Book and Media Studies

Book and Media Studies is an interdisciplinary and historical investigation of the role of printing, books and reading in cultures past and present.

It covers topics such as manuscript and book production, internet publishing, the press, TV and radio, book illustration, advertising, censorship, and the way readers use and enjoy books.


    Admission Information

    • Apply to the Humanities admission category on the St. George campus
    • Six Grade 12 U or M courses, including English are required
    • Students outside of Ontario should have the equivalent senior high school credits


    Honours Bachelor of Arts Program

    • Book and Media Studies (major and minor options)


    First-Year Courses

    The Book and Media Studies program does not offer any courses at the first-year level.


    Advice for First Year

    The foundation courses for the program are offered at the second-year level and are open to first-year students: SMC 219Y1 – Mass Media in Culture and Society, SMC 228H1 – Bibliography and Print Culture, and SMC 229H1 – Readers and Readerships.



    This program is an excellent complement to programs in English, French, and other modern languages.

    Direct career options include:

    Communications Specialist Researcher
    Marketing Manager Public Affairs Officer
    Print Journalist Editorial Assistant
    Editor Public Opinion Researcher
    Technical Writer Customer Service Coordinator
    Advertising Copywriter Community Relations Coordinator
    Public Relations Specialist Fundraiser
    Webmaster/Content Developer Librarian
    Publisher Copy Editor



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    First Year