Course selection tips for BJ students (admitted in 2010-2011)

General regulations

Candidates shall complete not fewer than 180 and not more than 216 credits of courses over the three-year period, with minimum 24 credits introductory courses in journalism and the rest in advanced courses.  The required range per semester is between 24 and 36 credits, except for the last semester of study. 

To fulfill the requirement for advanced courses, students must take 18 credits of Journalism and Media Studies Centre core courses, 30 credits of JMSC elective courses and 12 credits of summer internship (JMSC0201). In addition, students must declare a  second major and take a minimum of 60 credits in these courses.

For more details, see the Regulations and Syllabus for the Degree of Bachelor of Journalism.

Introductory courses

A)    Common Core Courses and language enhancement courses
Candidates are required to take the following Common Core Courses and language enhancement courses in their first year of study

Language studies courses: CAES1901, CAES1910, CSSC1001 or CUND0002 or UND0003

B)     Core courses in journalism

Candidates are required to take the following core courses in their first year of study:

JMSC0101, JMSC0103, JMSC0104, JMSC0107

Advanced courses

18 credits of core courses plus 30 credits of elective courses s in journalism

A second major is defined as completing successfully not fewer than 60 credits of courses in a particular programme including all pre-requisites unless otherwise specified.

C)    12 credits of summer internship (JMSC0201)
        

This course commits students to a minimum eight weeks of full-time internship in journalism or media-related jobs.  Students must file a report to the programme director within two weeks of the last day of work.  Before undertaking an internship, students are required to participate in pre-internship training for a minimum four weeks to be taken usually in the summer following the first year of study.

(D)  Course selection tips for non-BJ students

Non-BJ students interested in journalism can benefit from journalism courses by declaring a minor, or taking elective or broadening courses.

Minor in journalism and media studies
Students majoring in the following subjects can declare a minor in Journalism and Media Studies.  A minimum of 24 credits advanced courses plus JMSC0101 and JMSC0108 are required of Journalism and Media Studies minors.
Arts (BA)
Social Sciences (BSocSc)
Laws (LLB)+
Science (BSc)
Engineering in Computer Science (BEng[CompSc])
Business Administration (BBA)
Business Administration in Accounting and Finance (BBA[Acc&Fin])
Business Administration (Information Systems) (BBA[IS])
Business Administration (Law) (BBA[Law])
Business Administration in International Business Global Management (BBA[IBGM])
Economics (BEcon)
Economics and Finance (BEcon&Fin)
Finance (BFin)
Science in Exercise and Health (BSc[Exercise&Health])

Broadening Course
The Journalism and Media Studies Centre offers the following broadening course to non-Bachelor of Journalism students:
Humanities and Social Sciences Studies:
YJMS0002 Media Literacy in the Age of Globalization

13 January 2010

Course Selection Tips

Course selection tips for BJ students (admitted in 2010-2011) General regulations Candidates shall complete not fewer than 180 and not more than 216 credits of courses over the three-year period, with minimum 24 credits introductory […]
12 January 2010

