ITAI: Introduction to Academic Integrity

The Introduction to Academic Integrity course illustrates academic integrity and plagiarism in real-life scenarios. A clear sense of academic honesty and responsibility is fundamental to good scholarship, and the integrity of university academic work and the degrees conferred by the university is dependent upon the honesty and soundness of the teacher-student learning relationship and of the evaluation process. Therefore, all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism, and other academic offences. The Introduction to Academic Integrity course serves as a helpful, interactive companion to the academic integrity policy and procedures outlined in the Student Policies & Procedures, which contains the policies and procedures that guide academic life at Royal Roads and support our mission as a university.
Course Credits: 0.0

PCOM530: Strategic Digital Communication

Introduces students to communication in the digital landscape. Distinguishes between digital and traditional/analog media and how a strong strategic communication must include elements of both to be effective. Helps students identify the advantages, shortcomings and risks of digital communication, and the significance of evaluating and reporting the impact of digital communication. Includes case studies, discussion forums for collaborative learning, an exercise drawn from the corporate world where students must convince cynical senior management about the need for and value of digital communication, and a team effort to develop a well-rationalized digital communication campaign plan.
Course Credits: 3.0

PCOM632: Conflict Analysis and Management

Conflict Analysis and Management (3). Provides a rich exposure to theories and practices of dispute resolution through the eyes of a practicing mediator and empowers the learner to be more effective and secure in responding to conflict. Examines conflict at interpersonal, community, and organizational levels. Concepts of analysis are applied, models of response are learned, and various skills of interpersonal communication are practiced.
Course Credits: 3.0

PCOM633: Strategic Communication

Explores effective management of external communication systems and processes in an organizational context. Reference is made to the linkages between all major communication efforts, including engagement, marketing and advertising; however, the emphasis of the course is on public relations, stakeholder relations, and corporate communication. The course focuses on the requisite skill set of corporate communication leaders, including reputation management, crisis management and strategic communication planning. Current trends, such as the use of social media channels, are highlighted. The course is delivered through a combination of case studies, experiential exercises, and interactive lectures designed to provide an opportunity to apply learnings through realistic scenarios and role playing.
Course Credits: 3.0