The Speech Communication Program does not have a Co-op option. However, many Speech Communication majors are in the Arts & Business Co-op Academic Plan.  For these students, Speech Communication is their chosen major and their co-op reports are handed in to Speech Communication.

First and second year students must complete the narrative analysis work report option.  Third and fourth year students may choose between a narrative analysis work report or an organizational communication work report, though there is no advantage to students in choosing either option.

Co-op reports are due one week after the start of classes.  The reports are to be completed and addressed to Professor Shannon Hartling.

Employment Opportunity for Sessional Instructors

The Speech Communication program at the University of Waterloo is searching for several new sessional instructors to teach core communication courses.  Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors, 50 minors, and delivers many sections of communication courses to four Faculties from across the University.

Sessional instructors could teach up to three sections per academic term of the following courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Science Communication, or Communication in the Engineering Professions. Each of these courses include emphases on foundational communication competencies and are designed to align with the Speech Communication program objectives. More information on the Speech Communication program can be found here:

Interested instructors should have a PhD or be working toward completing a PhD, and should send a CV and a brief letter of interest that addresses qualifications and teaching philosophy to:

Dr. Robert Danisch

Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1