COURSE OFFERED FOR YEAR 2021-2022

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Journalism and Mass Communication

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

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

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

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

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

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

Total Credits                                                                                                                                                    32
Departmental Requirements (6 Credits)
JOUR 403 Professional Internship      
JOUR 410 Media Ethics      
           
Departmental Electives / Free Electives (24 Credits)
Must choose any 8 courses    
JOUR 400 Editorial and Commentary Writing      
JOUR 420 Press Policy and Law of China      
JOUR 431 Script Writing      
JOUR 440 Entertainment & Pop Culture      
JOUR 441-2 Dissertation      
JOUR 450 Honours Project      
JOUR 460 Digitization and Interactive Multimedia      
JOUR 470 In-depth and Investigative Reporting      
JOUR 480 China Reporting      
JOUR 490 Documentary and Public Affairs Programmes      
PRA 420 Integrated Marketing Strategies and Planning      
PRA 430 Audio-Visual Production in PRA      
PRA 440 Advertising Agency Account Planning      
PRA 450 Crisis Communication      
PRA 460 Media Planning      
PRA 470 Financial Public Relations      

Free Electives offered from other contributing departments - TBA

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