Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2019/2020
Canadian Excellence

Honours BA Digital Media and Journalism

The Honours Degree in Digital Media and Journalism requires 20.0 credits of which no more than 7.0 credits may be at the 100 level.

The Digital Media and Journalism Honours Degree requires 15.0 credits from Wilfrid Laurier University and 5.0 credits earned by successfully completing Conestoga College's postgraduate certificate in Contemporary Media Arts (which is delivered concurrently on Wilfrid Laurier University's Brantford campus). Upon graduation students receive Laurier's Honours BA and Conestoga's post-graduate certificate. At least 9.0 credits in the DMJ program must be senior credits.

Digital Media and Journalism Required Courses Total of 10.0 credits:

ID120/SOJE120 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies
DMJN101 - Reporting and Writing for News
DMJN202 - Cross-Media Storytelling
DMJN204 - Media, Law and Ethics
DMJN208 - Data in the Media
DMJN211/MX211 - Introduction to Media Studies
DMJN214/HR214 - Politics, Advocacy and Journalism
DMJN222/MX222/SOJE222 - Digital and Social Media: Critical Approaches
DMJN252/HR252 - Designing Digital and Social Media
DMJN253 - Introduction to Public and Media Relations
DMJN307 - Media, Culture and Democracy
DMJN308 - Advanced Data Journalism and Investigative Research
DMJN313/OL313 - Public Speaking
DMJN319 - Integrated Media Lab
DMJN328 - Quantitative Research Methods for Journalists
DMJN340 - Feature Writing and Verification
DMJN420 - Advanced Seminar in Digital Media and Journalism
DMJN422 - Digital Media and Journalism Capstone I
DMJN423* - Digital Media and Journalism Capstone II

Conestoga Contemporary Media Arts: 

Successful concurrent completion of the Conestoga Contemporary Media Arts post-graduate certificate on the Brantford campus of Wilfrid Laurier University is also mandatory and will result in an additional 5.0 credits towards the degree. A minimum grade of 65 per cent is required in each Conestoga class for progression in the program, subject to the discretion of the program co-ordinator.

Degree Program Electives: An additional 5.0 credits toward the degree total of 20.0 credits. All students in the program must complete successfully the Foundations curriculum: BF190, BF199, BF290, BF299.

Additional Information
 
Program Regulations

  1. Refer to the University Regulations chapter for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.
  2. Students in the Honours Digital Media and Journalism program are excluded from completion of the Issue Advocacy and Media Studies Options.