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Applied Arts in Journalism

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The Applied Arts in Journalism program is located in SDU Main Building.
(902) 566-0307

The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism is an articulated degree offered by the University of Prince Edward Island in cooperation with Holland College. Students acquire technical training and practical experience in Journalism (primarily during study at Holland College) and also acquire breadth of knowledge, content exposure, and skills in research, problem-solving, and critical thinking associated with a liberal arts education (primarily during study at UPEI). 

Students normally undertake one year of study at the University, then complete the two-year Journalism program at Holland College (earning a Holland College diploma), before undertaking a final year of study at the University. The final year of study normally includes an opportunity for journalistic writing either at the University or arranged through Holland College. Deviations from the normal sequence of study between the University and Holland College are permitted. In such cases, at least five courses (15 semester-hours) of study must be completed after the Holland College diploma is earned.

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Careers:
  • Campaign Director
  • Legislative Advocate
  • News Reporter
  • Project Resources Manager
  • Public Relations Officer
  • News Production Coordinator
The Applied Arts in Journalism program is located in SDU Main Building.
(902) 566-0307

Students complete 20 courses (60 semester hours) at the University. The program is designed to ensure breadth of exposure to areas of knowledge important to journalistic practice.  All students will be required to complete a minimum of 6 (18 semester hours) 300/400 level courses.

The 20 courses must include:

1) UPEI 102

2) ENG 101 (UPEI 101)

3) JOUR 101

4) ENG 381

5) ONE of: ANY MATH, PSY 251, 271

6) WRIT 404

7) ANY C ST or DSJS course

IN ADDITION to completing the common core courses, students must choose one of the following specializations upon which to focus:

I. General Journalism

II. Law and Politics

III. International Affairs

IV. Business and Economics

V. Environment and Health

VI. Science and Technology

VII. Arts and Entertainment

The courses required to complete these specializations are as follows:

I. General Journalism:

8) ONE of: BIO 101, CHEM 111, PHYS 111

9) ONE of: HIST 101 or 102

10) ONE of: POLS 201 or 262

11) ONE of: PHIL 102 or 202

12) ONE of: HIST 331, 332, IS 201

13) ANY course in: Anthropology, Sociology, Sociology/Anthropology, Asian Studies

