1. Welcome to Carleton and your Bachelor of Journalism and Humanities degree program
  2. Your Degree Program
  3. Courses Required for First Year
  4. Your Degree, Your Future

Welcome to Carleton and your Bachelor of Journalism and Humanities degree program

First-Year Course Selection Guide

Please read this degree guide prior to registering.

Your Degree Program

The Bachelor of Journalism and Humanities is an Honours degree requiring 20.0 credits and, normally, will take four years to complete. It is offered jointly by the School of Journalism and Communication and the College of the Humanities. It is designed for students who wish to receive a comprehensive education in the humanities and also to train as a professional journalist.

For roughly half of your degree (9.0 credits) you will take the same courses as Bachelor of Journalism (B.J.) students — which include required 8.0 credits in required Journalism courses and 0.5 credits required in each of Canadian History and Indigenous Studies. For the other half of your degree (10.0 credits) you will take the majority of the courses offered in the Bachelor of Humanities (B.Hum.) degree. The final 1.0 credit is normally an intermediate language requirement.

In order to graduate, all Bachelor of Journalism and Humanities students must become proficient in a language other than English at the intermediate level. Students who are not yet able to take an intermediate level course must take a beginner’s level course first. Students who are already proficient at the intermediate level should contact the College of the Humanities to have their language requirement replaced with a free elective at the 2000 level or above. Please go to the language requirement page for more information.

Note: you must register in these courses to satisfy your first-year program requirements. If you wish to register for courses not listed here, please contact the College of Humanities.

Courses Required for First Year

Fall term

  • HUMS 1000 (full credit over both terms) Lecture and group components
  • JOUR 1001 (0.5 credit) Lecture and group components
  • HUMS 1200 (0.5 credit)
  • 0.5 credit from Canadian History Courses:
    • HIST 1301 (0.5 credit)
    • HIST 1302 (0.5 credit)
    • HIST 2311 (0.5 credit)

Total: 2.0 Credits

Winter Term

  • HUMS 1000 (full credit over both terms) Lecture and group components
  • JOUR 1002 (0.5 credit) Lecture and group components
  • CLCV 2010 (0.5)
  • 0.5 credit from Indigenous Studies courses:
    • INDG 1010 (0.5 credit)
      INDG 1011 (0.5 credit)
    • INDG 2011 (0.5 credit)

Total: 2.0 Credits

For the final 1.0 credit:
1.0 credit in a beginner’s level language. You must review the language requirement webpage for important information. Only if your language requirement is waived or you can enroll in an intermediate language in your second year would you take  RELI 1731 (fall) and HUMS 1005 (winter). Please contact the College of Humanities with any questions.

Your Degree, Your Future

Explore Your Degree, Your Future to identify the skills you can develop through your program, to see future possibilities and career paths of recent graduates, and to find out how to improve your employability by getting involved and gaining experience.