Journalism: Course Sequence

Program Requirements:

This program requires the completion of at least 13.5 credits as indicated below, and:

  1. 1.5 credits at the C- or D-level, of which, at least 0.5 credit must be at the D-level. Selection of these courses may be made only after prior consultation with the Program Director.
  2. Courses that satisfy the requirements of one Minor Program
  3. 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 I
          JOUA02H3 Introduction to Journalism II
 
0.5  Credit in Introductory Media Studies
          MDSA01H3 Introduction to Media Studies
 
1.0 Credit of Introductory Humanities Courses
          ACMA01H3 Exploring Key Questions in the Humanities
          ACMA02H3 Inquiry and Reasoning in the Humanities
 

Second Year

 
2.0 Credits of Journalism Core Courses
          JOUB01H3 Covering Immigration and Transnational Issues
          JOUB02H3 Critical Journalism
          JOUB24H3 Journalism in the Age of Digital Media
          JOUB39H3 Fundamentals of Journalistic Writing
 

Third Year

 
4.5 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 Director), including MDSA01H3JOUA01H3JOUA02H3JOUB24H3JOUB01H3JOUB02H3JOUB39H3ACMA01H3ACMA02H3.]
 
Centennial College Group 1:
         *JOUA06H3 Journalism Law and Ethics
         *JOUB11H3 News Reporting
         *JOUB14H3 Multiplatform Design
         *JOUB18H3 Visual Storytelling: Photography and Video
 
[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:
         *JOUB03H3 Personal Branding and Freelancing
         *JOUB05H3 Advanced Interviewing Techniques
         *JOUB10H3 News Laboratory I
         *JOUB17H3 Radio News
         *JOUB20H3 Interactive Journalism
 

Third/Fourth Year

 
1.5 Credits at the C- or D-level 
 
[Note: at least 0.5 credit must be at the D-level]
 

Fourth Year

 
2.0 Credits of Advanced Journalism Application Courses
 
[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:
         *JOUC13H3 Entrepreneurial Reporting
         *JOUC16Y3 News Laboratory II
         *JOUC17H3 Television News
 
0.5 Credit in D-level Journalism
          JOUD10H3 Senior Seminar in Journalism
 
0.5 Credit in the Journalism Field Placement
       **JOUC25H3 Field Placement
 
 
*A minimum of C- (60%) in these particular courses is required to pass and maintain standing in the program.
 
**A minimum of C- (60%) in this course is required to pass and maintain standing in the program. Students are required to have completed a non-credit Career Management course prior to starting their field placement. No academic credit is given for the Career Management course and no fee is charged. Students must contact their Program Coordinator at Centennial College to enroll in the Career Management course, they cannot enroll in this course via ROSI.