COURSE OFFERED FOR YEAR 2016-2017  
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Journalism and Mass Communication
  
Minimum Graduation Requirement: 124 Credits
Credits
Pre-requisite F16 W17
Year 1 @ @ @ @
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College Requirements (16 Credits) @ @ @
CHI 101-2 Year 1 Chinese I & II (Including Practical Chinese Writing) @ 4 4
ENG 111-2 English Usage I & II @ 3 3
JOUR 161-2 Use of Putonghua in Journalism and Communication @ 1 1
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Departmental Core Requrements (9 Credits) @ @ @
JOUR 100 Introduction to Journalism and Mass Communication @ 3 -
JOUR 130 Digital Photojournalism @ 3 (3)
PRA 130 Principles of Advertising and Marketing @ - 3
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Electives (9 Credits) @ @ @
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JOUR 120 Introduction to Political Science @ 3 -
JOUR 121 International Relations and Global Politics @ - 3
JOUR 160 Current Social Issues in Hong Kong @ 3 (3)
JOUR 170 Visual Communication @ (3) 3
JOUR 180 History of Hong Kong Journalism  @ 3 (3)
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Complementary Electives for Year 1 @ @ @
BUS 120 Principles and Practice of Management **  @ 3 (3)
ECON 100 Introduction to Economics **    @ (3) 3
ENG 140 Introduction to Translation **    @ 3 (3)
ENG  153 Introduction to Cultural Studies ** @ - 3
FREN  191 French I ** @ 3 -
FREN  192 French II ** @ - 3
HIST 100 General Chinese History **    @ 3 (3)
HIST 180 Introduction to the Study of the PRC **  @ (3) 3
PE 103 Physical Eduction **  @ 2 -
PE 104 Physical Education **    @ - 2
PHIL 103 Introductory to Philosophy **  @ 3 -
PHIL 113 Logic **  @ - 3
PSY 100 Introduction Psychology **  @ 3 (3)
SOC 107 Understanding Sociology **  @ 3 (3)
SOC 150 Critical Thinking **  @ (3) 3
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** = A GE (General Education) course is a course intended to broaden the student's knowledge, mind, vision, skills, etc. @ @ @
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Total   @ 17 17
Total Credits @ @ 34
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Year 2 @ @ @ @
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College Requirements (6 Credits) @ @ @
ENG 211-2 English Writing @ 3 3
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Departmental Core Requirements (9 Credits) @ @ @
JOUR 220 Mass Communication Theories @ - 3
JOUR 221 News Reporting & Writing in Chinese I @ 3 -
JOUR 222 News Reporting & Writing in Chinese II @ - 3
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Electives (choose 15 Credits) @ @ @
Departmental Electives @ @ @
JOUR 200 Statistics for Communication (core electives) for JOUR 311, 312 3 -
JOUR 201* Audio-Visual Production (core electives) for JOUR 301, 340, 390, 490 & PRA 430 3 (3)
* = Pre-requisite for specific field of JOUR 403 Professional Internship @
JOUR 230 Technological Change and Human Communication @ (3) 3
JOUR 250 Introduction to Mass Media in China @ 3 (3)
JOUR 260 Computer Graphic Design and Publishing @ (3) 3
JOUR 261 Putonghua for Journalism I @ 1 -
JOUR 262 Putonghua for Journalism II @ - 1
JOUR 280 Hong Kong Politics @ (3) 3
PRA 200 Public Relations and the Media PRA 130 3 (3)
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Complementary Electives for Year 2 @ @ @
ECON 223 The History of Chinese Economy **  @ - 3
ECON 233 The Economy of Hong Kong **  ECON 100 - 3
FIN 243 Money and Banking **  3 (3)
FREN  291 French III FREN 191 & 192 3 -
FREN  292 French IV FREN 291 - 3
HIST 240 History of Hong Kong **    @ 3 (3)
HIST 241 From Colony to SAR: Reunification and Challenges in Contemporary Hong Kong ** @ (3) 3
HIST 252 Globalization and China **  @ 3 (3)
HIST 260 The History of Chinese Economy **    @ 3 -
SOC 208 Hong Kong Society and Culture **  @ 3 (3)
SOC 233 Contemporary Social Issues **  @ (3) 3
SOC  255 Philosophy through Film and Literature **    @ 3 (3)
SOC  257 Arts and Society **    @ - 3
SOC  259 Race and Ethnicity **    @ (3) 3
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Total   @ 15 15
Total Credits @ @ 30
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Year 3 @ @ @ @
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College Requirements (3 Credits) @ @ @
JOUR 303 English News Writing and Reporting @ 3 (3)
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Departmental Core Requirements (9 Credits) @ @ @
JOUR 311 Comunication Research Methods JOUR 200 3 -
JOUR 370 Mass Communication Law @ (3) 3
JOUR 371 Newspaper Practicum @ - 3
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Must choose any 4 courses from the following Group (12 credits) @ @ @
