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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Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
EN 2020 CCE (minimum grade of "C") Writing & Criticism EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
FR 1200 CCF (or above) (minimum grade of "C") Elementary French & Culture II  FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
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  
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM) Quantitative Reasoning  
Lab science course coded CCS Experimental Reasoning MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 53 credits

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

 

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
CM1023 Introduction to Media and Communications EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020
CM1011 (course type CCR) Journalism: Writing & Reporting EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
CM2012 Digital Journalism None
CM1500 Digital Toolkit: Communication Design Practicum None
CM/EC2003 Media Industries None
CM3046 Media Law, Policy & Ethics None
CM3098
or
CM4095
Internship
or
Senior Thesis
None
or
College Level=Senior
CM4075 (course type CCC) Portfolio - 1 credit College Level=Senior AND Major=Journalism
Select two different workshops from the following list.
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
CM1850 Magazine Journalism Practicum - 2 credits, can be taken twice for credit None
CM1851 Online News Practicum - 2 credits None
CM1852 Video Journalism Practicum - 2 credits None

 

Select one course from the following genres
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
CM3012 Feature & Investigative Journalism CM1011 OR CM2012 OR EN1010
CM3033 Scripts for Travel CM1011 OR CM2012 OR EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
CM4013 Fashion Journalism Practicum College Level=Junior AND ( Major=Global Communications OR Major=Journalism)
CM4014 Comparative Journalism: From Gutenberg to Google CM1011 OR CM3046 OR EN2020CCE

 

Select four courses from the following list. At least two courses must be at the 3000 level or above.
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
CM/FM1019 Principles of Video Production None
CM2004 Comparative Communications History EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
PO2031 World Politics None
AR/CM2080 Graphic Design Studio None
CM2110 Global Fashion and Design None
CM/GS3004 Communicating Fashion CM2004GE100
CM3005 Public Relations & Society EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
CM3012 Feature & Investigative Journalism CM1011 OR CM2012 OR EN1010
CL3020 Production, Translation, Creation, Publication None
CM3027 Video Production for Broadcast News CM1011 AND CM1023
CM3033 Scripts for Travel CM1011 OR CM2012 OR EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE
LW/PO3041 International Human Rights Law College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1012CCR
CM/AN3049 Media & Ethnography CM1023
PO3051 Global Political Economy College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1012CCR
CM3052 Rhetoric & Persuasion EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020
FM3063 Making a Documentary CM1019CCI OR FM1019CCI
PO3066 Billionaireswatch.org College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012
PY3066 Life Stories College Level=Sophomore OR PY1000CCI
LW/BA3084 International Business Law College Level=Junior
CM3091 Topics in Communications None
CL/EN3300 Creative Nonfiction: Crafting Personal Narratives None
CM4013 Fashion Journalism Practicum College Level=Junior AND ( Major=Global Communications OR Major=Journalism)
CM4014 Comparative Journalism: From Gutenberg to Google CM1011 OR CM3046 OR EN2020CCE
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 Template College Level=Senior
CM4030 Media in Asia Major=Journalism OR CM2051
CM4073 Media & Society in the Arab World None
CM4090 Senior Seminar College Level=Senior
CM4091 Topics in Communication 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.