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Journalism

(B.A.)

SPECIALIST (JOINT) PROGRAM IN JOURNALISM

Supervisor of Studies: K. McCrindle (416-287-7163)

This program may be taken in fulfillment of the requirements of a four-year (20-credit) Honours B.A. Degree. In addition to completing the requirements for the degree, students have the option of qualifying for a diploma from Centennial College by undertaking one additional semester in a field placement and completing a short non-credit course on journalism career management at Centennial.

Program Admission Requirements

Limited enrolment. Applicants must fill out a joint program application form. Applicants must also pass Centennial's screening process (satisfactory completion of a series of writing exercises, attendance at an information session, and an interview). Applicants may arrange to take the test during the first year of their studies at the University of Toronto at Scarborough.

Program Requirements

(a) (International Perspective) 1.0 full credit equivalent from:
ANTB54H Peoples of the Middle East: An Introduction
ANTB55H Muslim Societies
ENGB17H Contemporary Literature from the Caribbean
ENGB19H Contemporary Literature from South Asia
ENGC72H Contemporary Literature from Sub-Saharan Africa
FREB28H The Francophone World
FREB35H Francophone Literature
FREC47H Special Topics in French Linguistics: French Creole Languages
FREC83H Cultural Identities and Stereotypes in the French-Speaking World
HISA03Y The Twentieth Century World
IDSB01H International Development Studies: Political Economy
IDSB02H International Development Studies: Development & Environment
IDSB04H International Health Policy Analysis
POLB80H Introduction to International Relations
POLB81H International Conflict & Conflict Management

(b) (Canadian Perspective) 1.0 full credit equivalent from:
ANTB16H Canadian Cultural Identities
ANTC21H Canadian Native Peoples: Traditional Values
ANTC22H Canadian Native Peoples: Contemporary Concerns
ECMA01H Introduction to Microeconomics
ECMA05H Introduction to Macroeconomics
ENGB06H Canadian Literary Traditions
ENGB07H Nation in Canadian Writing
ENGB25H Canadian Short Story
FREB22H Society and Culture of French Canada
FREB36H Literature of French Canada: to 1960
FREB37H Literature of French Canada: Since 1960
HISB40H Canadian History to 1896
HISB41H Canadian History since 1896
HISC45H Immigrants and Race Relations in Canadian History
POLA51H Critical Issues of Canadian Democracy
POLA81H Leaving Home: Politics and Emigration
POLB50H Canada's Political Institutions
POLB52H Canadian Politics: Connecting Citizens and Governments

(c) (Environmental Perspective) 1.0 full credit equivalent from:
BGYA01H Introductory Biology: Part I
BGYA02H Introductory Biology: Part II
EESA01H Introduction to Environmental Science
EESA05H Environmental Hazards
EESA06H Introduction to Planet Earth
GGRA02H Geography of Global Processes
GGRA03H Cities and Environments
GGRC45H Local Geographies of Globalization
GGRC46H Tourism, Environment and Development

(d) (Media and Society Perspective) 1.0 full credit equivalent from:
ENGC55H Literature and Media: The Spoken Word and the Visual Page
ENGC56H Literature and Media: From Page to Screen
FREB18H Commercial French
FREB19H French Usage in the Francophone Media
FREC48H Sociolinguistics of French
IDSC10H Topics in International Development Studies (if offered as Development Studies and the Media)
ISTB01H International Studies and International Communications
POLB72H Political and Social Theory of Contemporary Society I
POLB73H Political and Social Theory of Contemporary Society II
SOCB56H Sociology of Mass Media and Communications: Institutions, Technologies and Politics
SOCB57H Sociology of Mass Media and Communications: Texts and Audiences
PHLB05H Social Issues
PHLB06H Business Ethics
VPAB05H Introduction to Contemporary Cultural Theory
VPAB06H Cultural Pluralism and the Arts
WSTB13H Women and the Media

(e) Courses that satisfy the requirements of one Major or two Minor Programs, which may include courses used to satisfy requirements (a) through (d) above.

(f)
JOUD01H Journalism Senior Project

(g) At least 2 full credits at the C- or D- level, which may include courses used to satisfy requirements (a) through (e) above.

(h) Journalism Group 1 -- students will be eligible to enrol in these courses after successfully completing at least 10 full credits at University of Toronto at Scarborough, including at least three of requirements (a) through (d) above. This group of courses should usually be taken concurrently.
JOUA06H Journalism Law & Ethics*
JOUB11H News Reporting*
JOUB14H Page Design*
JOUB18H Imaging: Journalism*

(i) Journalism Group 2 -- students will be eligible to enrol in these courses after successfully completing Group 1 above.
JOUB03H Magazine Journalism*
JOUB05H Advanced Interviewing Techniques*
JOUB09H Journalism Copy Editing*
JOUB10H Newspaper Laboratory 1*
JOUB17H News for the Electronic Media 1*

(j) Journalism Group 3 -- students will be eligible to enrol in these courses after successfully completing Group 2.
JOUC13H Beat Reporting*
JOUC16Y Newspaper Laboratory 2*
JOUC17H News for the Electronic Media 2*

* A grade of C- is required in these courses to maintain standing in the program.

JOUA06H3 Journalism Law and Ethics

An examination of the key legal and ethical issues facing Canadian journalists, with an emphasis on the practical. This course is taught on the Centennial campus.
Limited enrolment: 25
Prerequisites: 10 credits: this course is only open to students registered in the Joint Program in Journalism.

