Issue Advocacy Option

The Issue Advocacy Option is only available at the Brantford Campus. The Option consists of 4.5 credits. For graduation, students must have a 6.00 GPA in all 4.5 credits of the option.

Required Courses:
JN101 - Reporting and Writing for News
JN208 - Issue-Based Research
JN253 - Introduction to Public and Media Relations
JN334 - Public Opinion Research: Surveys and Focus Groups
JN406 - Public Opinion, Communications and Democracy
OL224 - Organizational Leadership
OL109/JN109/MB109 - Interpersonal Communications in Contemporary Society
OL365 - Influence, Persuasion and Negotiation  (note: this course has a prerequisite of JN/MB/OL109)

And one of:
HR306 - Human Rights Education
HR312/JN312 - Advocacy Journalism: Principles and Practice
JN301 - Environmental Communication
JN307 - Media, Culture and Democracy
JN314/OL314 - Listening & Nonverbal Communication
PO263 - Politics and Government in Canada

Additional Information

  1. Students should be aware that some of these courses have prerequisites. Although these prerequisites may be waived by the program administering the course, it is the responsibility of the student to make such arrangements.
  2. The Faculty of Liberal Arts offers a BA without a designation. No further designation (major, option or minor) is awarded with this degree.