Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Program : Bachelor of Social Science in Media and Journalism (BSS)

Overview

Media and journalism aspire to generate critical scholarship concerning society, politics, economics, commerce, and culture in the globalized world. It recognizes the growing need for theoretically informed and practically oriented graduates/professionals both for legacy media and new media repertoire. Given the demand for skilled graduates and critical thinkers in the media marketplace, the program aims to deliver quality education predicated on a comprehensive curriculum led by a group of expert faculty.

 

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Curriculum

SEMESTER/TERM/YEAR/LEVEL-WISE COURSES

1st Semester Level 1 Term 1

Course Code

Course Name

Credit

MAJ 101

Introduction to Media and Communication

03

MAJ 102

Basic Journalism: Principles and Practices

03

ENG 103

Intermediate Composition

03

PHI 104

Introduction to Ethics

03

HIS 103

Emergence of Bangladesh

03

ANT 101

Introduction to Anthropology

03

MIS 105

Computer Information Systems

03

Total Credits

21

 

 

2nd Semester Level 1 Term 2

Course Code

Course Name

Credit

ENG 105

Advanced Composition

03

MAJ 104

Photojournalism 

03

  MAJ 104L

Photojournalism (Lab)

01

MAJ 106

Bengali for Media and Journalism

03

ECO 101

Introduction to Microeconomics

03

POL101

Introduction to Political Science

03

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

03

  PSY 101L

 

Introduction to Psychology (Lab)

01

Total Credits

20

 

 

3rd Semester Level 2 Term 1

Course Code

Course Name

Credit

MAJ 201

Theories in Media and Communication

03

MAJ 202

Media and Communication Research Methods

03

BEN 205

Bengali Language and Literature

03

LAW 101

Introductions to the Legal System & Legal Processes

03

POL 103

Global Affairs

03

SOC 103

Introduction to Criminology

03

MAJ 205

Media History of Bangladesh

03

Total Credits

21

 

 

4th Semester Level 2 Term 2

Course Code

Course Name

Credit

MAJ 203

Video Production and Editing

03

 MAJ 203L

Video Production and Editing (Lab)

01

MAJ 204

Social Media and Contemporary Society

03

TNM 201

Television and New Media

03

SOC 201

Contemporary Issues in Gender Relationship

03

MAJ 207

Development Communication

03

MAJ 210

Visual Effects and Animation

03

MAJ 210L

Visual Effects and Animation (Lab)

01

Total Credits

20

 

 

5th Semester Level 3 Term 1

Course Code

Course Name

Credit

MAJ 301

TV Journalism and News Presentation

03

MAJ 301L

TV Journalism and News Presentation (Lab)

01

MAJ 302

Media Law and Ethics

03

MAJ 303

Critical Thinking and Public Speaking

03

MAJ 304

Strategic Communication

03

MAJ 305

Online Journalism

03

 MAJ 305L

Online Journalism (Lab)

01

Total Credits

17

 

 

6th Semester Level 3 Term 2

Course Code

Course Name

Credit

MAJ 401

Advertising and Consumer Culture

03

MAJ 401L

Advertising and Consumer Culture (Lab)

01

MAJ 402

News Reporting and Editing

03

MAJ 308

Media and Cultural Politics in South Asia

03

MAJ 403

Radio Journalism and Podcasting

03

 MAJ 403L

Radio Journalism and Podcasting (Lab)

01

Total Credits

14

7th Semester Level 4 Term 1

Course Code

Course Name

Total Credit

MAJ 404

Gender, Media and Communication

03

MAJ 405

Introduction to Film Studies

03

MAJ 414

Principles of Media and Public Relations

03

MAJ 413

Visual Culture and Communication                

03

Total Credits

12

 

 

8th Semester Level 4 Term 2

Course Code

Course Name

Credit

 MAJ 406/MAJ 407

Research Monograph/Internship

04

Total Credits

04

Grand Total Credits

129

Course Description

The Bachelor of Social Science (BSS-Hons.) in Media and Journalism (MAJ) will require students to complete at least 129 credits in 4 years i.e., in 8 semesters to get a degree; it is worth noting that each lab course carries 4 credits and each non-lab course carries 3 credits. Students of BSS in Media and Journalism (MAJ) must complete a minimum of 77 credits as core and recommended electives to fulfill their program requirements. They are required to take all the relevant core courses (17*3/4=57) and recommended elective courses (5*3/4=20) relevant to their course requirement. This program has been framed as per the guidelines of UNESCO, the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), the Global Communication Association (GCA), and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS).

