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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Professional Communication Minor

What is Professional Communication?

Professional communication refers to written, oral, visual, and digital communication within professional contexts, from the 21st century workplace to the wider society. The Minor in Professional Communication for the Digital Age provides students with a foundation in mass communication and digital media studies and imparts professionally-relevant communication knowledge and skills such as verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, resume writing, interviewing, negotiation, conflict resolution and compromise, audience studies, interpersonal and intercultural communication, teamwork and collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, writing, public speaking, strategy, PR and advertising, ethics, and multimedia presentation. This Minor in Professional Communication for the Digital Age consists of 7 courses (21 credit hours) and is available to all students in any major program in any faculty at Ontario Tech University. Communication is an essential 21st century skill required by every organization for every career, so the minor will be valuable to anyone who wants to learn about what communication and digital media are, how they work, and what it takes to communicate professionally and effectively.

To earn this minor, complete:

All of:

COMM 1100U – Introduction to Communication and Digital Media Studies
COMM 2620U - Professional Communication
COMM 1320U – Public Speaking and Multimedia Presentation for Web 3.0
COMM 3710U – Media, Identity and Intercultural Communication
COMM 3110U – Communication Ethics: Making Media for the Social Good


2 of:

COMM 2413 - Science Communication: Media for creative, fun, and effective STEM communication
COMM 3610U – Strategic Communications for Influence: Rhetoric, Persuasion and Propaganda
COMM 3720U - Knowing Your Audience: Audience Studies for Media Professionals and Creators
COMM 4510U – Public Relations: Social Power, Social Media, and Social Responsibility
COMM 2530U – Advertising as Social Communication

*please note, the courses linked to this minor are subject to change in the future, and scheduling availability.