801102
Introduction to Journalism                          
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: None
The course is designed to introduce students to the print media in the Arab World and internationally in terms of their development, kinds, forms of ownership and economics, as well as the risks and challenges faced by international reporters and the challenges posed by the electronic media.
801106
History of Arab Journalism
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: None
The course is designed to introduce the students to the historical development of Arabic Print Journalism of all kinds that was published inside or outside the Arab world, paying attention to its pioneers, disusing its different phases of prosperity and the recidivism.
801110
Principles of Journalistic Writing 
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801102 Introduction to Journalism          
The course is designed to introduce the students to the skills and ethics of news reporting for both print and digital media, its history, kinds, and sources and the various styles of news reporting in addition to practical exercises in information gathering and news writing and editing. 
801115 
Media Ethics and Legislations
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801102 Introduction to Journalism          
The course is designed to introduce the students to the legal environment law of communication in Jordan, with emphasis on the ethics of the communication professions, checking the issues of privacy, freedom of expression, copyright, libel and defamation, in light of the rapid and extensive developments in the world of communication. The course also aims to discuss the role of the Jordanian Press Association (J.P.A) in monitoring Media.
801118           
        News Reporting
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801110   Principles of Journalistic Writing 
This course is meant to provide the students successful press coverage methods and how to be a journalist able to transfer information from the events in locations in a way that enriches the knowledge of the receiving public about the event in an objective and expressive manner.
801202
Interviewing for Journalism
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801118 News Reporting
The course intends to acquaint the students with the right rules and principles of various kinds of the journalistic interview, and the different approaches of conducting and editing interviews. The course also reveals some examples of the mistakes that journalists could make during their interviewing.
801206
Photojournalism
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801118 News Reporting
The course aims to teach the students the basic principles of photography with special emphasis on photojournalism and the differences between photojournalism and photography. The course includes training on the production of photo essays. The course also pays a lot of attention to the effect of press photo on public opinion. It also teaches the students how to use the camera.
801210
Journalistic Editing
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801118 News Reporting
This course aims to improve the editing abilities of the students through discussing the role of the editor and the rules that he follows. It also seeks to accomplish that by discussing different examples of essays and articles.
801302  
Publications Layout
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801110 Principles of Journalistic Writing 
This course introduces the students to the artistic and scientific principles of producing newspapers and magazines, with emphasis on the responsibilities of their Art departments, the different kinds of “Titles”, the importance of the magazine’s cover and the first page and inside pages of the newspaper. The students also learn in this course how to use the computer designing programs like (In Design CS4) in designing their pages.
801306
Digital Journalism
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801110 Principles of Journalistic Writing 
The course aims to introduce students to the history, types, and special characteristics of digital journalism and the basic principles of producing Media Websites, interactive programs, other multimedia projects and the principles of writing for the digital Media.
801310
Exercises in News Reporting    
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801118 News Reporting
The course is designed to help the students in testing the skills that they ave developed in "Journalistic News Coverage" course, by covering a number of local activities and writing and editing news reports
801314   
Print Media Advertising    
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801110 Principles of Journalistic Writing 
The course is an examination of the economic and social roles played by advertising and a practical study of the basic principles of designing and producing advertising campaigns for the print media.
801320
Investigative Journalism  
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801118 News Reporting
This course seeks to introduce the students to the press, language and its characteristics and sources of information to investigative journalism, and the stages of research and information gathering, documentation, as well as investigative reporting fundamental differences as compared with press report, the news reports with local examples of investigative journalism in local, Arab and international press.
801324
Writing for Magazines
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801210 Journalistic Editing
This course aims to introduce the students to magazines, skills of writing for magazines, the basic principles of producing magazines and specialized publications with an examination of the present status of contemporary Arab and international magazines and practice the writing for magazines.
801328
Design of Publications and Websites
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801302 Publications Layout
The course allows the student who has passed the above prerequisite successfully to test and improve technical skills through the production of various publications such as newsletters and brochures, newspapers and magazines as well as to identify the foundations of Dgital Web Design. The student will use different techniques and proper computer programs.
801332
Journalistic Articles
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801210 Journalistic Editing
The course aims to teach students the art of writing editorials, columns, critiques and other analytical essays with a study of the characteristics of each and practice writing and critic each type.
801402
Exercises in Investigative Journalism
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801320 Investigative Journalism
Students in this course are asked to write and edit some investigative reports, applying the rules and using the skills that they have learned in investigative journalism.
801498
Internship
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: Finishing 80 credit hours minimum.
This course aims to give students practical experience through training and internships in media institutions in order to identify the nature and functions of work in media (Journalism). Students must spend a secific number of hours of training in a media institution during the semester.
801499
Graduation Project
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: Senior Students
This course is designed to help students prepare a draft of a graduation project as a conclusion to their degree. The project could focus on any subject in the field of Communication.
801104
History of Writing and Publishing
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: None
This course covers the history of writing and the development of tools and methods across time and civilizations that arose in the shade, also includes the history of printing and the factors that influenced the development in the Arab world and internationally.
801204
Issues in Jordanian Journalism
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: None
The course discusses some important issues such as development, organization, ownership and laws regulating mass media in Jordan, stating the principles of information policy in Jordan and the challenges facing official and non-official national mass media. It also discusses the effects of such issues on Jordanian press organizations performance.
801212
Issues in Arab and International Journalism
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: None
This course covers the most prominent contemporary issues facing the international press such as the digital press and the decline in print media growth indicators and issues of press monopolies and professional and ethical standards.
801312
Exercises in Journalistic Editing
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801210 Journalistic Editing
Students are assigned in this course to write and edit many articles to practise the rules and skills that they gained in “Journalistic Editing" course.
 801316
Photo Essays
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801206 Photojournalism
This course aims to provide a range of skills in photojournalist reporting steps and how to capture the image, employ it, edit it, and direct it properly through lectures and presentation of models and discussing practical situations which link theories to practical cases.
801336
Journalistic Production   
(0-3:3) 
Prerequisite: 801310 Exercises in News Reporting    
The students in this course will plan and produce a printed press. They will form an editorial board and distribute tasks among themselves and deliver them at the end of the semester an actual product.
801404
Writing for Digital Journalism
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801306 Digital Journalism
This course covers types and specialties of Digital Journalism in all types related forms which will be carried out by students.
801406
Journalistic Exercises in English
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801109 Media skills in English
The course is designed to enhance reporting and editing skills in English, through the study of basic principles of writing in English.
801408
Journalistic Campaigns 
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801310 Exercises in News Reporting    
This course aims to make students able to understand the nature of the press campaigns in the newspaper and the magazine and the factors affecting them and the right employment, editing and scheduling journalistic Arts as part of the campaign. This will be achieved through theoretical lectures and presentations and practical training.
801410
Specialized Journalistic Writing
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801320 Investigative Journalism
The course aims to introduce students to the concept of specialized journalistic writing such as writing for children or women or youngsters and the involved theoretical bases. This is taught through explanation and discussion of the models of specialized writing and analyzing, evaluating and conducting practical applications.
801412
Creative Journalistic Writing
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801332 Journalistic Articles
This course aims to develop students' skills in the field of creative press with a discussion of models of these writings. The students themselves will try to produce such writings.
801424
Special Topics in Journalism
(0-3:3)
Prerequisite: 801310 Exercises in News Reporting    
This course deals with a topic determined by the Board of the Department in accordance with ideas from the teaching staff and students. It can take the form of a panel discussion or lectures or seminars or field research or contribution in producing academic papers, magazine or any other publication.
 
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