BA MEDIA AND MASSCOMMUNICATION
BA in Journalism and Mass Communication enable students to appreciate and discuss the importance of studying journalism and mass communication in relation to mass media. They will be able to apply mass communication principles and have insight into communication issues through application in the practical fields. Students gain insight into the history, laws and ethical issues of media functioning, including management and organization understanding of news operation and editing and identify major trends in national and global media, raise issues with information flow system and define systems that govern the role and operation of journalism activity.
Functional Paper, Media, Journalism and Mass Communication deals with basic concepts, theory, principles and practices of journalism and mass communication, historical development of mass media and media issues in the society.
Career in journalism and mass communication is a prestigious profession as well as a highly paid one. Journalist plays a major role in the development of a nation. It is through them that we get information about daily happenings in the society. The purpose of journalism itself is to inform and interpret, educate and enlighten the people. The opportunities for journalists are endless and at the same time the job has become more challenging, as the new world is proving the adage that "the pen (and the camera) is mightier than the sword." Simple reporting of events is no more sufficient, more specialization and professionalism in reporting is required. They can find employment with newspapers, periodicals and magazines, government information service, press information bureau, websites, Radio channels and TV channels.
Students are required to have completed their Intermediate or equivalent qualifications in any discipline with Journalism (100 marks). Students who opt for major English and Journalism should have studied these subjects at their intermediate level.