Graduate Programs


Professionalizing Libyan media by training media professionals

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

The Masters in Journalism and Communication combines study of academic literature on the societal role and effects of mass communication in general and journalism in particular with courses designed to improve students’ practice of the journalism craft. The Journalism specialization at the master’s level is designed for students interested in all areas of non-broadcast journalism (i.e. newspapers, magazines and online publishing). Those who have an educational and /or professional background in journalism can enhance their understanding of the role of journalism in society, as well as improving reporting and writing skills.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to: 

  • Report in depth, using a wide variety of sources to provide context, accuracy, and balance.
  • Produce stories that are clear and concise and engage the audience’s attention.
  • Embrace convergent media by shooting video, making photographs, and writing for and posting to the Web.  
  • Understand the roles and duties of journalism in society, and recognition of the legal and moral implications of their work.

Curriculum

A minimum of 31 semester hours is required for a Masters in Journalism and Communications. Students write and successfully orally defend a thesis or complete and successfully orally defend a project.

Core Courses

  • Mass Communication Theory
  • Research Methods in Mass Communication
  • Mass Communication and Society
  • Issues and the Press
  • New Media and a Democratic Society
  • International Communication

Elective Courses

  • Legal Problems of Mass Communication
  • Content Analysis Methods
  • Survey of Political Communication
  • Qualitative Research
  • Race, Class, Gender and Media
  • Science and Health Communication
  • Survey of Electronic Publishing
  • History of Journalism
  • Content Analysis
  • Research Methods in Mass Communication
  • Mass Communication and Society
  • Issues and the Press
  • Seminar in Journalism as Literature
  • Advanced Law of Mass Communication
  • International Communication
  • New Media and a Democratic Society
  • Legal Problems of Mass Communication

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