Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Journalism

  •   Bachelor Degree Program
  •  4 Years (8 Semesters)
  •   123 Credit Hours
  •   Fall, Spring and Summer

Our perception of the world around us is now being shaped, not only by traditional news media, but also by the social media outlets, which are playing an increasing role in the way we are informed. The Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Journalism program is designed to develop your understanding of the changing roles and players in the field of news media, and to help you build the necessary skills to have an influential voice in our technology driven society.

Benefits

As a graduate of CUD’s Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Journalism, you will have the skills and knowledge to publish, edit, produce and research journalism content within local and international markets. The industry-focused curriculum will prepare you for positions in news reporting and editing, print media layout and design, online news collection and dissemination, as well as social media.

Career Opportunities

With a degree in Journalism, you will have the opportunity to work in the dynamic world of modern media, including:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines and other forms of Publishing
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Electronic Media
  • Online Journalism

Program Structure

Program Requirements

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Elective
Credit Hours
Free
Credit Hours
Total
Credit Hours
University Requirement (UR) 24 9   33
Faculty Requirements (Core) (CR.H) 45 -   45
Concentration (Major) (MJ) 24 9   33
Free Elective (FE)   - 12 12
Total 93 18 12 123

Core Requirements

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
MCM 100 Introduction to Mass Communications   3
MCM 110 Communication Theories MCM 100 3
MCM 120 Communication Research Methods MCM 110 3
MCM 130 Media Ethics and Laws MCM 100 3
MCM 200 Introduction to Political Sciences MCM 100 3
MGT 202 Principles of Management   3
MCM 210 Media Sociology MCM 110 3
MCM 220 Media Impact MCM 110 3
MCM 230 Principles of Economics   3
MCM 310 Internet & Social Networks   3
MCM 320 Computerized Media Archiving   3
MCM 330 Literary & Artistic Criticism MCM 100 3
MCM 410 Political Geography MCM 200 3
MCM 420 Modern World History MCM 410 3
MCM 430 Media Internship 81 credits 3

Concentration Requirements

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
JRN 205 Journalistic Translation (1)   3
JRN 210 Layout & Graphic Design   3
JRN 305 News Writing & Editing MCM 100 3
JRN 315 News Editing (1) JRN 305 3
JRN 215 Online Journalism MCM 310 3
JRN 410 Digital Storytelling JRN 305 3
JRN 420 Website Design JRN 215 3
JRN 430 Graduation Project in Journalism Graduating Semester 3

Electives

Students select three courses (9 Cr.H) from the following list)
Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
JRN 207 News Editing (2) JRN 315 3
JRN 217 Journalistic Translation (2) JRN 205 3
JRN 317 Digital Photography MCM 100 3
JRN 318 Media Convergence JRN 215 3
JRN 435 The Press in the UAE MCM 100 3