Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2014/2015
Canadian Excellence

Digital Media & Journalism Program

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

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

The Honours BA Digital Media and Journalism program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts is designed for students who seek employment as journalists in mass media, or who wish to pursue journalism and digital media arts as general education, and for those who wish to prepare for careers as media professionals in public relations, writing, web management, and/or social media management in a variety of contexts including the private sector, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and 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 for News 0.5
JN109 Interpersonal Communications in Contemporary Society 0.5
JN202 Cross-Media Storytelling 0.5
JN204 Media, Law and Ethics 0.5
JN208 Issue-Based Research 0.5
JN211 Introduction to Media Studies 0.5
JN213 Reading Media 0.5
JN214 Political Journalism: Principles and Practice 0.5
JN222 Digital & Social Media: Critical Approaches 0.5
JN226 The Media in a Global World 0.5
JN229 Journalism, the Internet and Emerging Media 0.5
JN240 Feature Writing 0.5
JN250 Technical Skills: Print Journalism 0.5
JN251 Technical Skills: Broadcast Journalism 0.5
JN252 Designing Digital and Social Media 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
JN307 Media, Culture and Democracy 0.5
JN308 Advanced Issue-Based Research 0.5
JN312 Advocacy Journalism: Principles and Practice 0.5
JN313 Public Speaking 0.5
JN314 Listening & Nonverbal Communication: Listening with your Ears and Eyes 0.5
JN317 Editing and Verification 0.5
JN318 Newsroom I 0.5
JN319 Integrated Newsroom 0.5
JN321 Journalism, Human Rights and International Development 0.5
JN327 Social Documentary 0.5
JN334 Public Opinion Research: Surveys and Focus Groups 0.5
JN361 Advanced Research and Reporting II 0.5
JN400 Journalism Theory and Criticism 0.5
JN406 Public Opinion, Communications and Democracy 0.5
JN407 Special Topics in Contemporary Journalism 0.5
JN408 The Freelance Journalist 0.5
JN410 Directed Studies 0.5
JN420 Advanced Digital and Social Media Research and Theory 0.5
JN423 Journalism Capstone 1.0
JN424 Digital and Social Media Capstone 1.0
JN425 Public Relations Capstone 1.0
JN499 Professional Practicum 0.5