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 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 Journalism courses as Bachelor of Journalism (B.J.) students — which include required Journalism courses (8.0 credits) and a required Canadian History course (1.0 credit). 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

1.0 credit from Canadian History Courses:
HIST 1300 (full credit over both terms)
HIST 2304 (full credit over both terms)
HIST 2301 (0.5 credit)
HIST 2311 (0.5 credit)

HUMS 1200 (0.5 credit)

Winter Term

HUMS 1000 (full credit over both terms) Lecture and group components

JOUR 1002 (0.5 credit) Lecture and group components

HIST 1300 (full credit over both terms)
HIST 2304 (full credit over both terms)
INDG 1011

CLCV 2010 (0.5)

EITHER RELI 1731 (fall) and HUMS 1005 (winter) OR a first year language prerequisite.  Refer to this page for further information. (This is an either/or scenario).

IF the language is an option it is normally a full credit over both terms or a half credit each term

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