Course Outline

DETAIL COURSE AND CREDIT REQUIREMENT FOR UNDERGRADUATE HONORS PROGRAM(S)

Breakdown

Number of Courses

Credit[1]

Total Credit

Requirements for Media and Journalism Program

22

3/4

77

University Core

10

3/4

31

School Core

  5

3

15

Recommended Electives

  2

3

  6

 

39

 

129

[1] 4 credits indicate lab course.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDIA AND JOURNALISM (MAJ) PROGRAM

List/ Name of Course

Number of Courses

Credit[1]

Total Credit

Core Courses

17

3/4

57

Recommended Elective Courses

5

3/4

20

 

22

3/4

77

[1] 4 credits indicate lab course.


University and School Core

University Core: 31

Course

Course Code

Credit

Language 9cr

 

Intermediate Composition

ENG 103

3

Advanced Composition

ENG 105

3

Bengali Language and Literature

BEN 205

3

Humanities 6cr[1]

 

Introduction to Ethics

PHI 104

3

Emergence of Bangladesh

HIS 103

3

Introduction to Fiction

ENG 220

3

Introduction to Literature

ENG 115

3

  Introduction to Creative Writing

ENG 316

3

Social Sciences 6cr[2]

 

Introduction to Anthropology

ANT 101

3

Introduction to Sociology

SOC 101

3

Introduction to Political Science

POL 101

3

Introduction to Governance

POL 104

3

Introduction to International Relations

INT 101

3

Computer and Math Skills 3cr

Computer Information Systems

MIS 105

3

Business & Economics

3cr[3]

Statistics I

BUS 172

3

Introduction to Microeconomics

ECO 101

3

Introduction to Business

BUS 101

3

Sciences 4cr[4]

 

Introduction to Psychology

PSY 101

4

Introduction to Environmental Science

ENV 107

4

Introduction to Public Health

PBH 101

4

School Core: 15

Humanities and Social Sciences

Language 6cr

Language I

CHN/FRC/SPA/ARB/JAP 101

3

Language II

CHN/FRC/SPA/ARB/JAP 201

3

Language III

CHN/FRC/SPA/ARB/JAP 301

3

Humanities 3cr[5]

 

World Civilizations

HIS102

3

Introduction to World Religions

REL 205

3

Introductions to the Legal System & Legal Processes

LAW 101

3

Social Science 6cr[6]

 

Introduction to Public Administration

PAD 201

3

Global Affairs

POL 103

3

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANT103

3

Introduction to Criminology

SOC 103

3

Gender and Development

WMS 201

3

Recommended Electives 6cr

 

Recommended Electives 6

 

 

Television and New Media

TNM 201

3

Contemporary Issues in Gender Relationship

SOC 201

3

 

3+3

 

[1] Students will have to take 2 courses concerning Media and Journalism (MAJ).

[2] Students will have to take 2 courses concerning Media and Journalism (MAJ).

[3] Students will have to take 1 course concerning Media and Journalism (MAJ).

[4] Students will have to take 1 course concerning Media and Journalism (MAJ).

[5] Students will choose 1 course concerning Media and Journalism (MAJ).

[6] Students will choose 2 courses concerning Media and Journalism (MAJ).

CORE AND ELECTIVE COURSES FOR BSS (HONS.) IN MEDIA AND JOURNALISM (MAJ)

(57 credits core courses)

Course Code

Course Name

MAJ 101

Introduction to Media and Communication

MAJ 102

Basic Journalism: Principles and Practices

MAJ 201

Theories in Media and Communication

MAJ 202

Media and Communication Research Methods

MAJ 203

Video Production and Editing

MAJ 203L

Video Production and Editing (Lab)

MAJ 204

Social Media and Contemporary Society

MAJ 301

TV Journalism and News Presentation

MAJ 301L

TV Journalism and News Presentation (Lab)

MAJ 302

Media Law and Ethics

MAJ 303

Critical Thinking and Public Speaking

MAJ 304

Strategic Communication

MAJ 305

Online Journalism

MAJ 305L

Online Journalism (Lab)

MAJ 401

Advertising and Consumer Culture

MAJ 401L

Advertising and Consumer Culture (Lab)

MAJ 402

News Reporting and Editing

MAJ 403

Radio Journalism and Podcasting

MAJ 403L

Radio Journalism and Podcasting (Lab)

