Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

The Journalism Program offers professional training to students planning to become practising journalists and introduces them to important aspects of the communications industry. Its goal is to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level jobs in journalism, whether in print, broadcasting or online. The program emphasizes strong writing skills, the necessary groundwork for careers in all journalism sectors.

Diploma Program

The diploma program aims to provide high school graduates with a combination of journalism courses and an introduction to liberal arts courses relevant to the journalist’s work. The first year provides introductory and basic skills courses; the second year focuses on advanced journalism practices. Between years, students are encouraged to seek summer employment with community media outlets to gain experience. A Diploma in Journalism is awarded for successful completion of the four-term diploma stream.

Certificate Program

 
The certificate program is designed to give students with an appropriate university degree the opportunity to take specialized journalism training at high speed. This intensive, skills-oriented experience is designed to build on the student’s academic background, providing the student with the tools to work as a well-informed professional journalist. The first semester focuses on introductory and basic skills courses; the second semester on advanced journalism practices. A Certificate in Journalism is awarded for successful completion of the two-term certificate stream.

Curriculum

In both streams, students are introduced to basic journalism skills and the importance of journalism to the community. Focus is on news writing, journalism history, page design and layout, reporting for radio, and photojournalism. Students will also experience the life of a reporter by researching, conducting interviews, and writing stories for the program’s weekly newspaper, The Voice, which is circulated on campus and in the surrounding community.  Students also write stories, produce podcasts, edit video and post blogs to the Voice Online.

The second part of the program provides students with courses in advanced reporting techniques, specialty reporting, and television reporting. Students spend considerable time on off-campus assignments focusing on civic issues and the courts.

Senior students gain experience as editors of The Voice. This is an intensive, hands-on experience in producing a newspaper, including story planning, editing, page design, photo editing, pagination, as well as assigning, producing and editing multimedia stories for the web.  At this point, advanced students may have the opportunity to pursue special projects involving broadcasting, digital journalism, corporate communications, or magazine production.

Internships

As part of their curriculum, diploma students complete five-week internships at the media outlets of their choice:  community papers, dailies, radio, television, newspapers, websites, magazines, or corporate communications. Certificate stream students have no fieldwork requirements though the department frequently assists students to arrange internships to be completed after graduation.

Professional contacts

Throughout the program, students are connected to working reporters and editors who participate as guest lecturers, lead seminars or act as mentors.  An advisory committee representing a variety of media outlets provides advice on current trends and issues to ensure the department's curriculum is up-to-date and relevant.  As well, Langara grads constitute an effective network in the industry across Canada and around the world, tipping off recent grads to job opportunities and providing support and advice to those who follow in their footsteps.  See what can happen on Langara Journalism's Facebook page.

Grading

The Journalism Department requires that its students meet the following criteria in order to remain in and complete the program. A student must obtain a grade of no less than C- in all journalism and support courses. Any student who receives a D or an F, or withdraws from any course, will not be allowed to enrol in the next semester, except with permission of the department.

Successful completion of all courses in any term is a prerequisite to continuing to the next term. A student who receives a D or an F, or withdraws from any journalism or support course, will be allowed to progress in the program only after successfully repeating the failed or incomplete course or courses.



Diploma students must obtain credit in all of the Journalism and academic courses below. It is permissible to take the academic courses before enrolling in the Journalism Program.

CURRICULUM

TERM ONE

Courses Credits
All of
JOUR 1100 Introduction to the News Media
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces students to the role and function of the news media in a modern society, its important effects on people's lives, and its current challenges. It explores the role of the news media in enabling citizens to make informed decisions in a democratic society, and how well the media is fulfilling that role. It also examines basic journalism values such as accuracy, impartiality, and ethics. This course would be useful to students considering becoming journalists, planning studies related to mass media, or to those pursuing a career in business, law, public service, entertainment or other professions in the public eye. This course does not teach journalism skills.

