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

CM1023

INTRO TO MEDIA & COMMUNICATION STUDIES EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020
CM1011CCR JOURNALISM: WRITING & REPORTING EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
CM2012 DIGITAL JOURNALISM None
 CM1500CCD DIGITAL TOOLKIT: COMMUNICATION DESIGN PRACTICUM None
CM2003 MEDIA INDUSTRIES: STRATEGIES, MARKETS & CONSUMERS None
CM3046 MEDIA LAW, POLICY, & ETHICS None
[course:cm3098:code][course:cm3098:type]
or
[course:cm4095:code][course:cm4095:type]
Internship
or
Senior Thesis
[course:cm3098:prereq]
or
[course:cm4095:prereq]
 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
CM3012 FEATURE AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM CM1011 OR CM2012 OR EN1010 OR CM1011CCR
CM3033 SCRIPTS FOR TRAVEL CM1011 OR CM2012 OR EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR CM1011CCR
CM4013 FASHION MEDIA PRODUCTION College Level=Junior AND (Major=Global Communications OR Major=Journalism)
CM4014 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
CM2004 COMPARATIVE COMMUNICATIONS HISTORY EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
PO2031 WORLD POLITICS None
CM2080 GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO None
CM2110 GLOBAL FASHION AND DESIGN None
CM3004 COMMUNICATING FASHION CM2004
CM3005 PUBLIC RELATIONS & SOCIETY EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
CM3012 FEATURE AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM CM1011 OR CM2012 OR EN1010 OR CM1011CCR
CL3020 PRODUCT'N, TRANSLAT'N, CREAT'N, PUBLICAT'N None
CM3027 VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR BROADCAST NEWS CM1011 AND CM1023 OR CM1011CCR
CM3033 SCRIPTS FOR TRAVEL CM1011 OR CM2012 OR EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR CM1011CCR
LW3041 INTERNAT'L HUMAN RIGHTS LAW College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
CM3049 MEDIA AND ETHNOGRAPHY CM1023
PO3051 GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY College Level=Junior OR PO1011CCR OR PO1012 OR PO1011GE110
CM3052 RHETORIC & PERSUASION EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020
FM3063 MAKING A DOCUMENTARY CM1019CCI OR FM1019CCI OR CM1019CCDI OR FM1019CCDI OR CM1019 OR FM1019
PO3066 BILLIONAIRESWATCH.ORG College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
PY3066 LIFE STORIES College Level=Sophomore OR PY1000CCI
LW3084 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW College Level=Junior
CM3091 TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION None
CL3300 CREATIVE NONFICTION: CRAFTING PERSONAL NARRATIVES None
CM4013 FASHION MEDIA PRODUCTION College Level=Junior AND (Major=Global Communications OR Major=Journalism)
CM4014 COMPARATIVE JOURNALISM: FROM GUTENBERG TO GOOGLE CM1011 OR CM3046 OR EN2020CCE OR CM1011CCR
CM4015 MEDIA, PANIC & SCANDAL CM1023 AND (CM2051 OR CM2051CCR OR Major=Journalism)
CM4016 GLOBAL ADVOCACY (Major=Journalism OR CM2051 OR CM2051CCR) AND EN2020 OR EN2020CCE
CM4017 MEDIA & WAR None
CM4021 PARIS FASHION HISTORIES & GEOGRAPHIES College Level=Senior
CM4030 MEDIA IN ASIA Major=Journalism OR CM2051 OR CM2051CCR
CM4073 MEDIA & SOCIETY IN THE ARAB WORLD None
CM4090CCC SENIOR THESIS SEMINAR College Level=Senior
CM4091 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.