Curriculum & Courses

Curriculum & Courses

 

For full course descriptions, use the online Academic Calendar.

Below is the list of courses required to complete the Bachelor of Communication - Journalism major.

All of:

  • COMM 2500 - Introduction to Communication Studies
  • COMM 2501 - Media History and Contemporary Issues
  • COMM 3500 - Media, Culture and Communication Theory
  • COMM 4501 - Roles and Practices in Contemporary Communication
  • JOUR 1707 - Journalism Elements
  • JOUR 1709 - Journalism Practice & Theory
  • JOUR 1720 - Introduction to Digital Media
  • JOUR 1727 - Introduction to Visual Journalism
  • JOUR 1728 - Journalism Projects
  • JOUR 3707 - News Reporting
  • JOUR 3709 - News Editing and Reporting
  • JOUR 3717 - Specialized Writing
  • JOUR 3720 - Graphics Reporting & Digital Design
  • JOUR 3727 - Visual Journalism II
  • JOUR 3729 - Online Journalism
  • JOUR 3735 - Ethics, Law and the Media
  • JOUR 3737 - Research Design and Methodology
  • JOUR 3740 - Audio/Visual Storytelling
  • JOUR 3747 - Audio/Visual Storytelling for Online Media
  • JOUR 3759 - The Business of Media
  • JOUR 3777 - Project and Content Development

Choose one:

  • JOUR 4705 - Online Editorial Board
  • JOUR 4707 - Editorial Board

At least three of:

  • COMM 4717 - Magazine Writing, Editing and Production
  • COMM 4737 - Research Projects
  • COMM 4757 - Corporate Communications
  • JOUR 4705 - Online Editorial Board
  • JOUR 4707 - Editorial Board
  • JOUR 4709 - Advanced Reporting
  • JOUR 4711 - Advanced Reporting II
  • JOUR 4727 - Photojournalism Projects
  • JOUR 4729 - Multimedia Projects
  • JOUR 4747 - Advanced Audio/Visual Projects

Up to two courses above may be substituted by one or both of:

  • JOUR 3797 - Special Topics in Journalism
  • JOUR 3799 - International Journalism Projects

Zero-credit program elements*:

  • JOUR 4790 - Workplace Issues & Work Experience Preparation Seminar (required)
  • JOUR 4791 - Journalism Work Experience I (required)
  • JOUR 4792 - Journalism Work Experience II (optional)


* All courses three credits, except for zero-credit courses JOUR 4790, JOUR 4791 and JOUR 4792.

In addition to the above list Journalism students require 10 General Education courses and six electives.