International Journalism

International Journalism Concentration

International Journalism (IJ): The IJ follows the others in the basic sequencing of Production, Writing and Laboratory courses, and finishing with the Honours Project. However the IJ teaching team took the view that some of their conceptual subjects could usefully come later, because their design embodied the desire that students would reflect on the knowledge and experience they had already acquired of practical journalism. Accordingly there are two conceptual subjects in Year Four.

Course Structure

Course Structure

Major
60 units

Major Required Courses

50 units

Major Elective Courses

6 units

Honours Project

4 units
   
General Education
38 units
   
Electives
30 units
   
Total 128 units

 

Course List

Course List

Major Required Courses

 

54 units

 

Introduction to Communication

 

3 units

 

Introduction to Film and Media Arts

 

3 units

 

Introduction to Journalism

 

3 units

 

School Core 4

 

3 units

 

Editing and Production for the Internet

 

2 units

 

Introduction to News and Features (International Journalism)

 

3 units

 

Print Editing and Production (English)

 

2 units

 

Television and Radio Production

 

2 units

 

Reporting Laboratory I (International Journalism)

 

2 units

 

News and Feature Reporting and Writing (International Journalism)

 

3 units

 

Reporting Laboratory II (International Journalism)

 

2 units

 

Beat Reporting (International Journalism)

 

3 units

 

Journalism Internship

 

0 units

 

Media Law and Ethics

 

3 units

 

Social Inquiry and Communication Research Methods

 

3 units

 

Editing Laboratory I (International Journalism)

 

2 units

 

Advanced Journalism: News, Features and Opinion Writing (International Journalism)

 

3 units

 

Editing Laboratory II (International Journalism)

 

2 units

 

Communication Theory

 

3 units

 

Issues and Case Studies in International Journalism

 

3 units

 

Journalism Honours Project

 

4 units

 

 

 

 

Major Elective Courses*

 

6 units

 

Current Affairs and News Analysis

 

3 units

 

Current Hong Kong Issues for Communicators (School Core 4)

 

3 units

 

Images of Media in Popular Culture

 

3 units

 

Strategic Television Communication

 

3 units

 

Visual Literacy: Critical Appreciation of Photos

 

3 units

 

Media Management (School Core 4)

 

3 units

 

Multimedia Journalism in English

 

3 units

 

Multimedia Journalism in Chinese

 

3 units

 

Media Development in Global Perspective (School Core 4)

 

3 units

 

Business and Financial News Reporting

 

3 units

 

Current Issues in Journalism

 

3 units

 

Visual Journalism

 

2 units

 

News Translation

 

3 units

 

Political Economy for Journalists

 

3 units

 

News Anchoring

 

2 units

 

Critical Comparative Studies of News Media Systems

 

3 units

 

In-depth Reporting (Broadcast)

 

2 units

 

In-depth Reporting (Chinese)

 

3 units

 

English for Journalism Purposes

 

3 units

 

Magazine Design and Editing

 

3 units

 

Media Transformation and Institutional Change in Historical Perspective

 

3 units

 

Online Journalism

 

3 units

 

Analytical and Opinion Writing

 

3 units

 

Theory and Practice of Journalism in China

 

3 units

 

Advanced Broadcast Reporting and Production

 

2 units

 

China Reporting

 

3 units

 

Critical Studies of Media

 

3 units

 

Specialized Reporting (International Journalism)

 

3 units

*All the Major Electives taken by IJ students must be taught in English.

Admission

Admission

For School-based admission, please visit the following page:
http://www.comm.hkbu.edu.hk/334