Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

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About the Program

In a world of rapidly changing modern media, journalism and communication professionals are facing new challenges to evolve. The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Daffodil International University has revised and redesigned the syllabus to include more practical lab courses for orienting the students with current news gathering and processing technology as well as making them ready for the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
The experienced and highly trained teachers in the department make sure that students learn how to report and communicate news, create ads, produce video and audio for both radio and TV, shoot photos, with all forms of new media technology, and publish them on all platforms. Our syllabus is designed on the guidelines provided by UNESCO.

Duration of the Program
Total duration of the program is 4 (four) years. Trimester system will be followed in this program. There will be 3 (three) terms semester in a year. Each semester will be of 4 (four) months duration.

Admission Eligibility for BSS (Hon’s) Program

1. Students passing with SSC and HSC examination in Arts/Commerce/Science or Equivalent courses and obtaining at least two Second Divisions or minimum GPA 2.50 in both S.S.C and H.S.C. may apply for admission into Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) in Journalism & Mass Communication program.

2. ‘O’ and ‘A’ level students with good academic records are encouraged to Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) in Journalism & Mass Communication program. At least 5 subjects in ‘O’ level with minimum GPA 2.5 (in the scale of 5) and 2 subjects in ‘A’ level with a minimum GPA 2.5 are required.

 

The schedule for one academic year will be as follows:

Description

Semester

Duration

Semester-I

Spring

January – April

Semester-II

Summer

May – August

Semester-III

Fall

September – December

Grading System:

Numerical Grade

Letter Grade

Grade Point

Remarks

80% and above

A + (Plus)

4.00

Outstanding

75% to less than 80%

A (Regular)

3.75

Excellent

70% to less than 75%

A – (Minus)

3.50

Very Good

65% to less than 70%

B + (Plus)

3.25

Good

60% to less than 65%

B

3.00

Satisfactory

55% to less than 60%

B - (Minus)

2.75

Above Average

50% to less than 55%

C + (Plus)

2.50

Average

45% to less than 50%

C (Regular)

2.25

Below Average

40% to less than 45%

D

2.00

Pass

Less than 40%

F

0.00

Fail

 

Evaluation Procedure:

Particulars

Allocation of Marks

Class attendance
Assignment
Presentation (Mandatory)
3 Quizzes
Mid Term
Final Term

07
05
08
15
25
40

Total Marks

100

           

Evaluation Process for Lab Courses

Particulars

Allocation of Marks

Attendance

10

Lab Performance

25

Lab Project/ Report

25

Lab Final

40

Total Marks

100

 

Procedure for Graduation:

To obtain the Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, a student will have to complete 142 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.5. If any students fails in any course he/she will get the opportunity to improve the grade by retaking the same in the subsequent semester.

Structure of Courses:
The program consists of compulsory 138 credit hours. Students also have to take Internship/Project and Viva Voce/Report writing for 4 credits for a total of 142 credits for graduation.

COURSE OUTLINE OF 4-YEAR BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (HONS) PROGRAMME IN JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION

1st Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC101 Concept of Process of Communication 3
JMC102 Bangla for Media 3
ENG101 English I 3
COF101 Computer Fundamentals 3
JMC 103L Introduction to Computer (Lab) 1
Total Credits 13

2nd Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit
ENG 102 English II 3
JMC104 Digital and Social Media 3
JMC 104L Digital and Social Media (Lab) 1
JMC 105 Concept and Evolution of Journalism 3
JMC 106 Interpersonal, Group and Organizational Communication 3
Total Credits 13

3rd Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC107 Mass Communication 3
BDS101 Bangladesh Studies 3
JMC108 Information Gathering and News Writing 3
JMC108L Information Gathering and News Writing (Lab) 1
JMC109 Introduction to Editing 3
Total Credits 13

4th Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC 201 Reporting for Media 3
AOL 101 Art of Living 3
JMC 203 Photojournalism 3
JMC 203L Photojournalism (LAB) 1
JMC 204 Contemporary Affairs: World & Bangladesh 3
Total Credits 13

5th Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC205 Editing and Page Make-up 3
JMC205L Editing and Page Make-up (Lab) 1
JMC206 Video Production – I 3
JMC206L Video Production – I (Lab) 1
JMC 207 Radio Journalism 3
JMC 207L Radio Journalism(Lab) 1
Total Credits 12

6th Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC208 Advertising 3
JMC208L Advertising (Lab) 1
JMC209 Economic Perspective & Issues 3
JMC210 Television Journalism & News Presentation 3
JMC210L Television Journalism & News Presentation (Lab) 1
GED 111 History of Emergence of Bangladesh 3
Total Credits 14

7th Semester

Course Code Course Name Total Credit
JMC301 Social & Political Communication 3
JMC302 Online Journalism 3
JMC302L Online Journalism (Lab) 1
JMC304 Development Issues & Communication 3
GED 222 Bangla Language and Literature 3
Total Credits 13

8th Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC305 Public Relations 3
JMC306 Communication Research Methodology 3
STA101 Statistics for Communication Research 2
JMC307L Statistics for Communication Research (LAB) 1
JMC308 Advanced Video Production 3
JMC308L Advanced Video Production(Lab) 1
Total Credits 13

9th Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC309 Specialized Reporting 3
JMC309 L Specialized Reporting(Lab) 1
JMC310 Bangladesh Media: Laws & Ethics 3
JMC311 Film Study 3
JMC312 L Print Media Lab
***Fully Lab Based
3
Total Credits 13

10th Semester

 

Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC401 Business & Economic Reporting 3
JMC402 Theories of Communication 3
JMC403 L Radio Broadcasting and Presentation
***Fully Lab Based
3
Total Credits 9

11th Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC404 Editorial & Feature Writing 3
JMC405 Media: Gender, Culture & Society 3
JMC406 L Television Performance
***Fully Lab Based
3
EMP 101 Employability 360° 3
Total Credit 12

12th Semester

Course Code Course Name Credit
JMC410 Internship/Project Viva-Voce/ Report writing 4
Total Credit 4
Grand Total Credits 142

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