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MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Major in Journalism and Mass Communications

 

General Education Courses for ALL Students at AUCA (for students enrolled in 2012 and later)

(82/84 credits)

 

First Year Seminar I (12 credits)

First Year Seminar II (12 credits)

History of Kyrgyzstan(4 credits)

Manas Studies (2 credits)

Philosophy (4/6 credits)

Kyrgyz (Russian Language) (6 credits)

Intro to Contemporary Mathematics I (6 credits)

Intro to Contemporary Mathematics II/Intro to Computers (6 credits)

Ecology/Geography/History and Philosophy of Science (3 credits)

 

A student should complete two courses (12 credits) related to Social Sciences outside the student’s major.      

A student should complete one course (6 credits) related to Humanities outside the student’s major.

A student should complete one course (6 credits) related to Arts.  

A student should complete one elective course (3 credits)

A student should complete 400 hours of Sport (0 credits)

  

Required Courses for Journalism and Mass Communications Major (90 credits)

 

First year

Fall semester 

Intro to Mass Communications (6 credits; prerequisite: NONE)

 

Spring semester

Effective Storytelling for the Media (6 credits; prerequisite: Russian Language)

 

Second year

Fall semester 

Mass Communication Theory I (6 credits; prerequisite: Intro to Mass Communications)

Newswritting Skills I (6 credits; prerequisite: English Language)

 

Spring semester

Newswriting Skills  II (6 credits; prerequisite: Writing Research and Evidence I; Intro to Mass Communications)

Mass Media Research Methods (6 credits; prerequisite: Mass Communications Theory/ Intro to Sociology)

 

Summer

Internship I (3 credits)

 

Third year

Fall semester 

Multimedia Skills I (Video/Audio) (6 credits; prerequisite: Intro to Mass Communications)

Advanced Reporting (6 credits; prerequisite: Newswriting Skills I, Newswriting SkillsII)

Communication Theory and Practice I (6 credits; prerequisite: Intro to Mass Communications)

 

Spring semester

Multimedia Skills II (Video/Audio) (6 credits; prerequisite:Multimedia Skills I)

Communication Theory and Practice II (6 credits; prerequisite: Communication Theory and Practice I)

Visual Communication and its psychological aspects (6 credits; prerequisite: Intro to Mass Communications)

 

Summer

Internship II (3 credits)

 

Fourth year

Fall semester 

Senior Thesis Seminar I (6 credits; prerequisite: Mass Media Research Methods/

Mass Communication Theory)

 

Spring semester

Senior Thesis Seminar II (6 credits; prerequisite: Senior Thesis Seminar I)

Media Law and Ethics (6 credits; prerequisite: Intro to Mass Communications)

 

 

A student should complete two elective courses (12 credits) from Journalism and Mass Communications major. 48 credits can be taken outside major.

 

All students should complete two internships (6 credits) at the relevant media organization during their sophomore and junior year.

 

In order to graduate from AUCA a student must earn a minimum of 238/240 credits. These credits major requirements (the number of credits varies within each department) and general Education requirements (these may differ from year to year).

 

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