Journalism

Journalism

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Journalism

About the Department 

The journalism department at CIU aims to prepare students for a career in the modern news media and to help them reach their potential as journalists. Our courses give students a solid background in the history and theory of the journalism, while also developing their skills in writing. In addition, students study news photography and page design, giving them a broad range of skills they can use in the modern newsroom. To help students prepare for world outside the university, the journalism department also runs the CIU News Agency. Students are encouraged to gain experience at the agency and to produce news reports and photographs for distribution to national news outlets. Students working at the CIU News Agency also manage a news website (ajans.ciu.edu.tr) in Turkish and English.

 

Educational Opportunities

During the academic year, visits are organized to national newspapers and agencies in North Cyprus and media professionals who are experts in their field are invited to contribute to classes. Writers, managing editors, news editors, page designers, photographers and photo editors also attend panels, seminars, and conferences and workshops for the benefit of students. The most extensive extracurricular activity undertaken in the department is the news agency, and the associated and news website and newspapers. News stories are monitored on a daily basis, prepared, arranged and edited for national media organisations, and published by students on the department’s news website.

 

Career Areas 

Graduating students are able to find employment at print media and broadcast organizations, to work in public relations at state or private organizations, or to continue their academic careers at universities. Due to their fluency in both spoken and written English, they are also able to work for international agencies and companies. Great journalists are experts with language: they can write simply and fluently and are able to report and to edit. They can become reporters in the fields of news, sport, economics, politics, nature, motoring, technology and health, as well as photo editors, visual directors, executive editors, news managers, news coordinators and broadcasting coordinators – opportunities abound for dedicated and enthusiastic graduates.

 

 

Curriculum

Course Code Course Name Credit Theoric Lab / Tutorial
First Semester
TURK100 INTRODUCTION TO TURKISH Non-Credit 2 -
ENG101 Reading and Writing Skills 1 3 2 2
COMM101 INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION 3 3 -
ECON101 Microeconomics 3 3 -
MATH107 BASIC MATHEMATICS 3 3 -
SOCY101 SOCIOLOGY 3 3 -
COMM133 Media Literacy 3 3 -
TREG100 TURKISH LANGUAGE Non-Credit 2 -
Second Semester
ENG102 Reading and Writing Skills II 3 2 2
ITEC110 Introduction to Computers 3 2 2
JOUR102 INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM 3 3 -
RDTV102 INTRODUCTION TO RADIO 4 3 2
PSYC110 Psychology 3 3 -
HIST100 HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION Non-Credit 2 -
TARH100 MODERN TÜRKİYE TARİHİ Non-Credit 2 -
COMM144 INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL STUDIES 3 3 -
Third Semester
COMM261 HISTORY OF COMMUNICATION 3 3 -
ADPR201 INTRODUCTION TO ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS 3 3 -
ENGL241 ADVANCED READING AND WRITING SKILLS I 3 2 2
STAT203 STATISTICS 3 3 -
RDTV201 INTRODUCTION TO TELEVISION 4 3 2
COMM253 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION 3 3 -
Fourth Semester
COMM212 THEORIES OF MASS COMMUNICATION 3 3 -
COMM222 WRITING FOR MASS COMMUNICATION 3 3 -
COMM242 MEDIA LAW AND ETHICS 3 3 -
ENGL242 ADVANCED READING AND WRITING SKILLS II 3 2 2
BUSN250 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT 3 3 -
JRNXX6 FACULTY ELECTIVE 3 3 -
Fifth Semester
JOUR321 BASIC NEWS WRITING 3 3 -
COMM331 BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY 3 2 2
JOUR200 SUMMER TRAINING-I Non-Credit 0 -
JOUR371 FEATURE AND EDITORIAL WRITING 3 3 -
JRNXX3 FREE ELECTIVE 3 3 -
COMM383 PROPAGANDA 3 3 -
Sixth Semester
JOUR312 FUNDAMENTALS OF LITERATURE 3 3 -
JOUR322 TECHNIQUES OF NEWS ANALYSIS 3 3 -
COMM332 ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY 3 2 2
JOUR342 PHOTOJOURNALISM 3 3 -
JRNXX7 FREE ELECTIVE 3 3 -
COMM354 SOCIAL MEDIA IN COMMUNICATION 3 3 -
Seventh Semester
JOUR421 NEWS WRITING AND REPORTING FOR PRINT MEDIA 3 3 -
JRNXX1 FACULTY ELECTIVE 3 3 -
JOUR300 SUMMER TRAINING-II Non-Credit 0 -
JOUR431 PAGE DESIGN-I 3 2 2
COMM457 POLITICAL ECONOMY AND MEDIA 3 3 -
FEAS270 RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES 3 3 -
Eighth Semester
JOUR422 MAGAZINE WRITING AND REPORTING 3 3 -
JOUR450 JOURNALISM CASE STUDIES 3 3 -
JOUR432 PAGE DESIGN 2 3 3 -
JRNXX5 FREE ELECTIVE 3 3 -
JRNXX2 FACULTY ELECTIVE 3 3 -
JOUR456 ONLINE JOURNALISM 3 3 -
Elective Courses
JOUR433 GLOBAL JOURNALISM 3 3 -
JOUR381 POLITICAL JOURNALISM 3 3 -
JOUR462 INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING 3 3 -
JOUR454 JOURNALISM GENRES 3 3 -
GER101 GERMAN I 3 3 -
RDTV302 DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION 3 3 -
JOUR455 INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES 3 3 -
IT101 ITALIAN I 3 3 -
RDTV461 HISTORY OF CINEMA 3 3 -
RUS101 RUSSIAN I 3 3 -
Years
4
Teaching Language
English
Annual Tuition Fee
6200 €
After discount
3100 €
Degree
Bachelor
Field of Study
MEDIA & COMMUNICATION

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