TU BA 4 th year – Journalism and Mass Communication (4 Years) Syllabus

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TU BA 4 th year – Journalism and Mass Communication (4 Years) Syllabus

Journalism and Mass Communication

Bachelor-level curricula of journalism and mass communication at Tribhuvan University have undergone significant changes over the years. It has been modified to address the changing global, as well as domestic media landscape from the beginning to a two-year program in the 1980s. In 1990 the course was upgraded to a three-year annual program. Furthermore, since 2001 higher level of education in journalism and mass communication has been extensively extended.

Tribhuvan University, in order to strengthen overall journalism and mass communication education in the country, has launched a four-year bachelor's degree course from the year 2019. The objective of the four-year journalism and mass communication education is to address the changing media landscape around the world. The students after completing this course will be able to comprehend and address specific knowledge, and skills of journalism and mass communication. In the broader spectrum, this course also aims to advance knowledge and skills at different levels of human communication.

Course Features

This course carries fundamental values of journalism and mass communication theories and practices and intends to acquaint students with ever-changing communication phenomena.

Course Objectives

The course aims to enable students to enhance their knowledge and practical skills of journalistic writing, broadcast journalism, online journalism, and photojournalism in the context of growing new media practices. The following are the specific objectives:

  • To equip students with the knowledge of fundamental concepts, and practices of various types of mass media and emerging trends of journalism;
  • To enable students to apply journalistic principles, and have an insight into media issues arising out of the practical field of journalism;
  • To support students gain an understanding of the development of media institutions from their historical, legal, and ethical perspectives;
  • To familiarize students with the nature and scope of media organization and management issues with special reference to social forces surrounding them;
  • To help the students identify major trends in the national and global media landscape with reference to traditional, as well as social media and online journalism. Optional subjects have been introduced in the course with specific objectives as follows

Broadcast Journalism (JMC 426) aims at imparting knowledge and experience based on both- principles and practices of radio or television journalism, program production, and, their application through internship and practical works on radio or television.

New Media and Online Journalism (JMC 426) aim at imparting knowledge and experience based on both principles and practices of new media including online journalism, social media, and their application through internship and practical works on online media.

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