14) One Economics course at the 100 level

15) ANY course in English, Modern Languages or Fine Arts

16–20) ANY FIVE electives

II. Law and Politics:

8) P ST 201 or 202

9) HIST 101 or 102

10–12) THREE of POLS: 211, 212, 311, 314, 401 or 402

13–14) TWO of: DSJS 306, 404, ENG 226, PHIL 202, 204, 206, 251, SOC 101, 102, 105, ANTH 105, 107

15–16) TWO of: BUS 301,302, DSJS 302, PHIL 303, 351, 427

17) POLS 432 or PHIL 353

18) ANY Modern Language

19–20) ANY TWO electives

III. International Affairs:

8–9) TWO of: POLS 221, 222, 231, 233, 282

10) ONE of: IDS 201, 202, PHIL 207

11–12) TWO of: POLS 315, 353, 390, 391, 471, 483

13) ONE of: POLS 351, 352, 354, 435, 441, 442, 482

14) ONE of: POLS 361, 362, 363, 371, 372, 422, 481

15) ONE of: POLS 392, 393, 445, 451, 472, 475, EC 331, 332, 341, 342

16–17) TWO courses in a Modern Language

18) ONE of: POLS 432 or PHIL 353

19–20) ANY TWO electives 

IV. Business and Economics:

8) EC 101

9) EC 102

10) ONE of EC 203 or 204

11–12) TWO other EC courses, 200 level or above

13) BUS 101

14) BUS 171

15) BUS 241

16) BUS 265

17) ACCT 101

18) ONE of PHIL 102, 105, 111, 202, 221 or 353

19–20) ANY TWO electives 

V. Environment and Health:

8) BIO 101

9) ONE of ENV 202 or BIO 102

103) ANY THREE other ENV courses

14–15) TWO of: PS 201, 202, 262, PHIL 105, 204, 206, HIST 101, 102, IS 201, EC 101, F‐N 101, PSY 222

16–17) TWO Science courses or ONE Science course AND PSY 333

18) ONE of EC 215, HIST 222, PHIL 203, 301 or 353

19–20) ANY TWO electives

VI. Science and Technology:

8) BIO 101

9–10) CHEM 111 and CHEM 112

11–12) PHYS 121 and PHYS 122

13–14) C SC 151 and C SC 152

15–16) ANY TWO of PHIL 203, 204, PHIL 301, PHIL 363, ENG 224, HIST 222, 434, HIST 311, 333, DSJS 412

17–18) ANY TWO Science courses

19–20) ANY TWO electives

VII. Arts and Entertainment:

8) ENG 195

9) T ST 244

10) T ST 344

11–12) TWO of: MUS 123, 124, 201, 202

13–15) THREE of: FAH 101, 102, ENG 222, 303, 304, DSJS 311

16) BUS 101 or 171

17) PHIL 214 or 353

18) ONE of  ENG 314, 315, 341

19–20) ANY TWO electives

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First Name:
Last Name:
E-mail Address:
Careers:
  • Campaign Director
  • Legislative Advocate
  • News Reporter
  • Project Resources Manager
  • Public Relations Officer
  • News Production Coordinator
The Applied Arts in Journalism program is located in SDU Main Building.
(902) 566-0307
  • Don Desserud (Coordinator) - Arts
  • Wendy Shilton - Arts
  • Geoff Lindsay - Arts
  • Greg Doran - Arts
  • Anne Furlong - Arts
Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism is an articulated degree offered by the University of Prince Edward Island in cooperation with Holland College. Students acquire technical training and practical experience in Journalism (primarily during study at Holland College) and also acquire breadth of knowledge, content exposure, and skills in research, problem-solving, and critical thinking associated with a liberal arts education (primarily during study at UPEI). 

Students normally undertake one year of study at the University, then complete the two-year Journalism program at Holland College (earning a Holland College diploma), before undertaking a final year of study at the University. The final year of study normally includes an opportunity for journalistic writing either at the University or arranged through Holland College. Deviations from the normal sequence of study between the University and Holland College are permitted. In such cases, at least five courses (15 semester-hours) of study must be completed after the Holland College diploma is earned.

Course Requirements

Students complete 20 courses (60 semester hours) at the University. The program is designed to ensure breadth of exposure to areas of knowledge important to journalistic practice.  All students will be required to complete a minimum of 6 (18 semester hours) 300/400 level courses.

The 20 courses must include:

1) UPEI 102

2) ENG 101 (UPEI 101)

3) JOUR 101

4) ENG 381

5) ONE of: ANY MATH, PSY 251, 271

6) WRIT 404

7) ANY C ST or DSJS course

IN ADDITION to completing the common core courses, students must choose one of the following specializations upon which to focus:

I. General Journalism

II. Law and Politics

III. International Affairs

IV. Business and Economics

V. Environment and Health

VI. Science and Technology

VII. Arts and Entertainment

The courses required to complete these specializations are as follows:

I. General Journalism:

8) ONE of: BIO 101, CHEM 111, PHYS 111

9) ONE of: HIST 101 or 102

10) ONE of: POLS 201 or 262

11) ONE of: PHIL 102 or 202

12) ONE of: HIST 331, 332, IS 201

13) ANY course in: Anthropology, Sociology, Sociology/Anthropology, Asian Studies