Timetable for 2011-2012

Timetable for the 1st Semester of 2011-2012 Introductory Courses Course Code/Title: JMSC0101 Principles of Journalism and the News Media Lecturer: Mr. Masato Kajimoto Day/Time: Lectures: Thu 1030-1225 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Mon 1130-1225 Sub-class B: Mon 1300-1355 Sub-class C: Mon 1400-1455 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0103 Statistics for journalists Lecturer: Dr. KW Fu Day/Time: Lectures: Tue 1030-1225 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Wed 1400-1455 Sub-class B: Wed 1500-1555 Venue: Lectures: TBC Tutorials: Sub-classes A & B: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0107 News Reporting and Writing Lecturer: Mr. Jeffrey Timmermans Day/Time: Lectures: Mon 1500-1555 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Tue 1300-1455 Sub-class B: Thu 1400-1555 Venue: Lectures: TBC Tutorials: Sub-classes A & B: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Advanced Courses Course Code/Title: JMSC0017 Feature writing Lecturer: Mr. Barry Kalb Day/Time: Lectures: Mon 1130-1225 Tutorials: Tue 1030-1225 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: OLB 135, Library (Old Wing) Course Code/Title: JMSC0018 Chinese news writing Lecturer: Ms. Velentina Ma Day/Time: Lectures: Wed 1030-1225 Tutorials: Fri 1130-1225 Venue: Lectures: Shum Wai Yau reading room, Eliot Hall Tutorials: Shum Wai Yau reading room, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0019 Media law and ethics Lecturer: Ms. Sky Canaves Day/Time: Lectures: Thu 1030-1225 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Tue 1300-1355 Sub-class B: Tue 1400-1455 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: Sub-classes A & B: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0026 Independent study Lecturer: Day/Time: Venue: Course Code/Title: JMSC0034 Covering China Lecturer: Professor Y.Y. Chan Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Thu 1830-2130 Venue: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0046 Introduction to Television Lecturer: Mr. Jim Laurie Day/Time: Lectures: Mon 0930-1125 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Tue 1130-1225 Sub-class B: Tue 1500-1555 Sub-class C: Tue 1600-1655 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: Sub-class A: TBA Sub-class B: TBA Sub-class C: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0052 Television news production Lecturer: Mr. Rob McBride Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Fri 1400-1655 Venue: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0054 Public affairs reporting Lecturer: Ms. PK Chan Day/Time: Lectures: Tue 1030-1125 Tutorials: Wed 1030-1125 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0067 Introduction to photography Lecturer: Mr. Kees Metselaar Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Wed 0930-1225 Venue: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0072 Digital media and society Lecturer: Ms. Diane Stormont/ Mr. Kevin Lau Day/Time: Lectures: Mon 1400-1555 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Wed 1600-1655 Sub-class B: Thu 1130-1225 Sub-class C: Thu 1600-1655 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: Sub-class A: TBA Sub-class B: TBA Sub-class C: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0073 Online journalism Lecturer: Mr. Masato Kajimoto Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Fri 0930-1225 Venue: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0074 Fundamentals of business & financial journalism Lecturer: Jeffrey Timmermans Day/Time: Lectures: Wed 1400-1555 Tutorials: Mon 1300-1355 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Common Core Course Course Code/Title: CCGL9011 Media in the Age of Globalization Lecturer: Professor Y.Y. Chan & Mr. John Young Day/Time: Lectures: Wed 1600-1755 Tutorials: TBA Venue: Lecture: TBA Tutorials: Shum Wai Yau reading room, Eliot Hall BJ_Timetable_in excel format (semester 1, 2011-12) Timetable for the 2nd Semester of 2011-2012 Introductory Courses Course Code/Title: JMSC0101 Principles of Journalism and the News Media Lecturer: Mr. Masato Kajimoto Day/Time: Lectures: Thu 1030-1225 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Tue 1130-1225 Sub-class B: Tue 1300-1355 Sub-class C: Tue 1400-1455 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0104 Economics for journalists Lecturer: Mr. Jeffrey Timmermans Day/Time: Lectures: Mon 1400-1555 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Wed 1300-1355 Sub-class B: Wed 1400-1455 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0108 News Reporting and Writing (For non-BJs) Lecturer: Mr. Kevin Voigt Day/Time: Lectures: Mon 1600-1655 Tutorials A: Tue 1600-1755 Tutorials B: Thu 1700-1855 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials A & B: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Advanced Courses Course Code/Title: JMSC0026 Independent study Lecturer: Day/Time: Venue: Course Code/Title: JMSC0027 The press, politics and government Lecturer: Mr. John Young Day/Time: Lectures: Tue 1030-1225 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Wed 1130-1225 Sub-class B: Wed 1400-1455 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: Sub-class A: TBA Sub-class B: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0033 Literary journalism Lecturer: TBA Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Wed 1830-2130 Venue: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0038 Visual journalism Lecturer: Mr. Matthew Leung Day/Time: Lectures: Wed 1400-1500 Tutorials: Thu 1500-1700 Venue: Lectures & Tutorials: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0051 Television news writing Lecturer: Mr. Jim Laurie Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Mon 1400-1655 Venue: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0052 Television news production Lecturer: Mr. Rob McBride Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Fri 1400-1655 Venue: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0061 Documentary film appreciation Lecturer: Mr. Jim Laurie Day/Time: Lectures: Wed 1030-1225 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Fri 1030-1125 Sub-class B: Fri 1130-1225 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: Sub-class A: TBA Sub-class B: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0063 News photography Lecturer: Mr. Kees Metselaar Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Thu 0930-1225 Venue: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0065 Media research: an introduction Lecturer: Dr. KW Fu Day/Time: Lectures: Mon 1030-1225 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Thu 1300-1355 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0068 Advanced online journalism Lecturer: Ms. Diane Stormont/ Mr. Kevin Lau Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Wed 0930-1225 Venue: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0071 Radio news Lecturer: Ms. Angharad Law Day/Time: Lectures: Tue 1400-1555 Tutorials: Thu 11400-1455 Venue: Lectures & Tutorials: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0073 Online journalism Lecturer: Mr. Masato Kajimoto Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Wed 1500-1755 Venue: Lectures: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Common Core Course Course Code/Title: CCGL9012 Media, politics and the environment Lecturer: Mr. Miklos Sukosd Day/Time: Lectures: Wed 1500-1700 Tutorials: TBA Venue: Lecture: TBA Tutorials: Shum Wai Yau reading room, Eliot Hall BJ_Timetable_in excel format (semester 2, 2011-12)
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Timetable for the 1st Semester of 2011-2012 Introductory Courses Course Code/Title: JMSC0101 Principles of Journalism and the News Media Lecturer: Mr. Masato Kajimoto Day/Time: Lectures: Thu 1030-1225 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Mon 1130-1225 Sub-class B: Mon 1300-1355 Sub-class C: Mon 1400-1455 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0103 Statistics for journalists Lecturer: Dr. KW Fu Day/Time: Lectures: Tue 1030-1225 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Wed 1400-1455 Sub-class B: Wed 1500-1555 Venue: Lectures: TBC Tutorials: Sub-classes A & B: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0107 News Reporting and Writing Lecturer: Mr. Jeffrey Timmermans Day/Time: Lectures: Mon 1500-1555 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Tue 1300-1455 Sub-class B: Thu 1400-1555 Venue: Lectures: TBC Tutorials: Sub-classes A & B: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Advanced Courses Course Code/Title: JMSC0017 Feature writing Lecturer: Mr. Barry Kalb Day/Time: Lectures: Mon 1130-1225 Tutorials: Tue 1030-1225 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: OLB 135, Library (Old Wing) Course Code/Title: JMSC0018 Chinese news writing Lecturer: Ms. Velentina Ma Day/Time: Lectures: Wed 1030-1225 Tutorials: Fri 1130-1225 Venue: Lectures: Shum Wai Yau reading room, Eliot Hall Tutorials: Shum Wai Yau reading room, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0019 Media law and ethics Lecturer: Ms. Sky Canaves Day/Time: Lectures: Thu 1030-1225 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Tue 1300-1355 Sub-class B: Tue 1400-1455 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: Sub-classes A & B: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0026 Independent study Lecturer: Day/Time: Venue: Course Code/Title: JMSC0034 Covering China Lecturer: Professor Y.Y. Chan Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Thu 1830-2130 Venue: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0046 Introduction to Television Lecturer: Mr. Jim Laurie Day/Time: Lectures: Mon 0930-1125 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Tue 1130-1225 Sub-class B: Tue 1500-1555 Sub-class C: Tue 1600-1655 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: Sub-class A: TBA Sub-class B: TBA Sub-class C: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0052 Television news production Lecturer: Mr. Rob McBride Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Fri 1400-1655 