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

Issue Advocacy Option

The Issue Advocacy Option is only available at the Brantford Campus. The option consists of 4.0 credits. For graduation, students must achieve a 6.00 GPA in all 4.0 credits of the option.

Required Courses (3.5 credits):
DMJN101 - Reporting and Writing for News
DMJN208 - Data in the Media
DMJN253 - Introduction to Public and Media Relations
DMJN328 - Quantitative Research Methods for Journalists
OL109/MB109 - Communication Skills for Leadership
OL224 - Organizational Leadership
OL365 - Influence, Persuasion and Negotiation 

And one of:
HR306 - Human Rights Education and Advocacy
DMJN301 - Environmental Communication
DMJN307 - Media, Culture and Democracy
DMJN314/OL314 - Nonverbal Communication and Listening Skills
DMJN340 - Feature Writing and Verification
PO263 - Politics and Government in Canada 

Additional Information
 
Program Notes

  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. Students in the Honours Digital Media and Journalism program are excluded from completion of the Issue Advocacy Option.
  3. The Faculty of Liberal Arts offers a BA without a designation. No further designation (major, option or minor) is awarded with this degree.