Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2013/2014
Canadian Excellence

Journalism Program

Program Co-ordinator: 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 and/or public relations, and for those who wish to use studies in journalism as a preparation for other careers (e.g., writing, communications specialists, web management) and/or a general education. Journalism at Laurier is embedded in 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
JN109 Interpersonal Communications in Contemporary Society 0.5
JN201 Reporting and Writing II [2] 0.5
JN204 Journalism Law and Ethics 0.5
JN207 Journalism and Democracy 0.5
JN208 Researching for News 0.5
JN212 Journalism and Social Change 0.5
JN214 Journalism and Social Order 0.5
JN222 Navigating the Information Environment 0.5
JN226 The Media in a Global World 0.5
JN229 Journalism, the Internet and Emerging Media 0.5
JN250 Technical Skills: Print Journalism 0.5
JN251 Technical Skills: Broadcast Journalism 0.5
JN252 Technical Skills: New Media Journalism 0.5
JN253 Introduction to Public and Media Relations 0.5
JN261 News photography 0.5
JN301 Environmental Communication 0.5
JN306 Beyond Beats: Researching and Reporting 0.5
JN313 Public Speaking 0.5
JN314 Listening & Nonverbal Communication: Listening with your Ears and Eyes 0.5
JN318 Newsroom I 0.5
JN319 Newsroom II 0.5
JN321 Journalism, Human Rights and International Development 0.5
JN327 Social Documentary 0.5
JN340 Magazine Writing 0.5
JN360 Advanced Research and Reporting I 0.5
JN361 Advanced Research and Reporting II 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
JN408 The Freelance Journalist 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 May 28, 2013: JN101 Contact hour change; effective September 1, 2013.

  2. Senate Revision May 28, 2013: JN201 Contact hour change; effective September 1, 2013.