Journalism Major

The major in Journalism provides you with a set of integrative skills that include writing, research and reporting skills. Option courses let you specialize based on your interests: online digital storytelling, arts and culture reporting, feature writing, current affairs reporting or investigative reporting.

Journalism major coursework

27 credits

     BCSC 201 - Foundations of Journalism
     BCSC 210 - Introduction to News Reporting
     BCSC 313 - Intermediate News Reporting
     BCSC 320 - Canadian Press and Society
     BCSC 327 - Online News Reporting: Journalism in the Digital Age
     BCSC 398 - Professional Field Placement
     BCSC 420 - Online Journalism Workshop: News Production for Digital Platforms
     BCSC 433 - Advanced News Reporting

Journalism major options

21 credits

Choose from:

     BCSC 205 - Introduction to Film Studies and Narrative
     BCSC 207 - Documentary Film Principles and Practices
     BCSC 211 - News Production Process
     BCSC 223 - Introduction to Screenwriting
     BCSC 303 - Popular Culture and Film Studies: Film Noir
     BCSC 305 - Popular Culture and Film Studies: Science Fiction
     BCSC 308 - Communication Law II
     BCSC 322 - Interviewing Techniques
     BCSC 323 - Photojournalism
     BCSC 324 - Arts and Culture Reporting
     BCSC 325 - Radio News and Documentaries
     BCSC 328 - Documentary Screenwriting
     BCSC 341 - Literary Journalism
     BCSC 342 - Writing for Periodicals
     BCSC 379 - Public Affairs Data Journalism
     BCSC 415 - Global Media Systems
     BCSC 421 - Advanced Online Journalism
     BCSC 422 - Advanced Reporting and Writing: The Feature
     BCSC 423 - Broadcast News Current Affairs
     BCSC 424 - Reporting on Canadian Politics
     BCSC 425 - Investigative Journalism
     BCSC 426 - Advanced Seminar in Journalism
     BCSC 499 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship: New Ventures in Digital Media

Professional communications minor coursework

6 credits

     BCSC 100 - Grammar and Composition Foundations
     BCSC 200 - Communication Theory

Professional communications minor options

12 credits

Choose from:

     BCSC 215 - Applied Communications
     BCSC 216 - Professional Communication
     BCSC 253 - Classical and Modern Rhetoric
     BCSC 241 - Introduction to Technical Communication
     BCSC 260 - Substantive and Structural Editing
     BCSC 307 - Communication Law I
     BCSC 310 - Strategic Communication Planning
     BCSC 326 - Rhetoric of Popular Culture
     BCSC 340 - Technical Communication for Digital Applications
     BCSC 352 - The Media and the Message
     BCSC 360 - Magazine Editing
     BCSC 361 - Book Editing
     BCSC 362 - Print Culture Studies
     BCSC 400 - Intercultural Communication
     BCSC 418 - Organizational Communication Theory
     BCSC 440 - Technical Communication: Safety Standards and Policies
     BCSC 461 - Publication Editing and Management
     BCSC 441 - Technical Communication for Policy Writing

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Technology required

To complete coursework in this program you will need specific computer hardware, software and peripherals.