Venue: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0054 Public affairs reporting Lecturer: Ms. PK Chan Day/Time: Lectures: Tue 1030-1125 Tutorials: Wed 1030-1125 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0067 Introduction to photography Lecturer: Mr. Kees Metselaar Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Wed 0930-1225 Venue: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0072 Digital media and society Lecturer: Ms. Diane Stormont/ Mr. Kevin Lau Day/Time: Lectures: Mon 1400-1555 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Wed 1600-1655 Sub-class B: Thu 1130-1225 Sub-class C: Thu 1600-1655 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: Sub-class A: TBA Sub-class B: TBA Sub-class C: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0073 Online journalism Lecturer: Mr. Masato Kajimoto Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Fri 0930-1225 Venue: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0074 Fundamentals of business & financial journalism Lecturer: Jeffrey Timmermans Day/Time: Lectures: Wed 1400-1555 Tutorials: Mon 1300-1355 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Common Core Course Course Code/Title: CCGL9011 Media in the Age of Globalization Lecturer: Professor Y.Y. Chan & Mr. John Young Day/Time: Lectures: Wed 1600-1755 Tutorials: TBA Venue: Lecture: TBA Tutorials: Shum Wai Yau reading room, Eliot Hall BJ_Timetable_in excel format (semester 1, 2011-12) Timetable for the 2nd Semester of 2011-2012 Introductory Courses Course Code/Title: JMSC0101 Principles of Journalism and the News Media Lecturer: Mr. Masato Kajimoto Day/Time: Lectures: Thu 1030-1225 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Tue 1130-1225 Sub-class B: Tue 1300-1355 Sub-class C: Tue 1400-1455 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0104 Economics for journalists Lecturer: Mr. Jeffrey Timmermans Day/Time: Lectures: Mon 1400-1555 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Wed 1300-1355 Sub-class B: Wed 1400-1455 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0108 News Reporting and Writing (For non-BJs) Lecturer: Mr. Kevin Voigt Day/Time: Lectures: Mon 1600-1655 Tutorials A: Tue 1600-1755 Tutorials B: Thu 1700-1855 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials A & B: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Advanced Courses Course Code/Title: JMSC0026 Independent study Lecturer: Day/Time: Venue: Course Code/Title: JMSC0027 The press, politics and government Lecturer: Mr. John Young Day/Time: Lectures: Tue 1030-1225 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Wed 1130-1225 Sub-class B: Wed 1400-1455 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: Sub-class A: TBA Sub-class B: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0033 Literary journalism Lecturer: TBA Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Wed 1830-2130 Venue: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0038 Visual journalism Lecturer: Mr. Matthew Leung Day/Time: Lectures: Wed 1400-1500 Tutorials: Thu 1500-1700 Venue: Lectures & Tutorials: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0051 Television news writing Lecturer: Mr. Jim Laurie Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Mon 1400-1655 Venue: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0052 Television news production Lecturer: Mr. Rob McBride Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Fri 1400-1655 Venue: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0061 Documentary film appreciation Lecturer: Mr. Jim Laurie Day/Time: Lectures: Wed 1030-1225 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Fri 1030-1125 Sub-class B: Fri 1130-1225 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: Sub-class A: TBA Sub-class B: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0063 News photography Lecturer: Mr. Kees Metselaar Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Thu 0930-1225 Venue: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0065 Media research: an introduction Lecturer: Dr. KW Fu Day/Time: Lectures: Mon 1030-1225 Tutorials: Sub-class A: Thu 1300-1355 Venue: Lectures: TBA Tutorials: TBA Course Code/Title: JMSC0068 Advanced online journalism Lecturer: Ms. Diane Stormont/ Mr. Kevin Lau Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Wed 0930-1225 Venue: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0071 Radio news Lecturer: Ms. Angharad Law Day/Time: Lectures: Tue 1400-1555 Tutorials: Thu 11400-1455 Venue: Lectures & Tutorials: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Course Code/Title: JMSC0073 Online journalism Lecturer: Mr. Masato Kajimoto Day/Time: Lectures & Tutorials: Wed 1500-1755 Venue: Lectures: DM Lab, Eliot Hall Common Core Course Course Code/Title: CCGL9012 Media, politics and the environment Lecturer: Mr. Miklos Sukosd Day/Time: Lectures: Wed 1500-1700 Tutorials: TBA Venue: Lecture: TBA Tutorials: Shum Wai Yau reading room, Eliot Hall BJ_Timetable_in excel format (semester 2, 2011-12)
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