BA (Hons) Mass Communication

The BA Hons program is designed keeping in view the practices and growth of Mass Communication in Pakistan. All the aspects of media working are covered, ranging from writing and reporting news to political, cultural, legal and sociological aspects of Mass Communication. The program offers all the fundamental knowledge about new technologies in broadcasting, telecommunications and print. Leading industry professionals from television, radio, public relations and advertising are invited for special lectures from time to time. This helps students get up-to-date knowledge of the industry in addition to bolstering the prospects of future contacts and placements/internships in the media.

Requirements for Major

36 credit hours of core courses including

MCOM 201: News Reporting (3 credits)
MCOM 301: Press Laws and Ethics (3 credits)
MCOM 310: Mass Communication Studies (3 credits)
MCOM 407: Internship (3 credits)
MCOM 499: Research Thesis/Project (3 credits)

and eight courses selected from the following

MCOM 100: Fundamentals of Speech (3 credits
MCOM 101: Introduction to Print Journalism (3 credits)
MCOM 103: Introduction of PR & Advertising (3 credits)
MCOM 201: News Reporting (3 credits)
MCOM 202: Sub-Editing (3 credits)
MCOM 203: Media & Peace Building (3 credits)
MCOM 301: Press laws and Ethics (3 credits
MCOM 302: Opinion writing (3 credits)
MCOM 303: Public Relations (3 credits)
MCOM 304: Principles of Advertising (3 credits)
MCOM 305: Magazine Journalism (3 credits)
MCOM 306: Research Methodology (3 credits)
MCOM 309: Media History (3 credits)
MCOM 310: Mass Communication Studies (3 credits)
MCOM 401: Radio Broadcasting: (3 credits) A Theoretical Introduction
MCOM 402: Television: (3 credits) A Theoretical Introduction
MCOM 404: Community Journalism (3 credits)
MCOM 407: Internship (3 credits)
MCOM 410: Documentary Making (3 credits)
MCOM 412: International Communication (3 credits)
MCOM 413: Media, Society & Culture (3 credits)
MCOM 499: Research Thesis/Project (3 credits)

Requirements for Minor

Core courses required for minor

MCOM 101: Introduction to Print Journalism (3 credits)
MCOM 103: Introduction to PR & Advertising (3 credits)
MCOM 201: News Reporting (3 credits)
MCOM 301: Press Laws and Ethics (3 credits)
MCOM 310: Mass Communication Studies (3 credits)

and 2 courses from the following

MCOM 202: Sub-Editing (3 credits)
MCOM 302: Opinion writing (3 credits)
MCOM 303: Public Relations (3 credits)
MCOM 304: Principles of Advertising (3 credits)
MCOM 401: Radio Broadcasting: (3 credits) A Theoretical Introduction
MCOM 402: Television: (3 credits) A Theoretical Introduction
MCOM 404: Community Journalism (3 credits)

Courses offered

Admission requirements

Road map for students majoring in Mass Communication