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Please note: This program has been replaced by Material Culture and Semiotics beginning March 1, 2021, and is not accepting new enrolments. Previously enrolled students are still able to complete the original program requirements.

Semiotics is the science of communication and sign systems, in short, of the ways people understand phenomena and organize them mentally, and of the ways in which they devise means for transmitting that understanding and for sharing it with others.

The courses in semiotics offered by Victoria College are the core of a program of study that combines theoretical and applied approaches, and complements other disciplines including Anthropology, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology.

Enrolment in the program is limited to students with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 in at least four full courses or their equivalent. Achievement of this minimum CGPA does not guarantee enrolment in the program.

Program Contacts

Chris de Barros
Academic Liaison Officer

Program Requirements (up until April 30, 2021)

Note: This program has been replaced by Material Culture and Semiotics beginning March 1, 2021, and is not accepting new enrolments.

This is a limited enrolment program. Admission will be determined by a student’s mark in ANT100Y1/​LIN100Y/(LIN101H1, LIN102H1)/ PHL100Y1/​SOC100H1/SOC150H1/one FCE in Vic One

  • A final mark of 73% will be required for admission. Achieving that mark does not necessarily guarantee admission to the program in any given year.

Detailed Requirements
To acquire a Minor in the Semiotics and Communication Studies Program, you'll need to complete a total of 4.0 Full Course Equivalents (FCEs), including at least 1.0 FCE at the 300+ level. 


  • 1.0 FCEs from: ANT100Y1, LIN100Y1, PHL100Y1, SOC100H1, SOC150H1, one FCE in Vic One.
  • 1.0 FCEs from: VIC220Y1, VIC223Y1
  • 1.0 FCEs from: VIC320Y1, VIC322H1, VIC323Y1, VIC324H1, VIC325H1
  • 1.0 FCEs from Groups A-E (listed below)
Group A | Anthropology
  • ANT204H1
  • ANT253H1
  • ANT322H1
  • ANT329H1
  • ANT334H1
  • ANT351H1
  • ANT356H1
  • ANT366H1
  • ANT425H1
  • ANT426H1
  • ANT427H1
  • ANT450H1
  • JAL328H1
  • JAL355H1
Group B | Linguistics
  • LIN200H1
  • LIN229H1
  • LIN232H1
  • LIN333H1
  • LIN341H1
  • LIN456H1
  • JAL328H1
  • JLP315H1
  • JLP374H1
Group C | Philosophy
  • PHL200Y1
  • PHL201H1
  • PHL235H1
  • PHL240H1
  • PHL243H1
  • PHL244H1
  • PHL245H1
  • PHL285H1
  • PHL304H1
  • PHL307H1
  • PHL310H1
  • PHL311H1
  • PHL314H1
  • PHL315H1
  • PHL316H1
  • PHL317H1
  • PHL320H1
  • PHL321H1
  • PHL322H1
  • PHL325H1
  • PHL326H1
  • PHL340H1
  • PHL342H1
  • PHL346H1
  • PHL351H1
  • PHL385H1
Group D | Psychology
  • PSY210H1
  • PSY220H1
  • PSY260H1
  • PSY270H1
  • PSY280H1
  • PSY311H1
  • PSY312H1
  • PSY316H1
  • PSY320H1
  • PSY323H1
  • PSY362H1
  • PSY370H1
  • PSY371H1
  • PSY372H1
  • PSY421H1
  • PSY434H1
  • JLP315H1
Group E | Other Related Area Courses