Group  Core electives @ @ @
JOUR 300* News Editing @ 3 (3)
JOUR 323 Mobile Journalism @ 3 (3)
JOUR 341* Digital News and Information Production JOUR 201 (3) 3
PRA 310* Advertising Copywriting PRA 130 3 (3)
PRA 320* Publiuc Relations Disciplines @ 3 (3)
PRA 330* Advertising Strategies and Design PRA 130 (3) 3
PRA 350* Public Relations Writing @ (3) 3
* = Pre-requisite for specific fields of JOUR 403 Professional Internship @
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Electives (6 Credits) @ @ @
Departmental Electives @ @ @
JOUR 301* Intermediate Audio-Visual Production JOUR 201 - 3
JOUR 310* Storytelling @ 3 (3)
JOUR 312 Public Opinion Poll JOUR 311 - 3
JOUR 320 News Translation @ 3 (3)
JOUR 350* Feature Writing JOUR 221-2 (3) 3
JOUR 360 Magazine Writing & Editing @ 3 (3)
JOUR 380* Business and Financial Reporting @ (3) 3
JOUR 381* Advanced Financial News Analysis JOUR 380 (3) 3
JOUR 390 Computer Animation in Journalism & Communication  JOUR 201 3 (3)
JOUR 395* Social Media and Networked Communication @ (3) 3
PRA 340* Event Management @ 3 (3)
* = Pre-requisite for specific fields of JOUR 403 Professional Internship @
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Complementary Electives for Year 3 @ @ @
BUS 303B Business Communication ** @ 3 (3)
BUS 330 China Marketing ** BUS 233 - 3
BUS 409 China Investment ** - 3
ECON 320 International Trade **  ECON 100 3 -
ECON 323 The Economy of Contemporary China **  ECON 100 3 -
ENG 335 Popular Culture **    ENG 211-2 3 -
FIN 324 Financial Institutions in Hong Kong & Global Banking **  ECON 100 - 3
FIN  445 Regulation and Management of Financial Institutions in Hong Kong ** ECON 100 - 3
HIST 370 The Developmental Experience of Modern Western Economic Powers: Study of Selected Cases ** @ 3 -
HIST 371 The Making of Contemporary Middle East ** @ 3 -
HIST 440 Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta: Economic and Social Change since 1978 ** @ 3 (3)
HIST 450 China in the Contemporary World ** @ - 3
HIST 461 History of USA: Key Issues ** @ 3 -
HIST 462 The Making of Modern Japan ** @ 3 -
HIST 470 Sino-US Relations ** @ - 3
SOC 300 Law and Society ** @ - 3
SOC 337 Criminology **  PSY 100 - 3
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Total   @ 15 15
Total Credits @ @ 30
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Year 4 @ @ @ @
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Departmental Requirements (6 Credits) @ @ @
JOUR 403 Professional Internship @ 3 -
JOUR 410 Media Ethics @ (3) 3
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Must choose any 2 courses from the following group (6 credits) @ @ @
Group @ Core electives @ @ @
JOUR 400 Editorial and Commentary Writing @ (3) 3
JOUR 470 In-depth and Investigative Reporting  JOUR 221-2 3 (3)
JOUR 480 China Reporting @ (3) 3
JOUR 490 Documentary and Public Affairs Programmes  JOUR 341 3 -
PRA 420 Integrated Marketing Strategies and Planning  PRA 320,330 3 (3)
PRA 430 Audio-Visual Production in PRA  JOUR 201 (3) 3
PRA 440 Advertising Agency Account Planning PRA 330 3 (3)
PRA 450 Crisis Communication  PRA 320 (3) 3
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Electives (18 credits) @ @ @
Departmental Electives @ @ @
JOUR 420 Press Policy and Law of China @ (3) 3
JOUR 431 Script Writing @ 3 (3)
JOUR 440 Entertainment & Pop Culture @ (3) 3
JOUR 441-2 Dissertation    OR @ 3 3
JOUR 450 Honours Project @ 3 -
JOUR 460 Digitization and Interactive Multimedia @ (3) 3
PRA 460 Media Planning @ 3 (3)
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Complementary Electives for Year 4 @ @ @
BUS 303B Business Communication ** @ 3 (3)
BUS 330 China Marketing ** BUS 233 - 3
BUS 409 China Investment ** - 3
ECON 320 International Trade **  ECON 100 3 -
ECON 323 The Economy of Contemporary China **  ECON 100 3 -
ENG 335 Popular Culture **    ENG 211-2 3 -
FIN 324 Financial Institutions in Hong Kong & Global Banking **  ECON 100 - 3
FIN  445 Regulation and Management of Financial Institutions in Hong Kong ** ECON 100 - 3
HIST 370 The Developmental Experience of Modern Western Economic Powers: Study of Selected Cases ** @ 3 -
HIST 371 The Making of Contemporary Middle East ** @ 3 -
HIST 440 Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta: Economic and Social Change since 1978 ** @ 3 (3)
HIST 450 China in the Contemporary World ** @ - 3
HIST 461 History of USA: Key Issues ** @ 3 -
HIST 462 The Making of Modern Japan ** @ 3 -
HIST 470 Sino-US Relations ** @ - 3
SOC 300 Law and Society ** @ - 3
SOC 337 Criminology **  PSY 100 - 3
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Total   @ 15 15
Total Credits @ @ 30
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