What is Journalism?

If you are curious by nature, like to investigate and analyze information, want to report information objectively, love all forms of communication, like to express your point of view, then this major is surely for you!

Why study Journalism at AUT?

AUT adopts the latest trends in journalism and media including e-reporting, web news, and multimedia. The program is formulated to give you training in gathering, analyzing & organizing information for effective communication, excellence in Arabic and English objective reporting, news editing, information analysis, data search, interview skills, TV and radio program hosting and other areas needed in media today.

It also includes workshops on specific topics given by professional journalists and media experts and requires you to spend internship periods at major TV networks, print media and digital media companies

Where do I find work?

Our program, which includes 99 credits, trains you to work in all types of media including TV networks, radio stations, newspapers, magazines, the  Internet, digital and social media, and in public relations and marketing companies, universities and other institutions that need to publish and broadcast news and information.

“All things must be examined, debated, investigated without exception and without regard for anyone’s feelings.”

Denis Diderot

Journalism Program – (101 Credits)

General Education Requirements26 Credits 
Code# CourseTitleCrPrerequisites
Group A : Language and Communication (12 credits)
ENG260English Language Skills I (ENG 200 – English Writing Skills)3Placement
ENG280English Language Skills II (ENG 203 – English Communication I)3 
ENG305Research Methodology (ENG 204 – English Communication II)3ENG203
BUS210Business Communication Skills (COM 210 – Communication & Presentation Skills)3ENG203
Group B : General Business & Humanities (7 credits)
ENT301Start-up Business Entrepreneurship 3 
HUM212AUT Cultural Plus1 
HUM318Human Rights3ENG 203
Group C : Arts & Social Sciences (3 credits)
ART205Arts Contemporary 3 
HUM210Arts Appreciation3 
HUM211Music Appreciation3 
POL202Globalization and Political Change3ENG 203
SOC202Justice, Society and Gender3ENG 203
Group D : Mathematics, Science and Technology (3 credits)
HLT210Health and Wellness3 
NTR201Introduction to Nutrition3ENG 203
Group E : Health and Physical Education (1 credits)
PED.Physical Education1 
Core Requirements all COM Majors18 Credits 
CodeCourse #TitleCrPrerequisites
AVP200Principles of Visual Communication3Co. ENG203
AVP209Principles of Video Editing3AVP200
AVP225Principles of Storytelling3ENG203
COM206Principles of Photography3 
COM207Performance for TV & Film3 
COM365Media Law & Ethics3ENG204
Major Course Requirements51 creditsGrade must be C or higher in every Major Course
CodeCourse #TitleCrPrerequisites
ARA201Arabic Communication Skills I3 
AVP204Audio and Video Workshop3 
COM251Communication Media & Society3 
COM311Media and Politics3ENG204
COM315Journalism and Social Media3 
COM316Writing for Broadcast Media3ENG204
COM325Feature and Magazine Writing3ENG203
COM405Newspaper Editing and Layout3 
COM410Professional and Public Speaking3ENG203
COM425Media in Lebanon & Middle East3ENG204
COM498Internship3Senior Standing
COM499Senior Study / Project3Senior Standing
JRN330Investigative and Field-based Journalism3ENG204
JRN340Data Journalism3ENG204
HIS200History of Modern Lebanon3 
POL202Globalization & Political Change3ENG203
Elective (200 level or above from COM, AVP, JRN or FLM)3 Credits 
Required Language Elective (any language not ENG or ARA)3 Credits