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School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Journalism Department

Bachelor

The Department of Journalism offers both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees.

Bachelor of Art (BA) in Journalism (Undergraduate Program)

For graduating of Journalism it requires to gather 132 credits with successful grades (not less 60 points).

Our four-year undergraduate program consists of three options: major in journalism; specialization in journalism; multiplatform specialization in journalism.

The goal of these programs is to provide students with a professional formation concentrated along two axes. The emphasis in the production workshops – radio and television broadcasting, print and on-line media is on practical skills, with newsroom standards applied to all assignments and activities. As much as possible, students work in "live" news situations, covering the same kinds of news events as professional working journalists. Complementing these workshops are the seminars and lecture-based courses which concentrate on the theoretical and analytical dimensions of journalism education, with a particular focus on the social, economic, political and ideological contexts in which journalism is practiced. This blend of theory and practice enables our students to set the foundation for a career in news production, develop skills of critical reflection and grow to understand the complexities and increasing diversity of the society their journalism is intended to serve.

Students' course work is complemented by internship opportunities which allow students to gain valuable newsroom experience.

Writing a Course paper is a constant requirement for all the academic years. The students must be engaged in practice in information agencies, newspapers, journals, television and radio companies.

I  YEAR     I  SEMESTER

 

Name of Subject

Credits

1.

Reading –1

3

2.

Writing – 1

3

3.

Azerbaijani Language – 1

3

4.

History of Azerbaijan

3

5.

Culture of Azerbaijan

3

6.

Introduction to Journalism                            

3

 

TOTAL

18

 

     I  YEAR    II  SEMESTER

 

Name of Subject

Credits

1.

Reading – 2

3

2.

Writing – 2

3

3.

Azerbaijani Language – 2

3

4.

Literature of Azerbaijan – 1

3

5.

Introduction to Computer Sciences (Math-Natural-1)

3

6.

History of Journalism                                     

3

 

TOTAL

18

  

II  YEAR      III SEMESTER

 

Name of Subject

Credits

1.

ESP

3

2.

Literature of Azerbaijan – 2 

3

3.

Mass Communication Ethics                         

3

4.

Editing: Theory and Practice

3

5.

(Major/Elective-1)

3

6.

 (Math-Natural-2) 

3

 

TOTAL

18

 

II  YEAR       IV  SEMESTER

 

Name of Subject

Credits

1.

News Writing                                                  

3

2.

Newspaper and Magazine Design                

3

3.

Mass Communication Law                           

3

4.

Basics of Radio and TV                                 

3

5.

(Major/Elective-2)

3

6.

 (Social Sciences–1)

3

 

TOTAL

18

 

III  YEAR      V  SEMESTER

 

Name of Subject

Credits

1.

Reporting    

3

2.

Genres of Journalism                                    

3

3.

History of Azerbaijani Press                        

3

4.

(Major/Elective-3)                                   

3

5.

(Math-Natural-3) 

3

 

TOTAL

15

 

III  YEAR      VI  SEMESTER

 

Name of Subject

Credits

1.

Online Media                                             

3

2.

Media, Marketing and Advertising             

3

3.

PR (Public Relations and Mass Media)        

3

4.

(Major/Elective-4)

3

5.

 (Social Sciences–2) 

3

 

TOTAL

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV YEAR        VII SEMESTER

 

Name of Subject

Credits

1.

Theory and Analyses of News                       

3

2.

TV and Radio Speech Culture                      

3

3.

(Open Elective – 1)                                                    

3

4.

(Major/Elective–5)

3

 5.

(Humanities – 1)

3

 

TOTAL

15

 

IV  YEAR     VIII  SEMESTER

 

Name of Subject

Credits

1.

New Media                                                            

3

2.

International Media and Information Systems

3

3.

Children’s Rights and Journalism                   

3

4.

(Open Elective – 2) 

3

5.

(Humanities – 2)

3

 

TOTAL

15

 

 

                   

 

 

 

  Major/Elective Courses:

  1. 1.       Newspapers, Magazines and Periodicals            
  2. 2.       Media and Society
  3. 3.       Modern Media Technologies and Appling
  4. 4.       Computer Assisted Journalism
  5. 5.       Social Psychology and Media   
  6. 6.       Social Politics and Media  
  7. 7.       International Journalism   
  8. 8.       Mass Media       
  9. 9.       Publishing and Printing
  10. 10.    Radio Programming
  11. 11.    TV Programming
  12. 12.    Press and Broadcasting Management 

 

 

Credit

Note

Major Requirements and Elective courses

78

 

UR+GER

27+21

 

Open elective courses

6

 

TOTAL

132

 

 

Master

International Journalism

Master of Art (MA) in Journalism

This two-year program is intended for students and mid-career journalists who seek a thorough introduction to the theory, the literature and the research methodologies pertaining to the critical-analytical study of journalism as an institution and a practice.  It is not intended for students seeking training to become a journalist.

Students in this program will undertake course work in journalism history, political economy and research methods, with a number of elective choices (e.g., journalism ethics, mediating diversity, international journalism, textual approaches to journalism).  Students' program of study will culminate in a thesis based on original research under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.

 

Credit

Major Requirements

30

Thesis

6

TOTAL

36

 

I YEAR     I  SEMESTER

 

Code

Name of Subject

Credits

1.

MAJOUR  20

Media and Democracy

3

2.

MAJOUR  25

Investigative   Journalism

3

3.

MAJOUR  10

The Stages of Historical Development of the Media

3

4.

MAJOUR  15

Public Broadcasting

3

 

 

TOTAL

12

 

I YEAR     II SEMESTER

 

Code

Name of Subject

Credits

1.

MAJOUR 45

International Media and Problems

3

2.

MAJOUR 55

Legal Assessment of the Media

3

3.

MAJOUR 35

Media Criticism

3

 

 

TOTAL

9

 

II  YEAR      I SEMESTER

 

Code

Name of Subject

Credits

1.

MAJOUR  30

Public Relations and Media Studies

3

2.

MAJOUR  50

News Analysis

3

3.

MAJOUR  40

World Cinema and Media

3

 

 

TOTAL

9

 

II  YEAR      II SEMESTER

 

Code

Name of Subject

Credits

1.

 

Thesis

6