Prerequisite(s): LET level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English course for which Langara College awards transfer credit, with a minimum "C" grade; or a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

Note: This course is open to all students.

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JOUR 1122 Journalism Research Techniques
1.5

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

New Course (JOUR 1122 and 1224 replace JOUR 1120)

Students get a practical introduction to basic journalism research skills: how to find people and how to find information on people, governments, businesses and charities. They learn advanced interviewing skills and how to spot false information. Students conceptualize an investigative project using tools such as freedom of information requests and database analysis, which will be used as a foundation for further study in advanced research techniques and investigative journalism.

Students will receive credit for only one of JOUR 1120 and 1122.

Corequisite(s): JOUR 1128

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism

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JOUR 1128 Fundamentals of Reporting
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 1.0

Writing basic news stories and features; interviewing news sources; researching and reporting a variety of general-assignment news stories.

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JOUR 1244 Introduction to Online Journalism
1.5

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students will learn about major new trends in online journalism and become fluent in a variety of digital media forms. Topics include writing for the web, social media for journalists, blogging and multimedia production techniques.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Journalism program.

Pre-requisite(s): JOUR 1120, 1128, and 1188

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ECON 1119 Canadian Domestic and International Issues
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course uses economic principles to describe and analyse contemporary domestic and international issues confronting the Canadian economy.

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POLI 1119 Canadian Politics and Government
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This introductory course deals with the origins and structure of Canadian government and analyses the social and political forces which shape our current political system. Topics include Parliament, the PM and Cabinet, political parties, Quebec nationalism, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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ENGL 1127 Essay Writing and Short Prose Selections
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course emphasizes the principles of composition through the study and writing of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. As a secondary aim, it encourages an appreciation of modern literature through a study of the short story.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1126, 1127, and 1128.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 4 (or LET 3 with strong recommendation of concurrent registration in ENGL 1121) or LPI equivalent; a minimum 80% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12; or a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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ENGL 1128 Short Prose Selections and Composition
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

ENGL 1128 introduces students to the principles of composition through the study of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. It also emphasizes an appreciation of modern prose writing through the study of both short stories and essays. Most writing assignments are related to the literature studied. Because this course is designed for students with superior writing skills, more intensive reading will be required.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1127 or 1128.

Students intending to pursue studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia should choose ENGL 1100.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 5 (or LPI equivalent) or a minimum 85% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12.

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18 Credits

TERM TWO

Courses Credits
All of
JOUR 1142 Basics of Copy Editing
1.5

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Readers judge writing as much by its attention to details as by its grand phrases or sweeping narratives. Students in this course will learn how to ensure that their writing adheres to accepted style conventions in Canada. They will also learn how to ensure that their grammar, spelling and punctuation enhances their writing and bolsters their credibility.

Students will receive credit for only one of JOUR 1140 and 1142.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism.

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JOUR 1168 Photo Journalism
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

The students develop skills and concepts required to produce professional photographic news reports and photo essays, including combining words, still or multiple images and designs to tell a story. They learn the fundamentals of multimedia photojournalism for the Internet.

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JOUR 1178 Multi-Media Production I
6

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 11.0

Students will write news and feature stories, take photos, and create news videos for multi-media platforms, including the program's weekly newspaper, The Voice, and its website.

Corequisite(s): JOUR 1122, 1128, 1298, and 2398.

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JOUR 1224 Investigative Journalism
1.5

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

New course (JOUR 1122 and 1224 replace JOUR 1120)

Students develop and complete a long-term investigative research project, using basic and more advanced journalism research tools and skills. Students learn how to execute and complete projects, as well as overcome obstacles they may face in the development of those projects.

Students will receive credit for only one of JOUR 1120 and 1224.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1122

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism.

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JOUR 1298 Radio and Audio Journalism
2

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

An introduction to radio and audio journalism, where students learn to produce both news stories and feature-type audio productions. Topics will include writing for the spoken word, selecting interview clips, performing on air, and lining up newscasts. Students work with current industry-standard technology.

