Department of Mass Communication



DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION

Academic Staff

Chairperson                         Prof. Mayssah Ahmed El-Nayal

Assistant Professor             Dr. Jamal Megahed, Dr. Iman Olaywan        

Part-time Lecturers            Dr. Osama Kabbara, Dr. Hilal Natout, Ms. Hind Ajouz, Ms. Iman Shams, Ms. Douniz Atallah, Mr. Nabil Ismail, Mr. Hani Baayoun, Mr. Hassan El-Zein, Mr. Haitham Shams, Mr. Alaa Awad, Ms. Ghada Abou Adal, Ms. Douniz Rahmi, Mr. Ibrahim Shehab

Mission

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.


Objectives

  • 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.

 Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Degree Requirements

To obtain a Bachelor Degree in Mass Communications, 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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Program Overview

I. University Requirements

II. Program Requirements