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MC241-Bach. of Mass Comm. (Hons) (Journalism) PDF Print E-mail
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Introduction

The journalism programme is among the first introduced in the faculty, initially known as the School of Mass Communication which was established in 1972. The programme recognizes the role of journalism in contributing towards domestic, social and political developments, its significance to globalization and the existence of new challenges within the mass communication environment.

The faculty has extended the focus of this programme beyond the traditional stances of the mass media by exploring contemporary approaches of news gathering and reporting, news writing, journalism ethics, computer-assisted journalism and online journalism.

These efforts are supplemented through initiatives with the participation of the industry in diversifying the students' requisite skills. The programme obligates in producing ethical journalism graduates who are prepared to encounter the challenges in the media industry.

Programme Details

This three - year programme prepares students to fulfill the requirements of the profession by providing them with a variety of skills and knowledge. The strength of the programme is in its curriculum, which emphasizes both practical and theoretical knowledge. The programme focuses on aspects of journalism such as news gathering and writing, media laws and ethics, interpretative reporting and computer technology skills.

Courses Offered

  • Principles of Journalism
  • News Writing and Reporting
  • Copy Editing
  • Feature Writing
  • Newspaper Editorial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Advanced Reporting
  • Interpretive Reporting
  • Magazine Production
  • Interpretations of Science and Technology Reporting

Study Plan

SEMESTER 1
CO-CURRICULUM I
ISLAMIC AND ASIAN CIVILIZATION
PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES
NEWS WRITING AND REPORTING
PHOTO COMMUNICATION
PRINCIPLES OF JOURNALISM
ONE ELECTIVE COURSE

SEMESTER 2
CO-CURRICULUM II
PRINCIPLES OF TRANSLATION
MARKETING COMMUNICATION
EFFECTIVE SPEAKING
SOCIOLOGY
GRAPHIC AND CREATIVE DESIGN
ONE ELECTIVE COURSE

SEMESTER 3
THIRD LANGUAGE I
CO-CURRICULUM III
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
ETHNIC RELATIONS
COMMUNICATION THEORY
COMMUNICATION AND RESEARCH METHODS
COPY EDITING
FEATURE WRITING
ONE ELECTIVE COURSE

SEMESTER 4
THIRD LANGUAGE II
MEDIA LAW, REGULATION AND ETHICS
EDITORIAL WRITING
BROADCAST JOURNALISM
NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL MANAGEMENT
ONE ELECTIVE COURSE

SEMESTER 5
THIRD LANGUAGE III
SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES IN COMMUNICATION RESEARCH
MASS MEDIA AND SOCIETY
POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
ONLINE JOURNALISM
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
MAGAZINE PRODUCTION
ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS REPORTING

SEMESTER 6
ACADEMIC WRITING
PRACTICAL TRAINING

Career Opportunities

The journalism field promises an excellent career for graduates who are interested in becoming a professional journalist or reporter, sub-editor, news desk editor or news producer as well as media executive or an all-rounder communication personnel. Our graduates have been employed in various news and media organizations such as The New Straits Times, Utusan Malaysia, Berita Harian, The Star, Bernama, Radio and Television Malaysia, TV3, NTV7, TV8 and TV9.

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