailed exit report. Where possible, students will have the opportunity to pursue internships that require them to work in French or in a bilingual office. Prerequisites: COPP 3013, COPP 3023, COPP 3033.

Winter Semester 2018

CourseInstrDaysTime
Intro. to Policy Studies
COPP.1023.A
Gillies, JamesT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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[2. Communications and Public Policy]This course introduces students to the policy making process, how policies are researched, drafted, legislated, and communicated. The course will also explore how non-governmental organizations, citizens groups and corporations influence public policy decisions. This course will prepare students to choose a Focus Area to complete their COPP Major.

Intro. to Policy Studies
COPP.1023.B
Harvey, JaniceW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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[2. Communications and Public Policy]This course introduces students to the policy making process, how policies are researched, drafted, legislated, and communicated. The course will also explore how non-governmental organizations, citizens groups and corporations influence public policy decisions. This course will prepare students to choose a Focus Area to complete their COPP Major.

Fundamentals of Writing
COPP.2013.B
Tunney, MarkT TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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[2. Communications and Public Policy]Communicating public policy requires clear and effective writing at every stage in the process. This is a foundational writing course that will help students learn to express themselves in clear, compelling language. Prerequisites: COPP 1013, COPP 1023.

Research Methods
COPP.2033.A
MacLean, Heather-AnneM07:00PM-09:50PM
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[2. Communications and Public Policy]This course will introduce students to the methods for gathering and analyzing data through interviews, surveys, focus groups, content analysis, and polls and how this information can be applied to public policy initiatives and planning an accompanying communications strategy. Prerequisite: COPP 2013.

Rhetoric
COPP.3013.A
Camp, MichaelT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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[2. Communications and Public Policy]This course builds on the skills developed in the Fundamentals of Writing course and applies them to rhetoric, speech writing and debating. Students will read ancient and modern speeches, historical writings on rhetoric and explore the influence of persuasive writing on public affairs. Prerequisites: COPP 2013, COPP 2023, COPP 2033.

Public Policy and the Media
COPP.3033.A
McHardie, DanielM W04:00PM-05:20PM
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[2. Communications and Public Policy]This course will explore how public policies are reported in various forms of media and how communications planning can influence the success or failure of these initiatives. The course will examine communications planning and media relations strategies such as proactive and reactive methods of representing an organization in the media. Prerequisites: COPP 2013, COPP 2023, COPP 2033.

Case Studies in Public Policy
COPP.4006.A2
Gillies, JamesT02:30PM-05:20PM
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[2. Communications and Public Policy]The capstone case study course will require students to spend the fall semester surveying scholarly literature on public policy analysis (regarding policy development, design and implementation) and the winter semester applying this research as they write two case studies that will require students to synthesize the issues encountered in their Focus Areas with their studies in Communications. Course work can be presented in English and French. Prerequisites: COPP 3013, COPP 3023, COPP 3033.

Internship
COPP.4016.A2
Dickson, DonaldTH07:00PM-09:50PM
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[2. Communications and Public Policy]Students will complete two supervised professional unpaid internships in a professional communications agency, non-profit organization, or government office and will complete a detailed exit report. Where possible, students will have the opportunity to pursue internships that require them to work in French or in a bilingual office. Prerequisites: COPP 3013, COPP 3023, COPP 3033.

Last Published: Sat Dec 16 06:05:01 2017