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JOUR 2228 Journalism Law
1.5

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

An examination of the legal system as it pertains to journalism. An introduction to covering the courts and to the laws that affect the working journalist, including libel, contempt of court, freedom of information and privacy.

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JOUR 2328 Journalism Ethics
1.5

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

An examination of the role and responsibility of the news media, including credibility, conflict of interest, taste, press councils and accountability.

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JOUR 2398 Video and TV Journalism
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 2.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students explore the basic skills of television reporting and online video. They learn to produce videos for a variety of broadcast and digital platforms using current technology. Skills include writing to pictures, announcing, shooting and editing, according to industry standards.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1122 and 1128.

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ENGL 1129 Modern Novel, Poetry, and Drama
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces students to the modern novel, to a selection of poems, mainly from the twentieth century, and to a sampling of modern drama. Writing assignments are related to the literary works studied.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1127, or 1128.

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ENGL 1130 Modern Novel, Poetry, and Film
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces students to the modern novel, to a selection of poems, mainly from the twentieth century, and to the dramatic elements and narrative techniques of modern film. Writing assignments are related to the works studied. A feature film series accompanies the course, in addition to class hours.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1127, or 1128. Students intending to pursue studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia should choose ENGL 1100.

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23 Credits

TERM THREE

Courses Credits
All of
JOUR 1177 Design for Print and Online Journalism
1.5

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

Students learn the principles of design for both print and online publications, using current industry-standard software. They learn how to attract the reader's eye through design elements like photos, headlines, subheads, and graphics, while conveying information quickly and clearly.

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JOUR 1240 Advanced Copy Editing
1.5

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

New Course

This course builds on the skills developed in JOUR 1142: Basics of Copy Editing. Students learn how to undertake more challenging structural changes to stories, refining those stories to improve their flow. Students also learn how to assess stories for gaps and omissions in information, fairness, good taste, libel, editorializing, and other issues.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Journalism program.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1142.

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JOUR 2278 Multi-Media Production II
6

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 2.0 | Lab: 14.0

As editors, students will assign stories, photos and videos, copy edit and do layout and design for multi-media platforms, including the program's weekly newspaper, The Voice, and its website.

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JOUR 2330 Magazine Journalism I
1.5

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

New Course

Students are introduced to all aspects of print and online magazine publishing, from researching a potential audience to understanding how to establish an editorial mission to assessing revenue possibilities.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1178

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism.

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JOUR 2380 Civic Reporting
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly JOUR 2378

Students will use advanced journalism techniques, including social media, data visualization, mutli-platform presentation, and investigation, to develop story proposals and coverage of defined municipal beat. At the same time, they will learn about the roles and responsibilities of local government agencies.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1120, 1128, 1178, and 1188.

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JOUR 2458 Feature Writing
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 2.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students learn to combine information, personal tone, and narrative to produce high-quality features for news outlets and magazines. Assignments include profiles, news and lifestyle features, and explanatory pieces in varying lengths from 800 to 2,000 words.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1122 and 1128.

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One
three-credit university-transfer elective of the student's choice in any Arts, Business, Science and Technology, or Humanities and Social Sciences discipline. Substitutions may be permitted with the department chair's permission.
3
19.5 Credits

TERM FOUR

Courses Credits
All of
JOUR 2410 Mobile Journalism
1.5

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.25 | Lab: 2.0

New Course

Students will learn how to take video, audio, or photos that they have shot or recorded in the field and package them into a complete story that they file from a mobile device.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1122, 1128, 1168, 1178, 1224, 1244, 1298, and 2398

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism.

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JOUR 2420 Data Journalism
1.5

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

New Course

Students learn and practice a specialty that is increasingly in demand in the journalism industry, addressing the increased role that numerical data plays in the production and distribution of information. They learn where to find data, how to interpret it, as well as how to use current digital tools and techniques to tell a complex story through engaging infographics.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1122, 1128, 1224 and 1244

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism.

