& Society (3:3-0)
study of the functions of communication in modern society. The course surveys
professional ethics in journalism, and the role played by the mass media in
addressing various issues.
to Print Media (3:3-0)
to introduce students to the print media in the Arab World and internationally
in terms of their development, kinds, forms of ownership and economics, as well
as the risks and challenges faced by
international reporters, and the challenges posed by the electronic media.
Skills in English (1) (3:3-0)
first of three courses designed to enhance reporting and editing skills in
English, through the study of basic principles of writing in English.
Skills in English (2) (3:3-0)
on principles of writing news stories for the print and the electronic media.
Utilization in Mass Media (3:3-0)
study of the uses of computers in journalism and communication, and
particularly in the areas of printing, design layout, and electronic editing.
Arab Media (3:3-0)
to cover topics relating to contemporary Arabic media. The course also helps
students gain an understanding of Arab mass media institutions, what impact
they have on people, and what policies are.
Reporting and Editing (3:3-0)
examination of reporting, its history, kinds, and sources, and the various
styles of news reporting in addition to practical exercises in information
gathering and news writing and editing.
and Investigative Reporting (3:3-0)
to acquaint students with the various kinds of the journalistic interview, and
the different approaches to conducting and editing interviews. It also reviews investigative reporting in
terms of sources, styles and writing.
409213 Photojournalism (3:3-0)
study of the basic principles of photography with special emphasis on
photojournalism. Includes training on
the production of photo essays.
to Radio and Television (3:3-0)
introductory course designed to acquaint students, theoretically and
practically, with the nature of radio and television work.
Broadcasting Systems (3:3-0)
survey of the various broadcasting systems in the Arab World, both historically
and presently, their contributions to the realization of national aspirations,
and the mandate of the Arab States Broadcasting Union
to Public Relations (3:3-0)
introductory study of public relations, their functions and roles in modern
society, and the relationship between public relations and communication, and the
characteristics and assignments of public relations professionals.
409232 Advertising (3:3-0)
examination of the economic and social roles played by advertising, and a
practical study of the basic principles of designing and producing advertising
campaigns for the print and broadcast media.
Skills in Radio and Television (3:3-0)
Prerequisite : 409221
art and Practice of Suond recording, camera shooting, editing, lighting,
announcing, writng for radio and television.
Development of Mass Media (3:3-0)
study of the historical development of the mass media worldwide, with special
attention given to Arab media.
Media in Jordan (3:3-0)
study of the development, organization, ownership and laws regulating mass
media in Jordan. Includes identification of the principles of
information policy in Jordan
and the challenges facing official and non-official national mass media.
principles of producing Media Web sites, interactive programs, and other
and Analytical Writing (3:3-0)
art and practice of writing editorials, columns, critiques and other analytical
essays with a study of the characteristics of each.
Media Translation (3:3-0)
principles of translating journalistic texts in both Arabic and English.
Layout and Design (3:3-0)
and scientific principles of producing newspapers and magazines with emphasis
on the responsibilities of their art departments.
aim of this course is to prepare students to work in the field of radio and
television broadcast.This course entails intensive practical training to
enhance the skills of radio and television broadcast in reading news bulletins
and different radio and television materials.
Programs for Radio and Television (3:3-0)
study of news programming and production for radio and television through
reviews of local and foreign programs and practices on production of such
and Television Production (3:3-0)
followed in producing cultural, religious, sports and other programs for both
radio and television.
Relations in Organizations (3:3-0)
examination of the organization and management of public relations departments
in industrial and commercial firms, in terms of planning and implementation of
programs through the use of various mass media.
of Communication (3:3-0)
analytical study of the process of communication, its functions and models, and
the influence of communication on the individual and society.
introduction to public opinion, the factors that contribute to shaping it, and
the role of the mass media in influencing it.
A study also of polling, theoretically and in practice.
survey of the historical development of news agencies, the present status of
the major news agencies around the world with special attention given to Petra,
the Jordanian National News Agency.
409354 Propaganda (3:3-0)
of propaganda, its history, kinds and styles.
Also a review of persuasion, stereotyping, planning and implementation
of political and social propaganda campaigns.
study of law and communication with emphasis on the ethics of the communication
professions, with an examination of the issues of privacy, freedom of
expression, copyright, libel and defamation, in light of the rapid and
extensive developments in the world of communication.
and Development in Jordan (3:3-0)
contributions of information to the Jordanian development programs in the areas
of health, childcare, environment and other issues.
course aims to give students practical experience through training and
internships in media institutions in order for the students to identify the
nature and functions of work in media. Students must spend 120 hours of
training in a media institution during the semester.
advanced course in the field of editing and journalistic production allows
students to develop their skills in news gathering, editing and layout.
Students may work on the production of the magazine "Awraq Jami'ya",
or any other publication that may take the form of a newspaper, newsletter,
magazine, or brochure.
and Specialized Publications (3:3-0)
basic principles of producing magazines and specialized publications with an
examination of the present status of contemporary Arab and international
survey of documentary films and a study of the steps followed in the production
of documentary films.
Research Methods in Communication (3:3-0)
survey of the historical development of research in communication, and a study
of its present status with a review of the various methods or research in
International Communication (3:3-0)
study of issues of international concern such as the international flow of
information, freedom of expression, and the information challenges facing
Technology of Communication (3:3-0)
review of the latest developments in communication technology including a study
of satellites, super information highways, cable systems and other modern
developments in the field, with an examination of the effects of these
technologies on society.
Management of Mass Media (3:3-0)
examination of administrative and organizational aspects of media organizations.
Special Topic in Communication (3:3-0)
opportunities for focusing on special topics closely related to journalism and
communication not fully covered in other courses.
Graduation Project (3:0-3)
course is designed to help students prepare a draft of a graduation project as
a conclusion to their degree. The project, which could focus on any subject in
the field of Communication, is subject to the supervision of an academic
9400191 Principles of Communication (3:3-0)
to familiarize students with communication, its components and levels, with
special emphasis on mass communication, its importance and influence on
contemporary life, and the main characteristics of the various media of mass
communication (press, radio, television and film).