• Degree: Bachelor
  • Campus: Beirut
  • Faculty: Human Sciences
  • Department: Mass Communication

Program Description

 


Chairperson Prof. Mayssah Ahmed El-Nayal
Full Time Assistant Professor Dr. Gamal Mejahed, Dr. Iman Olaywan
Part-time Assistant Professor Ms. Carmen Rez, Mr. Hani Baayoun, Ms. Donez Rahmi, Ms. Donez Atallah, Ms. Ghada Abou Adal

The mission of the Department of Mass Communication is to promote and maintain the highest level of education through the improvement of teaching and learning methods, research, quality and training to enhance students’ skills and abilities to provide the communication services offered in the field of mass communication. Our mission is based upon the aim to develop and enhance the rational, critical and analytical thinking of our students, stimulating their intellectual curiosity, whetting their imagination and creativity, promoting their ability to self-expression, and providing them with all the necessary skills for success in all mass communication fields.

  • Encouraging personal growth through research, attending conferences, conducting research projects.
  • Supervising academic theses according to the Department’s research plan and policies based upon the job-market needs.
  • Encouraging interdisciplinary studies and research.
  • Providing students with state-of-the-art workshops, training courses and knowledge.
  • Assigning students to conduct research on a variety of up-to-date research-topics.
  • Encouraging students to think analytically and critically. • Providing students with a warm and active environment.
  • Establishing a motivational environment that encourages students to seek self-development and self-improvement.
  • Encouraging students to participate in recreational and cultural activities.
  • Providing students with the necessary skills to enter into successful careers and life-long learning
  • Developing students’ personality and sense of professionalism in accordance with the code of ethics in media as suggested by the 1947 Hutchinson Commission.
  • Enhance students’ sense of obligation towards society, in particular in terms of the responsible practice of freedom of expression.
  • Provide students with the basic skills that they need to play the “watchdog” role of the media, in particular when they join the job-market in a developing country.
  • To ensure the authenticity of information by resorting to reliable sources.
  • To be free of obligation to any interest other than the public’s right to know.

To obtain a Bachelor Degree in Mass Communication, students must successfully complete a total of 99 Credits + ICDL. The standard duration for the completion of the requirements for a bachelor degree is 6 semesters.

A graduate majoring from the Mass Communication Department can work as an audio engineer, a promotions’ manager, a master control operator, a media planner, a TV director or producer, a camera operator, or a journalist.

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
GNRL201 ETHICS AND PRINCIPLES OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) FM
GNRL202 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) FM
GNRL203 INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) FM
GNRL204 INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) FM
GNRL205 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) FM
GNRL212 MAJOR ISSUES IN THE ARABIC WORLD 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) FM
Second Semester
MCOM222 News Reporting and the Art of News 3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MD
MCOM224 PRACTICAL TRAINING (PRESS AND RADIO) 3 (3Cr.:8Lab) MD
Third Semester
MCOM321 MASS COMMUNICATION THEORY 3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MD
MCOM323 INTERNATIONAL MEDIA 3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MD
MCOM325 PRACTICAL TRAINING (TV AND E-JOURNALISM) 3 (3Cr.:8Lab) MD
Fourth Semester
MCOM322 METHODOLOGY OF MEDIA RESEARCH 3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MD
MCOM324 PUBLIC RELATIONS 3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MD
MCOM326 PRACTICAL TRAINING (RADIO AND TELEVISION) 3 (3Cr.:8Lab) MD
Fifth Semester
MCOM421 MEASURING PUBLIC OPINION 3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MD
MCOM423 PROPAGANDA AND ADVERTISEMENT 3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MD
MCOM425 PRACTICAL TRAINING (TV AND PRESS) 3 (3Cr.:8Lab) MD
Sixth Semester
MCOM422 GRADUATION PROJECT 3 (3Cr.:6Practical) MD
MCOM424 PRACTICAL TRAINING (TV PRODUCTION/PRESS PRODUCTION) 3 (3Cr.:8Lab) MD

Elective Department (ED)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
MCOM226 INFORMATION DOCUMENTATION 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED
MCOM228 MEDIA TEXTS IN ENGLISH 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED
MCOM230 RADIO AND TV SCRIPT 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED
MCOM327 LOCAL MEDIA AND SOCIAL ISSUES 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED
MCOM328 SPECIALIZED AND INVESTIGATIVE PRESS 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED
MCOM329 MEDIA AND ARAB ISSUES 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED
MCOM330 NEWS SOURCES 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED
MCOM331 MEDIA AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED
MCOM332 MEDIA POLICIES 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED
MCOM426 MEDIA AND POLITICAL SYSTEMS 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED
MCOM427 DESIGN AND EXECUTION OF MEDIA RESEARCH 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED
MCOM428 ADMINISTRATION OF MEDIA CORPORATIONS 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED
MCOM429 SOCIOLOGY OF LITERATURE 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED
MCOM430 MEDIA ETHICS 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED
MCOM431 INFORMATION STATISTICS 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED
MCOM432 MEDIA LEGISLATION AND ETHICAL CODES 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED
MCOM433 COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGYAND E-JOURNALISM 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED
MCOM435 DOCUMENTARIES AND DRAMA 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) ED

University Requirements (UR) (CUR)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
MCOM001 MASS COMMUNICATION & SOCIETY 1 (1Cr.:1Lec) CUR