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JOUR 2430 Magazine Journalism II
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

Working as a team, students produce the annual Langara Journalism Review, which may appear as a print publication, online or both. Students undertake all of the functions of a regular magazine: editing, writing sidebars, producing display copy, and integrating visual aspects into the production of a complete magazine.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1170, 2330, and 2459.

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JOUR 2456 Deadline Journalism
1.5

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

New Course

In this laboratory course, students write under the kind of deadline pressure characteristic of newsrooms. Stories covered include everything from breaking news, announcements, profiles, science, sports, disasters, business, and more and include both text and broadcast formats.

Students will receive credit for only one of JOUR 2358 and 2456.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1128

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism.

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JOUR 2490 Freelancing for Journalists
1.5

Lecture Hours: 1.5 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.5

New Course

Freelancing is an increasingly popular career option in the journalism industry, either as a full-time position or as a part-time activity in addition to standard employment. Students learn how to manage a freelance business, from identifying likely clients to marketing to finances.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism.

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JOUR 2470 Work Experience
5.5

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

New Course (replaces JOUR 2459 and 2469)

Fourth-term students will undertake a five-week work-experience internship in print, online or broadcast journalism, public relations, communications or any other journalism-related field. The internship will be preceded by coaching in how to research, write a resume, build a portfolio, and interview for a prospective job, as well as providing a refresher on journalism issues and practices.

Students will receive credit for only one of 2459, 2469, and 2470.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1178 and 2278

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism.

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three-credit university-transfer elective of the student's choice in any Arts, Business, Science and Technology, or Humanities and Social Sciences discipline. Substitutions may be permitted with the department chair's permission
3
17.5 Credits

Program Option Notes:

Be sure to check the prerequisites for Arts and Science courses that are part of the program.

CURRICULUM

FALL

Courses Credits
All of
JOUR 1122 Journalism Research Techniques
1.5

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

New Course (JOUR 1122 and 1224 replace JOUR 1120)

Students get a practical introduction to basic journalism research skills: how to find people and how to find information on people, governments, businesses and charities. They learn advanced interviewing skills and how to spot false information. Students conceptualize an investigative project using tools such as freedom of information requests and database analysis, which will be used as a foundation for further study in advanced research techniques and investigative journalism.

Students will receive credit for only one of JOUR 1120 and 1122.

Corequisite(s): JOUR 1128

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism

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JOUR 1128 Fundamentals of Reporting
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 1.0

Writing basic news stories and features; interviewing news sources; researching and reporting a variety of general-assignment news stories.

More Information »

JOUR 1142 Basics of Copy Editing
1.5

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Readers judge writing as much by its attention to details as by its grand phrases or sweeping narratives. Students in this course will learn how to ensure that their writing adheres to accepted style conventions in Canada. They will also learn how to ensure that their grammar, spelling and punctuation enhances their writing and bolsters their credibility.

Students will receive credit for only one of JOUR 1140 and 1142.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism.

More Information »

JOUR 1168 Photo Journalism
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

The students develop skills and concepts required to produce professional photographic news reports and photo essays, including combining words, still or multiple images and designs to tell a story. They learn the fundamentals of multimedia photojournalism for the Internet.

More Information »

JOUR 1178 Multi-Media Production I
6

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 11.0

Students will write news and feature stories, take photos, and create news videos for multi-media platforms, including the program's weekly newspaper, The Voice, and its website.

Corequisite(s): JOUR 1122, 1128, 1298, and 2398.

More Information »

JOUR 1298 Radio and Audio Journalism
2

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

An introduction to radio and audio journalism, where students learn to produce both news stories and feature-type audio productions. Topics will include writing for the spoken word, selecting interview clips, performing on air, and lining up newscasts. Students work with current industry-standard technology.

