Academic Calendar

Professional Communication Major

Program of Study 

Course ID Course Name Credits
Major Requirements
BCSC 204Foundations in Sustainability Communication3
BCSC 215Applied Communications3
BCSC 216Professional Communication3
BCSC 253Classical and Modern Rhetoric3
BCSC 310Strategic Communication Planning3
BCSC 395Professional Field Placement and Practice3
BCSC 400Intercultural Communication3
BCSC 418Organizational Communication Theory3
Professional Communication Major Option Courses
Select 21 credits of Option courses21
Journalism Minor Requirements
BCSC 201Foundations of Journalism3
BCSC 210Introduction to News Reporting3
BCSC 313Intermediate News Reporting3
BCSC 322Interviewing Techniques 1
Journalism Minor Options
Choose 6 credits from the following:6
Canadian Press and Society
Arts and Culture Reporting
Online News Reporting: Journalism in the Digital Age
Reporting on Canadian Politics
Total Credits60

1The required Journalism minor course, BCSC 322, will also be used toward the Professional Communication major options.

The minimum passing grade for a course at MacEwan University is a D unless otherwise noted next to the appropriate course in the program of study.

Professional Communication Major Options

Course ID Course Name Credits
BCSC 205Introduction to Film Studies and Narrative3
BCSC 207Documentary Film Principles and Practices3
BCSC 221Writing to be Heard3
BCSC 223Introduction to Screenwriting3
BCSC 241Introduction to Technical Communication3
BCSC 260Substantive and Structural Editing3
BCSC 282Short Written Forms3
BCSC 303Popular Culture and Film Studies: Film Noir3
BCSC 305Popular Culture and Film Studies: Science Fiction3
BCSC 308Communication Law II3
BCSC 322Interviewing Techniques3
BCSC 326Rhetoric of Popular Culture3
BCSC 328Documentary Screenwriting3
BCSC 330Intermediate Strategic Communication3
BCSC 331Corporate Narrative3
BCSC 332Writing and Publishing Prose I3
BCSC 340Technical Communication for Digital Applications3
BCSC 341Literary Journalism3
BCSC 342Writing for Periodicals3
BCSC 343Introducing Creative Nonfiction3
BCSC 352The Media and the Message3
BCSC 360Magazine Editing3
BCSC 361Book Editing3
BCSC 362Print Culture Studies3
BCSC 379Public Affairs Data Journalism3
BCSC 430Advanced Strategic Communication3
BCSC 431Advanced Seminar in Strategic Communication3
BCSC 432Writing and Publishing Prose II3
BCSC 440Technical Communication: Safety Standards and Policies3
BCSC 441Technical Communication for Policy Writing3
BCSC 452Advanced Seminar in Technical Communication3
BCSC 461Publication Editing and Management3
BCSC 462Advanced Seminar in Editing and Publishing3
BCSC 499Innovation and Entrepreneurship: New Ventures in Digital Media3

Course Substitutions

Credit Earned in: May Be Substituted for Credit in Program Course:
ENGL 101 ENGL 102 & ENGL 103
PROW 100 BCSC 100
PROW 102 BCSC 282
PROW 104 BCSC 253
PROW 115 BCSC 203
PROW 117 BCSC 102
PROW 135 BCSC 215
PROW 204 BCSC 221
PROW 205 BCSC 301
PROW 210 BCSC 100
PROW 211 BCSC 100
PROW 224 BCSC 241
PROW 226 BCSC 340
PROW 228 BCSC 440
PROW 235 BCSC 260
PROW 240 BCSC 332
PROW 250 BCSC 216
PROW 302 BCSC 202
PROW 304 BCSC 326
PROW 307 BCSC 328
PROW 308 BCSC 223
PROW 310 BCSC 343
PROW 315 BCSC 331
PROW 316 BCSC 342
PROW 317 BCSC 352
PROW 318 BCSC 441
PROW 330 BCSC 432
PROW 331 BCSC 341
PROW 335 BCSC 360
PROW 336 BCSC 361
PROW 337 BCSC 362
PROW 338 BCSC 461
PROW 343 BCSC 310