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  • Objectives
    As a Carleton Journalism student, you will be taught by some of the finest journalists in the country – men and women whose teaching careers are backed by years of first-hand experience in Canadian and international news organizations as radio, television and print reporters and editors, foreign correspondents, specialist writers and newsroom managers. In addition to teaching, they conduct research and appear regularly in newspapers, radio and television as writers and commentators on the state and conduct of the Canadian media. You will gain further insight into the current state of the profession from the many reporters and editors for major news organizations who serve as adjunct faculty, sessional and guest lecturers and workshop leaders.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Journalism (Combined Honours) in Journalism and Communication Studies
  • Course description
    Journalism and Communication Studies
    B.J. Combined Honours
    (20.0 credits)

    This program is available only to students registered in the Bachelor of Journalism program.

       1. Credits Included in the Communication Studies Major CGPA (7.0 credits):

       1. 2.0 credits in COMM 2001 [1.0] and COMM 2101 [1.0];
       2. 0.5 credit from COMM 3106, COMM 3108, COMM 3109;
       3. 2.5 credits from: FYSM 1207 [1.0], COMM  2301, COMM 2401, COMM 2501, COMM 2504, COMM 2601, COMM 3001, COMM 3002, COMM 3301, COMM 3302, COMM 3303, COMM 3308, COMM 3309, COMM 3401, COMM 3403, COMM 3404, COMM 3405, COMM 3407, COMM 3409, COMM 3601, COMM 3602, COMM 3609;
       4. 2.0 credits from COMM 4000, COMM 4002, COMM 4003, COMM 4004, COMM 4304, COMM 4306, COMM 4307, COMM 4309, COMM 4310, COMM 4401, COMM 4402, COMM 4403, COMM 4404, COMM 4409, COMM 4601, COMM 4602, COMM 4603, COMM 4609.

       2. Credits Included in the Journalism Major CGPA (8.0 credits):

       5. 7.0 credits in: JOUR 1000 [1.0], JOUR 2201 [1.0], JOUR 2205, JOUR 2501, JOUR 3205 [1.0], JOUR  3206 [1.0], JOUR 4000 [1.0], JOUR 4201 [1.0];
       6. 1.0 credit from: JOUR 4204, JOUR 4205, JOUR 4206, JOUR 4207, JOUR 4208;

       3. Additional Requirements (5.0 credits):

       7. 1.0 credit from: FREN 1002 [1.0], FREN 1100 [1.0];
       8. 1.0 credit in approved Canadian history;
       9. Approved options to make up a total of 20.0 credits.

    Note: Item 7 above may be satisfied by an alternate French language credit approved by the School.
    • COMM 1101 - Introduction to Communication Studies
    • COMM 2001 - Communication Research
    • COMM 2101 - Communication Studies: Theory and Foundations
    • COMM 2301 - Persuasion and Public Life
    • COMM 2401 - Communication and Cultural Institutions in Ottawa
    • COMM 2501 - Communications Law I
    • COMM 2504 - Language and Communication
    • COMM 2601 - Media Depictions of Society
    • COMM 3001 - Quantitative Research Methods
    • COMM 3002 - Qualitative Research Methods
    • COMM 3106 - Image, Politics and Persuasion
    • COMM 3108 - Media Industries and Institutions
    • COMM 3109 - Communication and Identity
    • COMM 3200 - Co-operative Work Term
    • COMM 3201 - Co-operative Work Term
    • COMM 3202 - Co-perative Work Term
    • COMM 3203 - Co-operative Work Term
    • COMM 3301 - Communication and Social Marketing
    • COMM 3302 - Communication and the Political Process
    • COMM 3303 - Rhetoric
    • COMM 3308 - Advertising: A Critical Perspective
    • COMM 3309 - Special Topic in Image, Politics and Persuasion
    • COMM 3401 - Communications Regulation in Canada
    • COMM 3403 - Communication Technology and Culture
    • COMM 3404 - Music Industries
    • COMM 3405 - Communication in a Global Context
    • COMM 3407 - Comparative Media Studies
    • COMM 3409 - Special Topic in Media Industries and Institutions
    • COMM 3601 - Media and Gender
    • COMM 3602 - Media and Race
    • COMM 3609 - Special Topic in Communication and Identity
    • COMM 4000 - Applied Quantitative Research Methods
    • COMM 4002 - Applied Qualitative Research Methods
    • COMM 4003 - Semiotics
    • COMM 4004 - Communication and Discourse
    • COMM 4100 - Selected Topics in Mass Communication Analysis
    • COMM 4102 - Selected Topics in Mass Communication Analysis
    • COMM 4103 - Selected Topics in Mass Communication Analysis
    • COMM 4104 - Selected Topics in Mass Communication Analysis
    • COMM 4105 - Selected Topics in Mass Communication Analysis
    • COMM 4106 - Selected Topics in Mass Communication Analysis
    • COMM 4107 - Selected Topics in Mass Communication Analysis
    • COMM 4108 - Selected Topics in Mass Communication Analysis
    • COMM 4109 - Selected Topics in Mass Communication Analysis
    • COMM 4200 - Children, Youth and Media
    • COMM 4304 - Critical Perspectives on Public Relations
    • COMM 4305 - New Media, New Policies
    • COMM 4306 - Media and Conflict
    • COMM 4307 - Publicity and the State
    • COMM 4309 - Special Topic in Image, Politics and Persuasion
    • COMM 4310 - Communication and Community
    • COMM 4401 - International Communications Regulation
    • COMM 4402 - Media and Entertainment
    • COMM 4403 - Political Economy of Media
    • COMM 4404 - Broadcast and Digital Media
    • COMM 4409 - Selected Topic in Media Industries and Institutions
    • COMM 4601 - Nation and Nationalism
    • COMM 4602 - Children, Youth and Media
    • COMM 4603 - Diaspora and Communication
    • COMM 4609 - Selected Topic in Communication and Identity
    • JOUR 1000 - Introduction to Journalism Studies
    • JOUR 2106 - The Documentary
    • JOUR 2201 - Fundamentals of Reporting
    • JOUR 2205 - Journalism's View of the Languages and Institutions of Public Life
    • JOUR 2501 - Communications Law I
    • JOUR 3000 - The Modern Environment
    • JOUR 3005 - International Media Systems
    • JOUR 3006 - Comparative Media Studies
    • JOUR 3105 - Questions of Documentary Practice
    • JOUR 3205 - Intermediate Reporting
    • JOUR 3207 - Introduction to Radio Journalism
    • JOUR 3208 - Introduction to Television Journalism
    • JOUR 3303 - Film and Society
    • JOUR 3502 - Telecommunications Regulation
    • JOUR 4000 - Theoretical and Critical Aspects of Journalism
    • JOUR 4100 - Special Topic
    • JOUR 4101 - Special Topic
    • JOUR 4201 - Specialized Reporting
    • JOUR 4204 - Professional Practices: Online Publishing
    • JOUR 4205 - Professional Practices: Newspaper Publishing
    • JOUR 4206 - Professional Practices: Radio News and Current Affairs
    • JOUR 4207 - Professional Practices: Television News and Current Affairs
    • JOUR 4208 - Professional Practices: Specialized Media
    • JOUR 4307 - Gender, Diversity and the Journalist
    • JOUR 4900 - Honours Tutorial

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