14) One Economics course at the 100 level

15) ANY course in English, Modern Languages or Fine Arts

16–20) ANY FIVE electives

II. Law and Politics:

8) P ST 201 or 202

9) HIST 101 or 102

10–12) THREE of POLS: 211, 212, 311, 314, 401 or 402

13–14) TWO of: DSJS 306, 404, ENG 226, PHIL 202, 204, 206, 251, SOC 101, 102, 105, ANTH 105, 107

15–16) TWO of: BUS 301,302, DSJS 302, PHIL 303, 351, 427

17) POLS 432 or PHIL 353

18) ANY Modern Language

19–20) ANY TWO electives

III. International Affairs:

8–9) TWO of: POLS 221, 222, 231, 233, 282

10) ONE of: IDS 201, 202, PHIL 207

11–12) TWO of: POLS 315, 353, 390, 391, 471, 483

13) ONE of: POLS 351, 352, 354, 435, 441, 442, 482

14) ONE of: POLS 361, 362, 363, 371, 372, 422, 481

15) ONE of: POLS 392, 393, 445, 451, 472, 475, EC 331, 332, 341, 342

16–17) TWO courses in a Modern Language

18) ONE of: POLS 432 or PHIL 353

19–20) ANY TWO electives 

IV. Business and Economics:

8) EC 101

9) EC 102

10) ONE of EC 203 or 204

11–12) TWO other EC courses, 200 level or above

13) BUS 101

14) BUS 171

15) BUS 241

16) BUS 265

17) ACCT 101

18) ONE of PHIL 102, 105, 111, 202, 221 or 353

19–20) ANY TWO electives 

V. Environment and Health:

8) BIO 101

9) ONE of ENV 202 or BIO 102

103) ANY THREE other ENV courses

14–15) TWO of: PS 201, 202, 262, PHIL 105, 204, 206, HIST 101, 102, IS 201, EC 101, F‐N 101, PSY 222

16–17) TWO Science courses or ONE Science course AND PSY 333

18) ONE of EC 215, HIST 222, PHIL 203, 301 or 353

19–20) ANY TWO electives

VI. Science and Technology:

8) BIO 101

9–10) CHEM 111 and CHEM 112

11–12) PHYS 121 and PHYS 122

13–14) C SC 151 and C SC 152

15–16) ANY TWO of PHIL 203, 204, PHIL 301, PHIL 363, ENG 224, HIST 222, 434, HIST 311, 333, DSJS 412

17–18) ANY TWO Science courses

19–20) ANY TWO electives

VII. Arts and Entertainment:

8) ENG 195

9) T ST 244

10) T ST 344

11–12) TWO of: MUS 123, 124, 201, 202

13–15) THREE of: FAH 101, 102, ENG 222, 303, 304, DSJS 311

16) BUS 101 or 171

17) PHIL 214 or 353

18) ONE of  ENG 314, 315, 341

19–20) ANY TWO electives

Coordinating Committee
  • Don Desserud (Coordinator) - Arts
  • Wendy Shilton - Arts
  • Geoff Lindsay - Arts
  • Greg Doran - Arts
  • Anne Furlong - Arts

Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism is an articulated degree offered by the University of Prince Edward Island in cooperation with Holland College. Students acquire technical training and practical experience in Journalism (primarily during study at Holland College) and also acquire breadth of knowledge, content exposure, and skills in research, problem-solving, and critical thinking associated with a liberal arts education (primarily during study at UPEI). 

Students normally undertake one year of study at the University, then complete the two-year Journalism program at Holland College (earning a Holland College diploma), before undertaking a final year of study at the University. The final year of study normally includes an opportunity for journalistic writing either at the University or arranged through Holland College. Deviations from the normal sequence of study between the University and Holland College are permitted. In such cases, at least five courses (15 semester-hours) of study must be completed after the Holland College diploma is earned.

Course Requirements

Students complete 20 courses (60 semester hours) at the University. The program is designed to ensure breadth of exposure to areas of knowledge important to journalistic practice.  All students will be required to complete a minimum of 6 (18 semester hours) 300/400 level courses.

The 20 courses must include:

1) UPEI 102

2) ENG 101 (UPEI 101)

3) JOUR 101

4) ENG 381

5) ONE of: ANY MATH, PSY 251, 271

6) WRIT 404

7) ANY C ST or DSJS course

IN ADDITION to completing the common core courses, students must choose one of the following specializations upon which to focus:

I. General Journalism

II. Law and Politics

III. International Affairs

IV. Business and Economics

V. Environment and Health

VI. Science and Technology

VII. Arts and Entertainment

The courses required to complete these specializations are as follows:

I. General Journalism:

8) ONE of: BIO 101, CHEM 111, PHYS 111

9) ONE of: HIST 101 or 102

10) ONE of: POLS 201 or 262

11) ONE of: PHIL 102 or 202

12) ONE of: HIST 331, 332, IS 201

13) ANY course in: Anthropology, Sociology, Sociology/Anthropology, Asian Studies