More Information »

JOUR 2228 Journalism Law
1.5

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

An examination of the legal system as it pertains to journalism. An introduction to covering the courts and to the laws that affect the working journalist, including libel, contempt of court, freedom of information and privacy.

More Information »

JOUR 2328 Journalism Ethics
1.5

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

An examination of the role and responsibility of the news media, including credibility, conflict of interest, taste, press councils and accountability.

More Information »

JOUR 2398 Video and TV Journalism
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 2.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students explore the basic skills of television reporting and online video. They learn to produce videos for a variety of broadcast and digital platforms using current technology. Skills include writing to pictures, announcing, shooting and editing, according to industry standards.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1122 and 1128.

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23 Credits

SPRING

Courses Credits
All of
JOUR 1177 Design for Print and Online Journalism
1.5

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

Students learn the principles of design for both print and online publications, using current industry-standard software. They learn how to attract the reader's eye through design elements like photos, headlines, subheads, and graphics, while conveying information quickly and clearly.

More Information »

JOUR 1224 Investigative Journalism
1.5

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

New course (JOUR 1122 and 1224 replace JOUR 1120)

Students develop and complete a long-term investigative research project, using basic and more advanced journalism research tools and skills. Students learn how to execute and complete projects, as well as overcome obstacles they may face in the development of those projects.

Students will receive credit for only one of JOUR 1120 and 1224.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1122

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism.

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JOUR 1240 Advanced Copy Editing
1.5

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

New Course

This course builds on the skills developed in JOUR 1142: Basics of Copy Editing. Students learn how to undertake more challenging structural changes to stories, refining those stories to improve their flow. Students also learn how to assess stories for gaps and omissions in information, fairness, good taste, libel, editorializing, and other issues.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Journalism program.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1142.

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JOUR 2278 Multi-Media Production II
6

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 2.0 | Lab: 14.0

As editors, students will assign stories, photos and videos, copy edit and do layout and design for multi-media platforms, including the program's weekly newspaper, The Voice, and its website.

More Information »

JOUR 2358 Daily Paper Writing
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 3.0 | Lab: 1.0

A laboratory for writing to daily paper standards under deadline pressure.

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JOUR 2380 Civic Reporting
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly JOUR 2378

Students will use advanced journalism techniques, including social media, data visualization, mutli-platform presentation, and investigation, to develop story proposals and coverage of defined municipal beat. At the same time, they will learn about the roles and responsibilities of local government agencies.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1120, 1128, 1178, and 1188.

More Information »

JOUR 2458 Feature Writing
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 2.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students learn to combine information, personal tone, and narrative to produce high-quality features for news outlets and magazines. Assignments include profiles, news and lifestyle features, and explanatory pieces in varying lengths from 800 to 2,000 words.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1122 and 1128.

More Information »

One of
JOUR 2410 Mobile Journalism
1.5

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.25 | Lab: 2.0

New Course

Students will learn how to take video, audio, or photos that they have shot or recorded in the field and package them into a complete story that they file from a mobile device.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1122, 1128, 1168, 1178, 1224, 1244, 1298, and 2398

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism.

More Information »

JOUR 2420 Data Journalism
1.5

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

New Course

Students learn and practice a specialty that is increasingly in demand in the journalism industry, addressing the increased role that numerical data plays in the production and distribution of information. They learn where to find data, how to interpret it, as well as how to use current digital tools and techniques to tell a complex story through engaging infographics.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1122, 1128, 1224 and 1244

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism.

More Information »

JOUR 2490 Freelancing for Journalists
1.5

Lecture Hours: 1.5 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.5

New Course

Freelancing is an increasingly popular career option in the journalism industry, either as a full-time position or as a part-time activity in addition to standard employment. Students learn how to manage a freelance business, from identifying likely clients to marketing to finances.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism.

More Information »

21 Credits