Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2010/2011
Canadian Excellence

Journalism Program

Acting Program Co-ordinator - Journalism: Sue Ferguson, PhD, (519) 756-8228, ext. 5809, sferguson@wlu.ca

The Honours Journalism BA program and minor, and JN courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

The Honours BA Journalism program at Laurier Brantford is designed for students who seek employment as journalists in mass media, or who wish to pursue journalism as general education, and for those who wish to use studies in journalism as a preparation for other careers (in public relations, writing, web management, etc.) and/or education. Journalism at Laurier, which is also combined with contemporary studies, will emphasize its natural ties to a liberal arts education.

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JN Course Notes

The following JN courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

Course Offerings
Course # Title Credits
JN101 Reporting and Writing I [1] 0.5
JN201 Reporting and Writing II [2] 0.5
JN202 Municipal Reporting: Telling Stories about Cities 0.5
JN203 Court Reporting: Covering Trials without Error 0.5
JN204 Journalism Law and Ethics 0.5
JN205 Sports Journalism 0.5
JN206 The Margin and the Mainstream [3] 0.5
JN207 Journalism and Democracy [4] 0.5
JN208 Researching for News [5] 0.5
JN212 Journalism and Social Change [6] 0.5
JN214 Journalism and Social Order 0.5
JN222 Navigating the Information Environment [7] 0.5
JN226 The Media in a Global World [8] 0.5
JN228 Photojournalism: The Captured Image 0.5
JN229 Journalism, the Internet and Emerging Media [9] 0.5
JN250 Technical Skills: Print Journalism [10] 0.5
JN251 Technical Skills: Broadcast Journalism 0.5
JN252 Technical Skills: New Media Journalism [11] 0.5
JN253 Introduction to Public and Media Relations [12] 0.5
JN261 News photography [13] 0.5
JN290 Special Topics in Journalism 0.5
JN301 Environmental Communication [14] 0.5
JN303 Public Journalism and Social Advocacy 0.5
JN304 Issues in Professional Practice 0.5
JN306 Beyond Beats: Researching and Reporting 0.5
JN310 Intermediate Interviewing and Reporting Skills 0.5
JN312 Advanced Writing and Copy-editing 0.5
JN313 Public Speaking [15] 0.5
JN318 Newsroom I 0.5
JN319 Newsroom II 0.5
JN321 Journalism, Human Rights and International Development [16] 0.5
JN327 Social Documentary [17] 0.5
JN340 Magazine Writing [18] 0.5
JN351 Deconstructing Television News: Perspectives, Problems and Possibilities 0.5
JN360 Advanced Reporting and Writing I [19] 0.5
JN361 Advanced Reporting and Writing II [20] 0.5
JN400 Journalism Theory and Criticism 0.5
JN406 Critical Topics in Public Opinion 0.5
JN407 Special Topics in Contemporary Journalism 0.5
JN410 Directed Studies 0.5
JN420 Advanced Studies in Journalism Theory 0.5
JN423 Journalism Project 1.0
JN499 Professional Practicum 0.5

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: JN101 Cross-listed with MX101; effective September 1, 2010.

  2. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: JN201 Prerequisite JN101 cross-listed with MX101; effective September 1, 2010.

  3. Senate Revision January 19, 2010: JN206 Prerequisite CT260 cross-listed with HR260; Exclusion JN212 cross-listed with HR212; effective September 1, 2010.

  4. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: JN207 Cross-listed with MX207; Prerequisite JN101 cross-listed with MX101; effective September 1, 2010.

  5. Senate Revision May 12, 2010: JN208 New course; effective September 1, 2010.

  6. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: JN212 Cross-listed with HR212; effective September 1, 2010.

  7. Senate Revisions March 4, 2010: JN222 Cross-listed with CT222 and MX222; effective September 1, 2010.

  8. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: JN226 Cross-listed with CT226 and MX226; effective September 1, 2010.

  9. Senate Revisions March 4, 2010: JN229 Cross-listed with MX229; effective September 1, 2010.

  10. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: JN250 Prerequisite JN101 cross-listed with MX101; effective September 1, 2010.

  11. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: JN252 Prerequisite JN101 cross-listed with MX101; effective September 1, 2010.

  12. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: JN253 Prerequisite JN101 cross-listed with MX101; effective September 1, 2010.

  13. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: JN261 Prerequisite JN101 cross-listed with MX101; effective September 1, 2010.

  14. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: JN301 Cross-listed with EY301; effective September 1, 2010.

  15. Senate Revisions March 4, 2010: JN313 Cross-listed with OL313; Prerequisite CT222 cross-listed with JN222/MX222; effective September 1, 2010.

  16. Senate Revision January 19, 2010: JN321/HR321 New course; effective September 1, 2010.

  17. Senate Revisions March 4, 2010: JN327 Cross-listed with MX327; effective September 1, 2010.

  18. Senate Revision March 4, 2010: JN340 Prerequisite JN101 cross-listed with MX101; effective September 1, 2010.

  19. Senate Revision May 12, 2010: JN360 Description revised; effective September 1, 2010.

  20. Senate Revision May 12, 2010: JN361 Description revised; effective September 1, 2010.