14) One Economics course at the 100 level

15) ANY course in English, Modern Languages or Fine Arts

16–20) ANY FIVE electives

II. Law and Politics:

8) P ST 201 or 202

9) HIST 101 or 102

10–12) THREE of POLS: 211, 212, 311, 314, 401 or 402

13–14) TWO of: DSJS 306, 404, ENG 226, PHIL 202, 204, 206, 251, SOC 101, 102, 105, ANTH 105, 107

15–16) TWO of: BUS 301,302, DSJS 302, PHIL 303, 351, 427

17) POLS 432 or PHIL 353

18) ANY Modern Language

19–20) ANY TWO electives

III. International Affairs:

8–9) TWO of: POLS 221, 222, 231, 233, 282

10) ONE of: IDS 201, 202, PHIL 207

11–12) TWO of: POLS 315, 353, 390, 391, 471, 483

13) ONE of: POLS 351, 352, 354, 435, 441, 442, 482

14) ONE of: POLS 361, 362, 363, 371, 372, 422, 481

15) ONE of: POLS 392, 393, 445, 451, 472, 475, EC 331, 332, 341, 342

16–17) TWO courses in a Modern Language

18) ONE of: POLS 432 or PHIL 353

19–20) ANY TWO electives 

IV. Business and Economics:

8) EC 101

9) EC 102

10) ONE of EC 203 or 204

11–12) TWO other EC courses, 200 level or above

13) BUS 101

14) BUS 171

15) BUS 241

16) BUS 265

17) ACCT 101

18) ONE of PHIL 102, 105, 111, 202, 221 or 353

19–20) ANY TWO electives 

V. Environment and Health:

8) BIO 101

9) ONE of ENV 202 or BIO 102

103) ANY THREE other ENV courses

14–15) TWO of: PS 201, 202, 262, PHIL 105, 204, 206, HIST 101, 102, IS 201, EC 101, F‐N 101, PSY 222

16–17) TWO Science courses or ONE Science course AND PSY 333

18) ONE of EC 215, HIST 222, PHIL 203, 301 or 353

19–20) ANY TWO electives

VI. Science and Technology:

8) BIO 101

9–10) CHEM 111 and CHEM 112

11–12) PHYS 121 and PHYS 122

13–14) C SC 151 and C SC 152

15–16) ANY TWO of PHIL 203, 204, PHIL 301, PHIL 363, ENG 224, HIST 222, 434, HIST 311, 333, DSJS 412

17–18) ANY TWO Science courses

19–20) ANY TWO electives

VII. Arts and Entertainment:

8) ENG 195

9) T ST 244

10) T ST 344

11–12) TWO of: MUS 123, 124, 201, 202

13–15) THREE of: FAH 101, 102, ENG 222, 303, 304, DSJS 311

16) BUS 101 or 171

17) PHIL 214 or 353

18) ONE of  ENG 314, 315, 341

19–20) ANY TWO electives

Coordinating Committee

  • Don Desserud (Coordinator) - Arts
  • Wendy Shilton - Arts
  • Geoff Lindsay - Arts
  • Greg Doran - Arts
  • Anne Furlong - Arts
Want more information about Applied Arts in Journalism? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
First Name:
Last Name:
E-mail Address:
Careers: 
Campaign Director
Legislative Advocate
News Reporter
Project Resources Manager
Public Relations Officer
News Production Coordinator
Course Level: 
100 Level
Courses: 

JOUR 101 INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES
This course introduces students to the key concepts in media studies. The economic,social, political, and cultural contexts of modern media will be examined and analyzed. It will also consider the relationship between power, information and identity. Finally, this course will provide students with practical skills in news reporting, using the experiential learning model.
PREREQUISITE/CO-REQUISITE:  N/A
3 credit hours

Calendar Courses

JOUR 101 INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES
This course introduces students to the key concepts in media studies. The economic,social, political, and cultural contexts of modern media will be examined and analyzed. It will also consider the relationship between power, information and identity. Finally, this course will provide students with practical skills in news reporting, using the experiential learning model.
PREREQUISITE/CO-REQUISITE:  N/A
3 credit hours

Calendar Courses

100 Level

JOUR 101 INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES
This course introduces students to the key concepts in media studies. The economic,social, political, and cultural contexts of modern media will be examined and analyzed. It will also consider the relationship between power, information and identity. Finally, this course will provide students with practical skills in news reporting, using the experiential learning model.
PREREQUISITE/CO-REQUISITE:  N/A
3 credit hours

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