Journalism: Course Sequence

Program Requirements:

This program requires the completion of at least 13.0 credits as indicated below, and:

  1. Students will be spending three consecutive semesters in Centennial College – Fall, Winter, and Summer of Year 3.
  2.  A minimum grade of 60% is required in the Centennial College courses to pass and maintain standing in the program.

NOTE: Centennial College courses for this program are taught at the Story Arts Centre campus, located at 951 Carlaw Ave, East York. 

Required Courses

First Year

1.0 Credit of Introductory Journalism Courses

          JOUA01H3 Introductory to Journalism and News Literacy I

          JOUA02H3 Introduction to Journalism II

0.5 Credit in Introductory Media Studies

          MDSA01H3 Introduction to Media Studies

0.5 Credit of Introductory Humanities Courses

          ACMB01H3 Critical Reading, Thinking and Writing for ACM Programs

Note: Courses for Year 1 of the program are taught on the UTSC Campus. 

Second Year

2.5 Credits of Journalism Core Courses

          ACMB02H3 Methods of Inquiry and Investigation for ACM Programs

          JOUB01H3 Covering Immigration and Transnational Issues

          JOUB02H3 Critical Journalism

          JOUB24H3 Journalism in the Age of Digital Media

          JOUB39H3 Fundamentals of Journalistic Writing

Note: Courses for Year 2 of the program are taught on the UTSC Campus.  

Third Year

6.5 Credits of Journalism Application Courses

[Note: students will be eligible to enroll in the cluster of Group 1 courses after successfully completing at least 10.0 credits at the University of Toronto Scarborough (or obtaining permission of the Program Advisor), including MDSA01H3, JOUA01H3, JOUA02H3, JOUB24H3, JOUB01H3, JOUB02H3, JOUB39H3, [ACMA01H3 or ACMB01H3], [ACMA02H3 or ACMAB02H3]].

Centennial College Group 1: Fall session

         *JOUA06H3 Contemporary Issues in Law and Ethics

         *JOUB11H3 News Reporting

         *JOUB14H3 Mobile Journalism

         *JOUB18H3 Visual Storytelling: Photography and Video

          JOUB19H3 Data Management and Presentation    

[Note: students will be eligible to enroll in Group 2 courses after successfully completing the cluster of Group 1 courses above.]

Centennial College Group 2: Winter session

         *JOUB05H3 Advanced Video and Audio Production Techniques

         *JOUB20H3 Interactive: Data and Analytics

         *JOUC18H3 Storyworks

         *JOUC19H3 Social media and Storytelling

         *JOUC20H3 Emerging tools and technology

[Note: students will be eligible to enroll in Group 3 courses after successfully completing the cluster of Group 2 courses above.]

Centennial College Group 3: Summer session

         *JOUB03H3 Business of Journalism

         *JOUC13H3 Entrepreneurial Reporting

         *JOUC25H3 Field Placement

*A minimum of C- (60%) in these particular courses is required to pass and maintain standing in the program.

Note: Courses for Year 3 of the program are taught at the Centennial College Story Arts Centre in East York.  

Fourth Year

2.0 Credits of Senior Journalism Studies Courses

1.5 credits at C/D-level in MDS or JOU courses, of which at least 0.5 credit must be at the D-level

              JOUD10H3 Senior Seminar in Journalism

Note: courses for Year 4 of the program are taught on the UTSC campus.