Requirements: Journalism Major (B.A.)

All BA or BSc degrees require the completion of a minimum 128 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For further degree requirements, please see our BA/BSc Requirements Page.

Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

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For further description of the courses required within each section of GLACC, see here or download the degree worksheet to the right.

Course Number
Course Name
Prerequisites
INTEGRATIVE INQUIRY
CCI 1
Four Integrative Inquiry Courses (course type CCI)
(May not overlap with major, at least one must be at AUP. All courses must be outside the major's disciplinary base.)

Freshmen satisfy CCI courses as follows: FirstBridge (two courses) and two additional CCI courses outside the major discipline. FirstBridge courses may not replace major requirements.

Transfer students satisfy CCI courses as follows: four CCI courses outside the major discipline; at least one CCI must be taken at AUP.
 
CCI 2
 
CCI 3
 
CCI 4
 
CCX
Experiential Learning
 
CRITICAL INQUIRY AND EXPRESSION
EN 2020 CCE
(minimum grade of "C")
Writing & Criticism
EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
CCD
Digital Literacy and Communication
 
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCR
Disciplinary Research Methods/Writing in the Discipline
 
QUANTITATIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL REASONING
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM)
Quantitative Reasoning
 
Lab science course coded CCS (4CR lecture with corresponding 0CR lab)
Experimental Reasoning
MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time
EXPRESSION FRANÇAISE
FR 1200 CCF (or above) (minimum grade of "C")
Elementary French & Culture II 
FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
AUP CAPSTONE
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCC
AUP Capstone
 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 53 credits

(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)

 

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES

CM1023REG

INTRO TO MEDIA & COMMUNICATION STUDIES EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020
CM1011CCR JOURNALISM: WRITING & REPORTING EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
CM2012REG DIGITAL JOURNALISM None
 CM1500REG DIGITAL TOOLKIT: COMMUNICATION DESIGN PRACTICUM None
CM2003REG MEDIA INDUSTRIES: STRATEGIES, MARKETS & CONSUMERS None
CM3046REG MEDIA LAW, POLICY, & ETHICS None
CM3098CCX
or
CM4095INPR
Internship
or
Senior Thesis
None
or
College Level=Senior
 CM4075CCC PORTFOLIO - 1 credit College Level=Senior AND Major=Journalism
Select two different workshops from the following list.
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
CM1850CCX MAGAZINE JOURNALISM PRACTICUM - 2 credits, can be taken twice for credit None
CM1851CCX ONLINE NEWS PRACTICUM - 2 credits None
CM1852CCX VIDEO JOURNALISM PRACTICUM - 2 credits None

 

Select one course from the following genres
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
CM3012REG FEATURE AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM CM1011 OR CM2012 OR EN1010 OR CM1011CCR
CM3033REG SCRIPTS FOR TRAVEL CM1011 OR CM2012 OR EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR CM1011CCR
CM4013REG FASHION MEDIA PRODUCTION College Level=Junior AND (Major=Global Communications OR Major=Journalism)
CM4014REG COMPARATIVE JOURNALISM: FROM GUTENBERG TO GOOGLE CM1011 OR CM3046 OR EN2020CCE OR CM1011CCR

 

Select four courses from the following list. At least two courses must be at the 3000 level or above.
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
CM1019CCDI PRINCIPLES OF VIDEO PRODUCTION None
CM2004REG COMPARATIVE COMMUNICATIONS HISTORY EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
PO2031REG WORLD POLITICS None
CM2080REG GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO None
CM2110REG GLOBAL FASHION AND DESIGN None
CM3004REG COMMUNICATING FASHION CM2004
CM3005REG PUBLIC RELATIONS & SOCIETY EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
CM3012REG FEATURE AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM CM1011 OR CM2012 OR EN1010 OR CM1011CCR
CL3020REG PRODUCT'N, TRANSLAT'N, CREAT'N, PUBLICAT'N None
CM3027REG VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR BROADCAST NEWS CM1011 AND CM1023 OR CM1011CCR
CM3033REG SCRIPTS FOR TRAVEL CM1011 OR CM2012 OR EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR CM1011CCR
LW3041REG INTERNAT'L HUMAN RIGHTS LAW College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
CM3049REG MEDIA AND ETHNOGRAPHY CM1023
PO3051REG GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY College Level=Junior OR PO1011CCR OR PO1012 OR PO1011GE110
CM3052REG RHETORIC & PERSUASION EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020
FM3063REG MAKING A DOCUMENTARY CM1019CCI OR FM1019CCI OR CM1019CCDI OR FM1019CCDI OR CM1019 OR FM1019
PO3066REG BILLIONAIRESWATCH.ORG College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
PY3066REG LIFE STORIES College Level=Sophomore OR PY1000CCI
LW3084REG INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW College Level=Junior
CM3091REG TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION None
CL3300REG CREATIVE NONFICTION: CRAFTING PERSONAL NARRATIVES None
CM4013REG FASHION MEDIA PRODUCTION College Level=Junior AND (Major=Global Communications OR Major=Journalism)
CM4014REG COMPARATIVE JOURNALISM: FROM GUTENBERG TO GOOGLE CM1011 OR CM3046 OR EN2020CCE OR CM1011CCR
CM4015REG MEDIA, PANIC & SCANDAL CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR OR Major=Journalism)
CM4016REG GLOBAL ADVOCACY (Major=Journalism OR CM2051 OR CM2051CCR) AND EN2020 OR EN2020CCE
CM4017REG MEDIA & WAR None
CM4021REG PARIS FASHION HISTORIES & GEOGRAPHIES College Level=Senior
CM4030REG MEDIA IN ASIA Major=Journalism OR CM2051 OR CM2051CCR
CM4073REG MEDIA & SOCIETY IN THE ARAB WORLD None
CM4090CCC SENIOR SEMINAR College Level=Senior
CM4091REG TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONS College Level=Junior
  Courses coded LW or HI at the 3000 level or above - by approval  

 

FREE ELECTIVES

Any courses desired – must complete a total of 128 credit hours to graduate.

 

HONORS

Students may earn honors if they have at least a 3.7 GPA in communication courses taken during their junior and senior years and complete CM4090 senior thesis. Students must contact the Department Chair in the fall of their senior year if they are interested in honors.