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
Writing & Criticism
EN1010
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)
Elementary French & Culture II 
FR1100
AUP CAPSTONE
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCC
AUP Capstone
 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 47 credits

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

 

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
PREREQUISITES
JOURNALISM: WRITING & REPORTING
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
INTRO TO MEDIA & COMMUNICATION STUDIES
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020
DIGITAL TOOLKIT: COMMUNICATION DESIGN PRACTICUM
None
CM2014 COMPARATIVE JOURNALISM : GUTENBERG TO GOOGLE None
MEDIA LAW, POLICY, & ETHICS
CM1023
INTERNSHIP
or
SENIOR THESIS SEMINAR
or
SENIOR PROJECT
None
or
College Level=Senior
or
College Level=Senior
PORTFOLIO - 1 credit
College Level=Senior AND Major=Journalism
 
Select three different workshops from the following list.
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
PREREQUISITES
MAGAZINE JOURNALISM PRACTICUM - 2 credits, can be taken twice for credit
None
ONLINE NEWS PRACTICUM - 2 credits
None
VIDEO JOURNALISM PRACTICUM - 2 credits
None
CM1853 AUDIO JOURNALISM PRACTICUM - 2 credits None
EDITORSHIP - 2 credits
None

 

In consultation with your advisor, choose four courses from the following electives to create a coherent pathway with a focus (eg features, film, fashion, politics etc).
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
PREREQUISITES
PRINCIPLES OF VIDEO PRODUCTION
None
MEDIA INDUSTRIES: STRATEGIES, MARKETS & CONSUMERS
None
COMPARATIVE COMMUNICATIONS HISTORY
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
WORLD POLITICS
None
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO
None
GLOBAL FASHION AND DESIGN
None
COMMUNICATING FASHION
(CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)) OR CM1110
PUBLIC RELATIONS & SOCIETY
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
COMPARATIVE POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
None
FEATURE AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
(CM1011 OR CM1011CCR) OR CM1023 OR EN1010 OR (EN2020 OR EN2020CCE)
PRODUCT'N, TRANSLAT'N, CREAT'N, PUBLICAT'N
None
SCRIPTS FOR TRAVEL
(CM1011 OR CM1011CCR) OR CM1023 OR EN1010 OR (EN2020 OR EN2020CCE)
INTERNAT'L HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
MEDIA AND ETHNOGRAPHY
CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)
GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
College Level=Junior OR PO1011CCR OR PO1012 OR PO1011GE110
RHETORIC & PERSUASION
EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020
MAKING A DOCUMENTARY
CM1019CCI OR FM1019CCI OR CM1019CCDI OR FM1019CCDI OR CM1019 OR FM1019
BILLIONAIRESWATCH.ORG
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
LIFE STORIES
College Level=Sophomore OR PY1000CCI
CIVIC MEDIA, TACTICAL MEDIA
CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW
College Level=Junior
TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONS
CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)
CREATIVE NONFICTION: CRAFTING PERSONAL NARRATIVES
None
FASHION MEDIA PRODUCTION
College Level=Junior AND (Major=Global Communications OR Major=Journalism)
MEDIA, PANIC & SCANDAL
CM1023 AND ((CM2051 OR CM2051CCR) OR Major=Journalism)
GLOBAL ADVOCACY
(Major=Journalism OR CM2051 OR CM2051CCR) AND EN2020 OR EN2020CCE
MEDIA & WAR
CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)
PARIS FASHION HISTORIES & GEOGRAPHIES
(CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)) OR CM1110
MEDIA IN ASIA
( Major=Journalism OR CM1023) AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)
MEDIA & SOCIETY IN THE ARAB WORLD
CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR)
SENIOR THESIS SEMINAR
College Level=Senior
TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONS
CM1023
 
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 a GPA of at least 3.7 in courses in the Journalism major taken during their junior and senior years.