MAJ 404

Gender, Media and Communication

MAJ 405

Introduction to Film Studies

MAJ 406

Research Monograph[1]

MAJ 407

Internship  

(5*3/4=20 credits recommended elective courses[2])

MAJ 103

Interpersonal, Group and Organizational Communication

MAJ 104

Photojournalism 

MAJ 104L

Photojournalism (Lab)

MAJ 105

Feature, Editorial and Op-Ed Writing

MAJ 106

Bengali for Media and Journalism

MAJ 107

Digital Storytelling

MAJ 107L

Digital Storytelling (Lab)

MAJ 205

Media History of Bangladesh

MAJ 206

Media Audiences

MAJ 207

Development Communication

MAJ 208

Sports Journalism

MAJ 209

Intercultural Communication

MAJ 210

Visual Effects and Animation

MAJ 210L

Visual Effects and Animation (Lab)

MAJ 211

Health Communication

MAJ 306

Environmental Communication

MAJ 307

Digital Game Studies

MAJ 308

Media and Cultural Politics in South Asia

MAJ 309

Digital Media Design

MAJ 309L

Digital Media Design (Lab)

MAJ 310

Social Media Analytics

MAJ 310L

Social Media Analytics (Lab)

MAJ 311

Business Journalism

MAJ 312

Design, Page Makeup and Editing

MAJ 312L

Design, Page Makeup and Editing (Lab)

MAJ 313

Investigative Journalism

MAJ 314

Propaganda, Journalism and Fake News

MAJ 315

The Politics of Algorithms 

MAJ 316

Film Theory and Criticism

MAJ 408

Computational and Data Journalism

MAJ 408L

Computational and Data Journalism (Lab)

MAJ 409

Conflict, Humanitarian, and Peace Journalism

MAJ 410

Mobile Journalism

MAJ 411

Global Internet Policy and Governance

MAJ 412

Political Economy of Media

MAJ 413

Visual Culture and Communication                

MAJ 414

Principles of Media and Public Relations

MAJ 415

Media and Popular Culture

MAJ 416

Writing for Film and Television

MAJ 417

Quantitative Research Methods for Media

MAJ 417L

Quantitative Research Methods for Media (Lab)

MAJ 418

Screen Performance and Communication Techniques

MAJ 418L

Screen Performance and Communication Techniques (Lab)

MAJ 419

Specialized Reporting and Beats

MAJ 419L

Specialized Reporting and Beats (Lab)

MAJ 420

Film and Television Production

MAJ 420L

Film and Television Production (Lab)

MAJ 421

Media Management

MAJ 422

Advertising Copywriting, Design & Production

MAJ 422L

Advertising Copywriting, Design & Production (Lab)

MAJ 423

Qualitative & Ethnographic Research Methods for Media

MAJ 423L

Qualitative & Ethnographic Research Methods for Media (Lab)

MAJ 424

Youth and Media

MAJ 425

Python Coding for Data Journalism

MAJ 425L

Python Coding for Data Journalism (Lab)

 

[1] If a student maintains a CGPA of 3.33 or above up to 3rd year, then he or she can take a research monograph, and the rest of the students will take an internship. 

[2] Maximum 20 credits and a minimum of 15 credits depending on the number of elective courses with a lab activity.

 

Faculty List

 

Dr. S.M Rezwan Ul Alam

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor

Ph.D., City University of London, UK
MA., University of Dhaka, BD

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext:
Email: rezwan.alam01@northsouth.edu

 

  

Dr. Harisur Rahman

Full-Time Faculty
Associate Professor

PhD in Anthropology (Focus on Media, Communication and Cultural Studies),

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

MSS. Regional Masters in Journalism, Media, and Communication

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 6148
Email: harisur.rahman@northsouth.edu
Office: NAC 915 

 

  

Dr. Md. Towfique E Elahi

Full Time Faculty
Assistant Professor

Ph.D.,  Hiroshima University, JP
M.Sc.,  Hiroshima University, JP


Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext:
Email: towfique.elahi@northsouth.edu

 

 

Asif Bin Ali

Full-Time Faculty
Lecturer  

M.A., Swansea University, UK;  Aarhus University & Danish School of Media and Journalism, Denmark
M.A., South Asian University, India

Phone:+8801317531410
Email: asif.ali@northsouth.edu
Office: NAC1161