Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

Journalism Program

Program Co-ordinator - Journalism: Prof. Maija Saari, (519) 756-8228, ext. 5765, msaari@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 0.5
JN207 Media Culture: Journalism and Democracy [3] 0.5
JN222 Navigating the Information Environment 0.5
JN226 The Media in a Global World 0.5
JN228 Photojournalism: The Captured Image 0.5
JN229 Journalism, the Internet and Emerging Media 0.5
JN250 Introductory Skills: Print Journalism 0.5
JN251 Introductory Skills: Broadcast Journalism [4] 0.5
JN252 Introductory Skills: New Media Journalism 0.5
JN253 Introduction to Public and Media Relations [5] 0.5
JN261 News photography [6] 0.5
JN290 Special Topics in Journalism 0.5
JN301 Environmental Communication [7] 0.5
JN303 Public Journalism and Social Advocacy 0.5
JN304 Issues in Professional Practice 0.5
JN310 Intermediate Interviewing and Reporting Skills 0.5
JN311 Crime, Media and the Law 0.5
JN312 Advanced Writing and Copy-editing 0.5
JN313 Public Speaking [8] 0.5
JN327 Social Documentary [9] 0.5
JN340 Magazine Writing [10] 0.5
JN351 Deconstructing Television News: Perspectives, Problems and Possibilities [11] 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
JN423 Journalism Project 1.0
JN499 Professional Practicum 0.5

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. Senate May 29, 2008: JN101 Description revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  2. Senate May 29, 2008: JN201 Description revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  3. Senate Addition March 3, 2008: New Course JN207; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  4. Editorial Revision June 25, 2008: Addition to course description; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  5. Senate May 29, 2008: JN253 Title, Prerequisite revised and designation removed; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  6. Senate May 29, 2008: JN261 Description revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  7. Senate Addition March 3, 2008: New course EY301/JN301; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  8. Senate Addition Jan 15, 2008: New course JN313 ; effective Sept 1, 2008.

    Senate May 29, 2008: JN313 Philosophy discipline code revised from PY to PP; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  9. Senate May 29, 2008: JN227 renumbered to JN327; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  10. Senate May 29, 2008: JN340 Title revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  11. Senate Addition Jan 15, 2008: New course JN351; effective Sept 1, 2008.