JOUB03H3 Magazine Journalism

An introduction to developing and selling quality magazine stories. Students learn techniques for both successful freelancing and magazine staff work. Students learn the importance of finding market niches, winning assignments, and carrying them out professionally. This course is taught on the Centennial campus.
Prerequisites: 12 credits, including JOUA06H & JOUB11H & JOUB14H & JOUB18H, this course is only open to students enrolled in the Joint Program in Journalism.
Corequisites: JOUB05H & JOUB09H & JOUB10H & JOUB17H

JOUB05H3 Advanced Interviewing Techniques

An advanced course designed to improve skills for interviewers in journalism. The course involves analyzing taped interviews, role-playing, critiquing student interviews, and research. The course teaches people skills as well as interviewing skills. This course is taught on the Centennial campus.
Prerequisites: 12 credits, including JOUA06H & JOUB11H & JOUB14H & JOUB18H, this course is only open to students enrolled in the Joint Program in Journalism.
Corequisites: JOUB03H & JOUB09H & JOUB10H & JOUB17H

JOUB09H3 Copy Editing

A practical course in the skills needed to prepare news copy for publication. Emphasis is on making mechanical, factual and contextual correction; improving story leads and organization; and forging positive coaching relationships with reporters. Each participant is responsible for producing publishable copy, alone and as part of a team. This course is taught on the Centennial campus.
Prerequisites: 12 credits, including JOUA06H & JOUB11H & JOUB14H & JOUB18H: this course is limited to students enrolled in the Joint Program in Journalism
Corequisites: JOUB03H & JOUB05H & JOUB08H & JOUB17H

JOUB10H3 Newspaper Laboratory I

Practical journalism experience writing for "The Observer", a community newspaper published six times per semester for readers in East York and produced entirely by the Journalism program. Class time is for staff meetings, setting agendas, assignments and deadlines. Students work independently on stories, including research, writing, photography, and electronic production. This course is taught on the Centennial campus.
Prerequisites: 12 credits, including JOUA06H & JOUB11H & JOUB14H & JOUB18H: this course is limited to students in the Joint Program in Journalism.
Corequisites: JOUB03H & JOUB05H & JOUB09H & JOUB17H

JOUB11H3 News Reporting

Practice in journalistic reporting and writing, starting with a simple news story and proceeding to feature and profile writing and coverage of municipal affairs. Class discussions focus on critical analysis of professional publications. Guest professional journalists discuss their experience and current issues in journalism. This course is taught on the Centennial campus.
Prerequisites: 10 credits: this course is only open to students registered in the Joint Program in Journalism.
Corequisites: JOUA06H & JOUB14H & JOUB18H

JOUB14H3 Page Design

An introduction to layout and desktop publishing. The course develops the skills needed to produce good-looking newspaper pages that reflect sound news judgment. Students experiment with a variety of

layouts, including broadsheet and tabloid formats, in preparation for experience on the in-house newspaper, "The Observer." This course is taught on the Centennial campus.
Prerequisites: 10 credits: this course is only open to students registered in the Joint Program in Journalism.
Corequisites: JOUA06H & JOUB11H & JOUB18H

JOUB17H3 News for the Electronic Media I

An introduction to the production of effective radio news. New journalists learn to gather, write, and present radio news that communicates information clearly and stylishly. Emphasis is on reporting, obtaining relevant sound, writing in broadcast style, and production. Participants present radio newscasts, independently and in teams. This course is taught on the Centennial campus.
Prerequisites: 12 credits, including JOUA06H & JOUB11H & JOUB14H & JOUB18H: this course is limited to students enrolled in the Joint Program in Journalism.
Corequisites: JOUB03H & JOUB05H & JOUB09H & JOUB10H

JOUB18H3 Imaging: Journalism

An introduction to the basic concepts of photography and a deeper examination of the principles of photojournalism. Students create photo stories using a range of equipment (portable, battery-operated flash equipment, digital cameras, etc.) and learn how to edit images for publication, either in print or in Web form. This course is taught on the Centennial campus.
Prerequisites: 10 credits: this course is only open to students registered in the Joint Program in Journalism.
Corequisites: JOUA06H & JOUB11H & JOUB14H

JOUC13H3 Beat Reporting

An advanced course in covering a specific "beat". Students work in teams to select a topic, conduct preliminary research, and prepare a proposal. Students then research and write a series of five stories each on their beat for publication in tabloid newspaper or magazine format. This course is taught on the Centennial campus.
Prerequisites: 14.5 credits, including JOUB03H, JOUB05H, JOUB09H, JOUB10H, JOUB17H: this course is limited to students enrolled in the Joint Program in Journalism.
Corequisites: JOUC16Y & JOUC17H

JOUC16Y3 Newspaper Laboratory 2

Practice using techniques learned in other program courses in order to produce content for "The Observer." As in JOUB10H, students produce six issues per semester, but they play a more senior role and devote more time. Students attend staff meetings during class time, and research and write stories outside class. This course is taught on the Centennial campus.
Prerequisites: 14.5 credits, including JOUB03H & JOUB05H, & JOUB09H & JOUB10H & JOUB17H: this course is only open to students in the Joint Program in Journalism.
Corequisites: JOUC13H & JOUC17H

JOUC17H3 News for the Electronic Media 2

An introduction to the production of television news wrap-around report. Students learn how to shoot, write, and edit TV news stories that communicate information clearly and stylishly. Students produce television news stories independently and in teams. This course is taught on the Centennial campus.
Prerequisites: 14.5 credits, including JOUB03H & JOUB05H & JOUB09H & JOUB10H & JOUB17H: this course is only open to students in the Joint Program in Journalism.
Corequisites: JOUC13H & JOUC16Y

JOUD01H3 Journalism Senior Project

A research and writing project in either the students' Major discipline or one of their Minor disciplines, to be evaluated by both the course convenor and a supervisor in the discipline.
Prerequisites: JOUC13H & JOUC17H & JOUC16Y & JOUC18H
Limited enrolment: enrolment is restricted to students in the Joint Program in Journalism.

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