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.

FUNCTIONAL AREA

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.

OCCUPATIONS

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

CURRICULUM

Prerequisites Credit Hours Academic course Course code
3 English Language ENG 100 1
ENG 100 3 English Language ENG 104 2
3 Study Skills ENG 103 3
3 Communication Skills in Arabic GEN 100 4
3 Islamic Culture GEN 102 5
3 Man and Environment GEN 104A 6
3 Natural Sciences GEN 106A 7
3 Introduction to IT skills BIT 100 8
3 Mathematics MTH 100 9
MTH 100 3 Statistics MTH 203A 10
3 Psychology GEN 201A 11
ENG 104 3 Communication Skills in English ENG 200 12
3 Professional Ethics GEN 301A 13
3 Sociology GEN 303A 14

Compulsory Courses

Prerequisites Credit Hours Academic course Course code
3 Introduction to the Means of Communication MGN 101 1
ENG 100 3 Arabic Language and Media MGN 102 2
3 Introduction to Public Relations MGN 201 3
3 Introduction to Press MGN 202 4
3 Introduction to Radio and Television MGN 203 5
3 Introduction to Advertising MGN 204 6
MGN206 3 Media Research Methodologies MGN 205 7
MGN 101 3 Contemporary Media Theories MGN 206 8
3 Media Legislation and Ethics MGN 207 9
3 Practical Training MGN 208 10
MGN202 3 Media in the Arab Gulf States MGN 209 11

Elective Courses

Prerequisites Credit Hours Academic course Course code
3 Media and Community Issues MGN 210 1
3 International Media MGN 301 2
3 Use of Computers and Internet in the Media MGN 302 3
3 Introduction to Graphic Design MGN 303 4
3 Arab and international Cinema MGN 304 5
3 Image Culture MGN 305 6
3 Arabic Literature MGN 306 7
3 Introduction to Fine Arts MGN 307 8
3 World Literature MGN 401 9
3 Media and Information Technology MGN 402 10
3 Public Opinion and Political Marketing MGN 403 11
3 Organization of Conferences, Exhibitions and Special Events MGN 404 12
3 Multimedia MGN 405 13

Compulsory Courses

Prerequisites Credit Hours Academic course Course code
MGN208 3 Practical training – extended to two semesters JOR 308 1
3 Photojournalism JOR 309 2
JOR 311 3 Journalist Investigation JOR 310 3
3 Journalistic News JOR 311 4
JOR 311 3 Specialized Press JOR 312 5
JOR 308 3 Graduation Project – extended to two semesters JOR 407 6
3 Press Translation JOR 408 7
3 Press Design and Layout JOR 409 8
MGN 302 – JOR 311 3 Electronic Press JOR 413 9

Elective Courses

Prerequisites Credit Hours Academic course Course code
3 Press Campaigns JOR 313 1
3 Writing Opinion Materials JOR 314 2
3 Arab and Foreign Press JOR 315 3
3 Management of Press Institutions JOR 410 4
MGN 302 3 Newspaper and Magazine Layout JOR 411 5
MGN 302 3 Electronic Publication JOR 412 6
High School type Acceptance Average Subject score @ HS Foundation
General Track Direct 60% No
Advanced Track Direct 60% No
ADEC Track Direct 60% No
Industrial Technical Commercial Direct 65% No
British System GCSE/IGCSE (O-Level, As & A Levels) Direct 5 Subjects O-Level with a grade C or above including math, physics/biology and chemistry, Plus 2 Subjects AS Level with a grade of C or above, in mathematics plus biology/physics/chemistry. No
Indian Board Pakistani Board American H.S. International High School General Direct 60% No
Advanced Direct 60% No
IB Diploma Direct 24 points or above including 6 Subjects with a minimum of 2 at Higher Level including mathematics No