Building creative, distinguished, and competitive media and communication competencies equipped with theoretical, professional and research knowledge, technical skills, ethical and professional values necessary to work in the different areas of the media in line with the global accreditation and quality standards.

Program Learning Outcomes

Deal with means of mass communication based on moral, social and professional grounds, and understand the work ethics and media codes of conduct.

  • Be able to criticize and analyze the contents of mass media.
  • Participate in dialogues and public debates about the role of mass media in society.
  • Master media writing arts in accordance with the characteristics of the means.
  • Participate in planning and conducting media campaigns in the development areas.
  • Apply the concepts and practical skills in the field of journalism and publishing.
  • A master journalist writing in terms of news, journalist investigation and interviews as well as writing for the electronic press.
  • Participate in the production and technical design of newspapers.
  • Be able to formulate the editorial policy of the newspaper and daily work instructions.
Study plan for Bachelor of Journalism

Academic Year

Semester One

Credit hours

Semester Two

Credit hours

Year 1

Principles of mathematics

MTH 201A

3

Study skills

ENG103

3

Communication skills in Arabic

GEN 100

3

English 2

ENG 104

3

Islamic culture

GEN 102

3

Man and environment

GEN 104A

3

Introduction to Information Technology skills

BIT 100

3

Natural Sciences

GEN 106A

3

English 1

ENG 100

3

Arabic language and media

MGN102

3

   

Introduction to communication

MGN 101

3

Total

 

15

Total

 

18

Year 2

Communication skills for the media in English

ENG203

3

Statistics

MTH203A

3

psychology

GEN201A

3

Introduction to advertising

MGN204

3

Introduction to public relations

MGN201

3

Media in the Arab Gulf states

MGN209

3

Introduction to journalism

MGN202

3

Contemporary theories of media

MGN206

3

Introduction to radio and television

MGN203

3

Media Law and ethics

MGN207

3

   

Internship

MGN208

3

Total

 

15

Total

 

18

Year 3

Professional ethics

GEN301A

3

Elective Course 2 (General)

 

3

Media Research Methods

MGN205

3

Elective Course 3 (General)

 

3

Elective Course 1 (General)

 

3

Investigative Journalism

JOR310

3

Practical Training (two semesters)

JOR 308

3

Specialized Journalism

JOR312

3

News release

JOR311

3

Elective Course 1 (major)

 

3

Photojournalism

JOR309

3

  

3

Total

 

18

Total

 

15

Year 4

Sociology

GEN303A

3

Elective Course 6 (General)

 

3

Elective Course 4 (General)

 

3

Journalism translation

JOR408

3

Elective Course 5 (General)

 

3

Design and Layout Journalism

JOR409

3

Graduation project(spanning two semesters)

JOR 407

3

Electronic Journalism

JOR413

3

Elective Course 2 (major)

 

3

Elective Course 3 (major)

 

3

Elective course

 

3

   

Total

 

18

Total

 

15

Total 132 credit hours

General requirements

PrerequisitesCredit HoursAcademic courseCourse code
3English LanguageENG 1001
ENG 1003English LanguageENG 1042
3Study SkillsENG 1033
3Communication Skills in ArabicGEN 1004
3Islamic CultureGEN 1025
3Man and EnvironmentGEN 104A6
3Natural SciencesGEN 106A7
3Introduction to IT skillsBIT 1008
3MathematicsMTH 1009
MTH 1003StatisticsMTH 203A10
3PsychologyGEN 201A11
ENG 1043Communication Skills in EnglishENG 20012
3Professional EthicsGEN 301A13
3SociologyGEN 303A14

Compulsory Courses

PrerequisitesCredit HoursAcademic courseCourse code
3Introduction to the Means of CommunicationMGN 1011
ENG 1003Arabic Language and MediaMGN 1022
3Introduction to Public RelationsMGN 2013
3Introduction to PressMGN 2024
3Introduction to Radio and TelevisionMGN 2035
3Introduction to AdvertisingMGN 2046
MGN2063Media Research MethodologiesMGN 2057
MGN 1013Contemporary Media TheoriesMGN 2068
3Media Legislation and EthicsMGN 2079
3Practical TrainingMGN 20810
MGN2023Media in the Arab Gulf StatesMGN 20911

Elective Courses

PrerequisitesCredit HoursAcademic courseCourse code
3Media and Community IssuesMGN 2101
3International MediaMGN 3012
3Use of Computers and Internet in the MediaMGN 3023
3Introduction to Graphic DesignMGN 3034
3Arab and international CinemaMGN 3045
3Image CultureMGN 3056
3Arabic LiteratureMGN 3067
3Introduction to Fine ArtsMGN 3078
3World LiteratureMGN 4019
3Media and Information TechnologyMGN 40210
3Public Opinion and Political MarketingMGN 40311
3Organization of Conferences, Exhibitions and Special EventsMGN 40412
3MultimediaMGN 40513

Compulsory Courses

PrerequisitesCredit HoursAcademic courseCourse code
MGN2083Practical training – extended to two semestersJOR 3081
3PhotojournalismJOR 3092
JOR 3113Journalist InvestigationJOR 3103
3Journalistic NewsJOR 3114
JOR 3113Specialized PressJOR 3125
JOR 3083Graduation Project – extended to two semestersJOR 4076
3Press TranslationJOR 4087
3Press Design and LayoutJOR 4098
MGN 302 – JOR 3113Electronic PressJOR 4139

Elective Courses

PrerequisitesCredit HoursAcademic courseCourse code
3Press CampaignsJOR 3131
3Writing Opinion MaterialsJOR 3142
3Arab and Foreign PressJOR 3153
3Management of Press InstitutionsJOR 4104
MGN 3023Newspaper and Magazine LayoutJOR 4115
MGN 3023Electronic PublicationJOR 4126

Throughout the bachelor’s programs, you will be able to have access to career guidance by our experienced teaching staff along with the Department of Student Affairs.

You will also be able to acquire a number of new valuable skills that will prepare you to go into business or to pursue your studies in leadership training programs or post-graduate programs.

  • Specialist in Printed Press – Journalist
  • Specialist in Electronic Press
  • Press Unit Officer

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