COURSE STRUCTURE

1.1  First Year Courses

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

CPR 1100

Communication Skills

3

COM 1200

Computer and Information Literacy

3

ZOO 1101

HIV/AIDS

3

CMJ 1201

Academic  and Professional Writing

3

CMJ 1102

Introduction to Communication

3

CPR 1202

Introduction to Advertising

3

CMJ 1103

Introduction to Print media

3

CMJ 1203

News Writing ad Reporting

3

CPR 1104

Public Speaking

3

CMJ 1204

Gender and Communication

3

CMJ 1105

Introduction to Broadcast Media

3

CMJ 1205

Kiswahili for Journalists

3

CMJ 1106

English for Journalists

3

CMJ 1206

Development Communication

3

1.2  Second Year Courses

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

ENS 2100

Environmental Skills

3

MAT 1200

Quantitative Skills

3

CPR 2101

Introduction to Public Relations

3

CMJ 2201

Gender and Communication

3

CMJ 2102

Audience Analysis

3

CMJ 2202

Mass Media and Politics

3

CMJ 2103

Introduction to Broadcast Production

3

CMJ 2203

Editing for Print Media

3

CMJ 2104

Introduction to Photography

3

CMJ 2204

Theories of Mass Communication

3

REL 2100

Philosophy and Critical Thinking

3

CMJ 2205

Mass Media and Society

3

CMJ 2106

Media Law and Ethics

3

SASS 2204

Ethnicity, Peace Relations and Nation Building in Kenya

3

Third Year(Broadcast Journalism Specialization Courses)

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

SAS 3105

Contemporary Gender Issues

3

BBM 3200

Entrepreneurship Skills

3

CMJ 3101

Broadcast Systems and Production Equipment

3

CMJ 3201

Scripting and Screenwriting

 

3

CMJ 3102

Writing for Radio and Television

3

CMJ 3202

Video Recording and Editing

3

CMJ 3103

Communication Research I

3

CMJ 3203

Broadcast News Production

3

CMJ 3104

Media House Management

3

CMJ 3204

Communication Research II

3

CMJ 3105

Online and Multimedia Communication

3

CMJ 3205

Advertising Design and Production

3

CMJ 3106

Investigative Journalism

3

CMJ 3206

Electronic News Gathering and Reporting

3

 

 

 

SAS 3206

Communication and Culture

3

 

Industrial Attachment

Eight Weeks

1.3  Fourth Year

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

CMJ 4101

Radio Production Process

3

CMJ 4201

Sports Broadcasting

3

CMJ 4102

Broadcast Announcing and Presentation

3

CMJ 4202

Broadcast feature and Documentary Production

3

CMJ 4103

Television Production process

3

CMJ 34203

Broadcast Programming 

3

CMJ 4104

Broadcast Commercials Production

3

CMJ 4204

Audio Production Techniques

3

CMJ 4105

Digital Graphics for Visual Communication

3

CMJ 4205

Communication Research  Project

3

CMJ 4106

Television Directing

3

CMJ 4206

Broadcast Practicum

3

 

ELECTIVE

 

 

ELECTIVE

 

1.4  Third Year(Print Journalism Specialization Courses)

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

CMJ 3103

Communication Research

3

CMJ 3204

Communication Research II

 

3

CMJ 3107

Media House Management

3

CMJ 3208

Photojournalism 

3

CMJ 3108

Online and Multimedia Journalism

3

 

CMJ 3209

Advertising Design and Production

3

CMJ 3109

Investigative Journalism

3

CMJ 3210

Newspaper Production

3

CMJ 3110

Creative Writing

3

CMJ 3211

Graphic Design and Page Layout

3

CMJ 3111

Feature Writing

3

CMJ 3212

News Sub-editing

3

 

 

3

 

BBM 3200

Entrepreneurship Skills

3

 

 

Industrial Attachment

Eight weeks

1.5  Fourth Year

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

Unit Code

Unit Title

Credit Hrs

CMJ 4107

Electronic Publishing and Design

3

CMJ 4205

Communication Research  Project

 

3

CMJ 4108

Environmental Reporting

3

CMJ 4208

Reporting Public Affairs

3

CMJ 4109

Opinion, Commentary and Editorial Writing

3

CMJ 4209

Health and Science Journalism

3

CMJ 4110

Sports Journalism

3

CMJ 4210

Business and Economic Reporting

 

3

CMJ 4111

Magazine Writing and Publishing

3

CMJ 4211

Freelance and Specialised Writing

 

3

CMJ 4112

Magazine Production and Editing

3

CMJ 4212

Print Practicum

3

 

ELECTIVE

 

 

ELECTIVE

 

1.6 ELECTIVES

Unit Code

Unit Title

CMJ 4213

International Communication

CMJ 4214

Web design for multimedia

CMJ 4215

Contemporary Issues in Communication

CMJ 4216

Community and Citizen Journalism

1.7 UCU-UNIVERSITY COMMON COURSES

Unit Code

Unit Title

CMJ 1100

Communication Skills

ZOO 1101

HIV/AIDS

COM 1200

Computer and Information Literacy

MAT 1200

Quantitative Skills

ENS 2100

Environmental Skills

REL 2100

Philosophy and Critical Thinking

BBM 3200

Entrepreneurship Skills

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