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Undergraduate Syllabus

Syllabus of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Journalism for Print & Electronic Media

Total Credit Hours Requirement: The program consists of 140 Credits with Internship [without English Fundamentals Course] and 143 Credits with Internship [with English Fundamentals Course].

Total Courses
The program consists of 44 Courses.

Program Structure

The program consists of
1) Core courses (36 Courses)                               114.0 Credit Hours
2) Elective/Minor courses (2 Courses)                 6.0 Credit Hours
3) Orientation (1 course)                                                4.0 Credit Hours
4) English Courses (2 courses)                             6.0 Credit Hours
5) General Education (2 courses)                        6.0 Credit Hours
6) Internship or Research Project                        4.0 Credit Hours

A. Orientation Course

SL. Course Code Course Title Credit Hour
1. ORE 101 Freshmen Orientation* *0.50
2. ORE 102 Continuing Orientation*          *2.00
3. ORE 103 Professional Orientation* *1.50

*Course no. ORE 101, ORE 102 and ORE 103 are combined courses and they will be treated as a single course. The total payment for these three courses will be equal to the payment of a single course.


B. General Education

2 course of 3.00 credit hours each and total credit hours are 6.

SL. Course Code Course Title Credit Hour
1.
CSE101 Fundamentals of Computer Science
3.00
2.
HIS 101 History of Western Thoughts
3.00
3.
BAG 101 Introduction to Bengali Literature
3.00
4.
BAG 102 Bangla for Electronic Media
3.00
5.
HIS 102 History of Eastern Thoughts and Religion
3.00
6.
HIS 103 General History and Western History Highlights
3.00
7.
IR 101 International Relations 

3.00


C. English Courses

3 courses of 3.00 credit hours each and total credit hours are 9

SL. Course Code Course Title Course Hour
1.
ENGL 100 English Fundamentals*
3.00
2.
ENGL 101 Composition
3.00
3.
ENGL 102 Public Speaking
3.00

(*Students who will not be able to score above 50% marks in the English section of Admission Test, must take English Fundamentals)


D. Core Courses

37 courses of total credit hours are118

SL. Couse Code Course Title Credit Hour
1.
JU 101 Origin and Development of Journalism
3.00
2.
JU 102 Concepts of Journalism
3.00
3.
JU 103 Concepts of Communication
3.00
4.
SOC 113 Bangladesh Studies
3.00
5.
JU 201 News Gathering and Writing
3.00
6
JU 202 Editing
3.00
7
JU 203 Interpersonal, Organization and Public Communication        
3.00
8
JU 204 Political and Administrative Development in Bangladesh
3.00
9
JU 205 Laws Relating to Journalism (Mass Media Laws)        
3.00
10
JU 206 Contemporary Bangladesh Affairs  
3.00
11
JU 207 Contemporary World Affairs 
3.00
12
JU 208 Journalistic English
3.00
13
JU 210 Ethics of Journalism
3.00
14
JU 211 Social Process and Institutions        
3.00
15
ECON 319 Economics
3.00
16
JU 301 Comprehensive Reporting
3.00
17
JU 302 Comprehensive Editing
3.00
18
JU 303 Feature Writing
3.00
19
JU 324 Electronic Journalism(Theoretical: 3.00 and Practical: 3.00)

6.00

20
JU 305 Mass Communication
3.00
21
JU 306 Development Communication
3.00
22
JU 307 Mass Media Research
3.00
23
JU 308 Media, Society and Culture
3.00
24
JU 309 Media Management
3.00
25
JU 310 Environmental Reporting       
3.00
26
JU 311 Economic and Financial Reporting
3.00
27
JU 314 Film Theory and Appreciation
3.00
28
JU 402 Newspaper Editing and Display
3.00
29
JU 403 Broadcast Techniques and Technology (NCT)
3.00
30
JU 404 Public Relations
3.00
31
JU 405 Communication Theories       
3.00
32
JU 406 Advertising
3.00
33
JU 410 Web Journalism
3.00
34
JU 411 Editing and Desktop Publishing      
3.00
35
JU 422 Video Communication(Theoretical: 3.00 and Practical: 3.00)

6.00

36
JU 415 Media Advocacy 
3.00
37
JU 416 Internship or Research Project

4.00


E. Electives/ Minor Courses

Minimum 2 courses students will have to choose from the following courses (2 courses of 3.00 credit hours and total credit hours are 6.00)

SL. Course Code Course Title Credit Hour
1.
JU 313 Screen Play and Program Production* (Theoretical: 3.00 and Practical: 3.00)

6.00

2.
JU 315 Principles of Visual and Graphic Communication
3.00
3.
JU 316 Editorial Writing
3.00
4.
JU 407 Sports Reporting
3.00
5.
JU 408 Public Affairs Reporting        
3.00
6.
JU 409 Computer Assisted Reporting
3.00
7.
JU 413 Photojournalism
3.00
8.
JU 414 Magazine Editing & Display
3.00
9.
JU 417 Speech Writing and Public Communication        
3.00
10.
JU 418 Peace Journalism and Conflict Reporting  
3.00
11.
JU 419 Intercultural Communication 
3.00
12.
JU 420 Science Reporting
3.00
13.
JU 421 Art of Presentation for Radio, TV and Stage      
3.00

* JU-313 Screen Play and Program Production is equivalent of Two courses.

 

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