Program name: Journalism
Program length
4 year

Program description

Bachelor in Journalism allows students to gain the necessary skills for a future career - starting with an introduction to the main types of journalism and finishing mastery of interpersonal communication. Through a multimedia laboratory and technical equipment of our university, students can visually get acquainted with methods and techniques to create a modern print and audiovisual journalism.

Students will learn how to:
- effectively communicate in global context
- find and evaluate information and data
- improve their writing ability in more than one language
- manage new media.

Compulsory & elective modules (courses)
Conflict Journalism
Political journalism
Media literacy
Environmental journalism
Virtual reality and journalism
Social advertisement
Media and public diplomacy
Sports Journalism
Actual problems of modern journalism
Pedagogy and psychology
Social Media and Citizen Journalism
Political science

Semester 1

JOUR 104 - Manas Studies
JOUR 112 - Physical Training
J101 - Kyrgyz Language and Literature
J103 - Foreign Language (English Language)
J107 - Math and Informatics I
J109 - Fundamentals of Journalism I
J108 - Ecology, CMNS I
J105 - Creative Media Skills I
J102 - Russian Language

Semester 2

Kyrgyz Language and Literature
Russian Language
Foreign Language (English Language)
Ecology, CMNS II
Creative Media Skills II
Math and Informatics II
Fundamentals of Journalism II
Introduction to Communication Theory
Physical Training II

Semester 3

Kyrgyz Language and Literature II
Newswriting Skills I
Second Foreign Language (Turkish)
History of Journalism I
Creative Media Skills III
Media Technique and Technology I
Physical Training III

Semester 4

Newswriting Skills II
Second Foreign Language (Turkish) II
History of Journalism II
Creative Media Skills IV
Media Technique and Technology II
Kyrgyz language and literature 4
History of Kyrgyzstan
Geography of Kyrgyzstan
Physical training 4

Semester 5

Psychology and Sociology of Journalism
Public relations and advertising
Media Storytelling V (Radio)
Mass Communication Theory&Practice I
Media and Ethics
Media Technique and Technology (Television)
Elective course

Semester 6

Psychology and Sociology of Journalism
Introduction to Media Research Methods
Introduction to Research Methods
Journalistic Investigation
Mass Media Law
Elective course

Semester 7

Analytical Journalism
Intercultural Communication
Final state attestation
Sites, news agencies
Elective Course I
Elective Course II

Semester 8

International Journalsim
Final state attestation
Mass Communication Theory&Practice II
Elective Course I
Elective Course II

The graduates of this department will be requested in the media (newspapers, magazines, television, radio, news agencies, online media), publishing, press services, advertising and PR-agencies, both in our country and abroad.
They work as news writers, reporters, editors, producers, sports announcers, sports producers, technical writers and editors, magazine publishers, corporate communicators, Web managers, news anchors, photojournalists, reality show producers, copy editors, international correspondents, news managers, and more.

Student Profile
Age average: 20
Males: 33%
Females: 67%
International students: 0%

Languages of instruction: English.

Program Coordinator
Seitbek Tilekov
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