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BA in Mass Communications 

Sample Four Study Year Plan

B.A. Degree in Mass Communication with Concentration in Digital Media
First Year, Semester 1
Code Course Title Cr
COMM 111 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
ENGL 101 Composition 3
ITEC 103 Fundamentals of Information Technology  3
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
GEN ED One of the Gen. Ed. required ARABIC language courses: ARAB 101 or ARAB 110 3
GEN ED One of the Gen. ed. Social and Behavioral Sciences courses 3
Total 16
First Year, Semester 2
Code Course Title Cr
COMM 112 Introduction to Public Relations 3
COMM 113 Introduction to Digital Media 3
MEST 100 Introduction to Islam in World Culture  3
UNIV 200 Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability 3
Gen Ed. One of the Gen. Ed. Writing-intensive Courses: PHIL 100 or ENGL 200 3
Total 15
Second Year, Semester 1
Code Course Title Cr
COMM 212 Media Writing 3
COMM 222 Intercultural Mass Communication 3
COMM 214 New Media and Digital Culture 3
UAES 200 Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies 3
Modern Language Requirement 3
Total 15
Second Year, Semester 2
Code Course Title Cr
COMM 215 Feature Writing 3
COMM 223 Globalization and Media Cultures 3
COMM 224 Visual Storytelling 3
Digital Media Concentration Elective 3
Modern Language Requirement 3
Total 15
Third Year, Semester 1
Code Course Title Cr
COMM 311 Media Law and Ethics 3
COMM 321 Theories of Media Communication  3
COMM 323 News Reporting 3
Free elective 3
Modern Language Requirement 3
Total 15
Third Year, Semester 2
Code Course Title Cr
COMM 391 Communication Research Methodology 2
COMM 334 Digital Journalism 3
Digital MediaConcentration Elective 3
Modern Language Requirement 3
Free elective 3
Total 14
Junior Year, Summer Semester
Code Course Title Cr
UNIV 390 Internship 3
Total 3
Fourth Year, Semester 1
Code Course Title Cr
COMM 492 Mass Media and Public Opinion 3
COMM 423 Multimedia Magazine 3
Digital Media Concentration Elective 3
GEN ED One of Gen. Ed. Mathematics Courses 3
Modern Language Requirement 3
Total 15
Fourth Year, Semester 2
Code Course Title Cr
COMM 424 Capstone: Multimedia Storytelling 3
Digital Media Concentration Elective 3
GEN ED One of Gen. Ed. Natural Sciences Courses 3
Free elective 3
1
Total 12
B.A. Degree in Mass Communication with Concentration in Public Relations
First Year, Semester 1
Code Course Title Cr
COMM 111 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
ENGL 101 Composition 3
ITEC 103 Fundamentals of Information Technology  3
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
GEN ED One of the Gen. Ed. required ARABIC language courses: ARAB 101 or ARAB 110 3
GEN ED One of the Gen. ed. Social and Behavioral Sciences courses 3
Total 16
First Year, Semester 2
Code Course Title Cr
COMM 112 Introduction to Public Relations 3
COMM 113 Introduction to Digital Media 3
MEST 100 Introduction to Islam in World Culture  3
UNIV 200 Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability 3
Gen Ed. One of the Gen. Ed. Writing-intensive Courses: PHIL 100 or ENGL 200 3
Total 15
Second Year, Semester 1
Code Course Title Cr
COMM 212 Media Writing 3
COMM 222 Intercultural Mass Communication 3
Public Relations Concentration Elective 3
UAES 200 Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies 3
Modern Language Requirement 3
Total 15
Second Year, Semester 2
Code Course Title Cr
COMM 215 Feature Writing 3
COMM 223 Globalization and Media Cultures 3
COMM 213 Public Relations Writing 3
Public Relations Concentration Elective 3
Modern Language Requirement 3
Total 15
Third Year, Semester 1
Code Course Title Cr
COMM 311 Media Law and Ethics 3
COMM 321 Theories of Media Communication  3
COMM 337 Public Relations Cases  3
Free elective 3
Modern Language Requirement 3
Total 15
Third Year, Semester 2
Code Course Title Cr
COMM 391 Communication Research Methodology 2
COMM 334 Digital Journalism 3
COMM 344 Public Relations Theory 3
Modern Language Requirement 3
Free elective 3
Total 14
Junior Year, Summer Semester
Code Course Title Cr
UNIV 390 Internship 3
Total 3
Fourth Year, Semester 1
Code Course Title Cr
COMM 492 Mass Media and Public Opinion 3
COMM 421 Social Media: Audiences and Messages 3
Public Relations Concentration Elective 3
GEN ED One of Gen. Ed. Mathematics Courses 3
Modern Language Requirement 3
Total 15
Fourth Year, Semester 2
Code Course Title Cr
COMM 427 Capstone: Media Production in Public Relations 3
Public Relations Concentration Elective 3
GEN ED One of Gen. Ed. Natural Sciences Courses 3
Free elective 3
1
Total 12
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