COURSE OFFERED FOR YEAR 2019-2020

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Journalism and Mass Communication

Minimum Graduation Requirement: 124 Credits
Year 1
        Credits
      Pre-requisite F20 W21
College Requirements (14 Credits)
CHI 101-2 First Year Chinese I & II (Including Practical Chinese Writing)   4 4
ENG 111-2 English Usage I & II   3 3
           
Electives (9 Credits)
JOUR 100 Introduction to Journalism and Mass Communication   3 -
JOUR 130 Digital Photojournalism   3 (3)
PRA 130 Principles of Advertising and Marketing   - 3
Departmental Electives / Free Electives / GE courses (9 Credits)
(need to complete at least one GE course)
Departmental Electives
JOUR 120 Introduction to Political Science   3 -
JOUR 121 International Relations and Global Politics   - 3
JOUR 160 Current Social Issues in Hong Kong   3 (3)
JOUR 161-2 Use of Putonghua in Journalism and Communication I & II   1 1
JOUR 170 Visual Communication   (3) 3
JOUR 180 History of Hong Kong Journalism   3 (3)
JOUR 190 Media Aesthetics   (3) 3
GE courses and Free Electives offered from other contributing departments- TBA
Total       16 16
Total Credits     32
Year 2
        Credits
      Pre-requisite F20 W21
College Requirements (6 Credits)
ENG 211-2 English Writing   3 3
           
Departmental Core Requirements (17 Credits)
JOUR 220 Mass Communication Theories   - 3
JOUR 221 News Reporting & Writing in Chinese I   3 -
JOUR 222 News Reporting & Writing in Chinese II   - 3
JOUR 263 Professional Putonghua in Journalism and Communication   2 (2)
JOUR 200 Statistics for Communication for JOUR 311, 312 3 -
JOUR 201* Audio-Visual Production for JOUR 301,341,390,490 & PRA 430 (3) 3
Departmental Electives / Free Electives / GE courses (9 Credits)
(need to complete two GE courses) 3 3
Departmental Electives
JOUR 230 Technological Change and Human Communication   3 3
JOUR 250 Introduction to Mass Media in China   3 (3)
JOUR 260 Computer Graphic Design and Publishing   (3) 3
JOUR 280 Hong Kong Politics   (3) 3
PRA 200 Public Relations and the Media   3 (3)

GE courses and Free Electives offered from other contributing departments- TBA

* Pre-requisite for specific field of JOUR 403 Professional Internship

Total       15/17 17/15
Total Credits     32
Year 3
        Credits
      Pre-requisite F20 W21
College Requirements (3 Credits)
JOUR 303 English News Writing and Reporting   3 (3)
           
Departmental Core Requirements (9 Credits)
JOUR 311 Comunication Research Methods JOUR 200 3 -
JOUR 370 Mass Communication Law   (3) 3
JOUR 371 Newspaper Practicum   - 3
Departmental Electives / Free Electives / GE courses (18 Credits)
(need to complete the remaining GE courses)    
Departmental Electives
JOUR 300* News Editing   3 (3)
JOUR 301* Intermediate Audio-Visual Production JOUR 201 - 3
JOUR 310* Storytelling   3 (3)
JOUR 312 Public Opinion Polls JOUR 311 - 3
JOUR 320 News Translation   3 (3)
JOUR 335 Visualization Analysis & Design   (3) 3
JOUR 341* Digital News and Information Production JOUR 201 3 (3)
JOUR 342 Data Journalism and AR-enhanced News   3 (3)
JOUR 350* Feature Writing JOUR 221-2 (3) 3
JOUR 360 Magazine Writing & Editing   3 (3)
JOUR 380* Business and Financial Reporting   (3) 3
JOUR 381* Advanced Financial News Analysis JOUR 380 3 (3)
JOUR 390 Computer Animation in Journalism & Communication JOUR 201  (3) 3
JOUR 395* Social Media and Networked Communication   3 (3)
PRA 310* Advertising Copywriting   (3) 3
PRA 320* Publiuc Relations Disciplines   3 (3)
PRA 330* Advertising Strategies and Design PRA 130  (3) 3
PRA 340* Event Management   3 (3)
PRA 350* Public Relations Writing   (3) 3
           

GE courses and Free Electives offered from other contributing departments- TBA

* Pre-requisite for specific field of JOUR 403 Professional Internship

Total       15 15
Total Credits     30
Year 4
        Credits
      Pre-requisite F20 W21
Departmental Requirements (6 Credits)
JOUR 403 Professional Internship   3 -
JOUR 410 Media Ethics   (3) 3
           
Departmental Electives / Free Electives (24 Credits)
Must choose any 8 courses    
JOUR 400 Editorial and Commentary Writing   (3) 3
JOUR 420 Press Policy and Law of China   3 (3)
JOUR 431 Script Writing   (3) 3
JOUR 440 Entertainment & Pop Culture   3 (3)
JOUR 441-2 Dissertation OR   3 3
JOUR 450 Honours Project   3 -
JOUR 460 Digitization and Interactive Multimedia   (3) 3
JOUR 470 In-depth and Investigative Reporting JOUR 221-2  3 (3)
JOUR 480 China Reporting   (3) 3
JOUR 490 Documentary and Public Affairs Programmes JOUR 201,341  3 (3)
PRA 420 Integrated Marketing Strategies and Planning PRA330  (3) 3
PRA 430 Audio-Visual Production in PRA JOUR 201  3 (3)
PRA 440 Advertising Agency Account Planning PRA330  (3) 3
PRA 450 Crisis Communication   3 (3)
PRA 460 Media Planning   (3) 3
PRA 470 Financial Public Relations PRA320 or JOUR380  3 (3)

Free Electives offered from other contributing departments - TBA

Total       15 15
Total Credits     30
Note: For the descriptions of courses not listed under the Department of Journalism and Communication, please refer to their respective Departments for details.