801102 Introduction to Journalism
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
This course aims to introduce students to the history, theories and governing legislation of journalism as well as responsibilities of journalists and forms of funding newspaper enterprises and agencies.
 801110    Principles of Journalistic Writing
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
In this course, students will acquire knowledge on basics, principles and rules of printed or online journalistic writing in terms of significance, scoop and application of professional and ethical standards.
 801218 Journalistic and News Coverage
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 801110
This course aims at providing students with the methods of successful journalistic coverage and covering events from their locations informatively, objectively and effectively.
 801202  Journalistic Interview
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 801102
This course aims to introduce students to strategies and principles of journalistic interviews and rules followed in editing press interviews. It, moreover, outlines fundamental differences between interviews, press statements and mistakes made by journalists in conducting press interviews.
 801206  Photojournalism
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 801110
This course introduces students to photojournalism and clarifies differences between photojournalism and photography. It also illustrates the significance of journalistic photo as well as its role in shaping public opinion and covers the most important news values.  It, moreover, introduces students to the parts of imaging devices and how to use them.
 801306  Photo News Reports
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 801206
This course helps students to acquire a set of photo reports-related skills, most important of which are: steps of taking and employing photos by lecture and presentation of models and practical experiences in order to put theory into practice.  
 801310      Journalistic Editing
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 801218
This course introduces students to the kinds and rules of journalistic editing in addition to editor's duties through lectures, group discussions, reviewing samples of journalistic writings and putting theory into practice.  
 801302 Journalistic Typography and Production of Publications
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 801110
This course aims at introducing the students to journalistic production, its functions, principles and methods as well as phases of producing newspapers and magazines. Additionally, it addresses the duties of editorial secretary in addition to typography and design components and fundamentals of producing photographs, first page and other pages of daily newspapers, art of magazines' production and introducing students to softwares of pages design.
 801208   Digital Journalism
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
This course aims at introducing students to the concept, establishment, development, kinds and features of the digital journalism, comparing between digital journalism and printed journalism, method of editing online-published news reports and main challenges encountered by online news  editors. It also helps student to gain knowledge on the basics of designing digital newspapers’ websites.  
 801318  Field Applications in Journalistic Coverage
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 801218
In this course, students utilize skills developed in "Journalistic and News Coverage” course by covering a number of local activities, formulating and editing news reports in this regard. 
 801410 Applications in Journalistic Editing
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 801310
In this course, students will be tasked to edit and proofread a set of journalistic materials for publication based on rules and skills acquired in "Journalistic Editing” course. 
 801320      Journalistic Investigation
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 801110
This course aims to introduce journalistic investigation to students, including its language, features, information resources, stages of research, information gathering and documentation. It also presents samples of journalistic investigation, main differences between journalistic investigation and newspapers articles, news reports. It also includes reviewing samples of journalistic investigations published in local, Arabic and global newspapers.    
 801324 Writing for Magazines
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 801101
This course aims to present the definition and characteristics of magazine, writing requirements for magazines and students-training on for general and specialized magazines.  
 801328    Websites Design
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 801302
This course allows students, who passed "Journalistic Typography” successfully, to develop their journalistic and technical skills by producing different publications, including press releases, leaflets, newspapers, magazines and websites. The student will utilize various computer programs, design programs and printing programs.
 801332 Journalistic Essays
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 801310
This course outlines the definition, kinds and functions of journalistic essays and sheds light on opening article, columns, press comment, analytical essay, critical essay, diary essay in terms of its characteristics, formulation methods and practical exercises in writing press articles.
 801336  Journalistic Project
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 801310
In this course, students plan to develop press publications, form editorial councils for them, distribute tasks and eventually produce those publications.  
 801420   Applications in Investigative Journalism
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 801320
In this course, students will be tasked with preparing journalistic investigations on significant topics according to basic rules of formulating journalistic investigation with a view to improving their skills of preparing, writing and editing journalistic investigations.
801408      Journalistic Campaigns
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 801218
This course aims to illustrate the nature of press campaigns carried out in newspapers and magazines, factors affecting them, employing and editing press materials and scheduling press materials to be published for campaigns through lectures, presentations and practical training.
801412     Specialized Journalistic Writing
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 801310
This course aims to introduce the definition as well as kinds of specialized journalistic writing, such as: writing rules for children, women and young people. This course is taught by adopting the methods of explanation and discussion, analysis and assessment of samples of specialized writing in addition to putting theory into practice.  
801424       Special Topics in Journalism
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 801310
This course addresses a topic specified by department council in terms of the interests of teaching staff and students. This course may take the form of seminar, lecture, symposiums, office research, field research, field works or producing an issue of "University Papers” magazine or any other publications.
 801498   Field Training
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: Passing 80 credit hours at least
This course aims to help students acquire practical experience through actual training in media foundations in order to learn about the work nature in those foundations and obtain first-hand knowledge of journalistic work requirements.  The trainee student must complete a specific number of training hours at any media foundations during the semester and achieves tasks assigned to him/her. 
 801499   Graduation Project
(3:3-0)
Prerequisite: Fourth Year
The student prepares a research paper in his/her area of specialization or achieve a project, such as: producing printed or digital newspaper or magazine.
 
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