Bachelor in Communication Sciences

About the program
The first cycle studies program in Communication Sciences sets out an education for all students who are interested in building their professional careers, both in the public and the private sector in different areas in which information flow is done through various tools, as well as in communications and public relations. The program is designed to provide an intellectual and professional education for students, advance a variety of conceptual and perspective in communications and media, including new media as a direct result of technological developments in the field.
 
Bachelor program in Communication Sciences lasts three academic years, divided into six semesters, and includes a total of 180 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). 1 ECTS = 25 hours.
 
Students receive a diploma entitled "Bachelor in Communication Sciences ", after accomplishment.
 
Mission
The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences is to prepare qualified individuals in the field of journalism, communication, public relations and similar fields, through an educational philosophy that is based on universal values, as well as supporting scientific research, in order to implement ideas and projects that directly affect the improvement of human life and society at large, in accordance with modern technology developments in the field of communication.
 
Vision
The Department of Communication Sciences will bring innovation in training methodologies and preparing students through a good interweaving of theory and practice within contemporary conditions and opportunities. The academic staff is fully dedicated to its mission, in terms of changing global society and the rapid development of modern technologies involving media communication field. The department will encourage the students to love and respect their country and will support everyone's commitment to independent and free media, with a transparent and honest communication based on deontological principles of ethics.
 
Program Objectives
  • Preparing students equipped with contemporary knowledge in the field of journalism and communication;
  • Training students according to needs of labor market; 
  • Familiarize students with issues related to the field of journalism and communication;
  • Gain skills to collect, analyze and professional information reporting;
  • Knowing the ethics issues in reporting;
  • Integrating theory and practice to experience aspects related to field of study;
  • Providing a suitable environment for proper professional training of students; 
  • Increasing knowledge to use technology in gathering and distribution of news;
  • To understand the need of intercultural communication. 
 
Program Outcomes 
  • Learning basic concepts of communication;
  • Training students to inform public professionally;
  • Training students in analyzing social developments and explaining objectively to the audience;
  • Raising the student awareness about the importance of free information on functioning of  rule of law;
  • Developing critical thinking skills;
  • Understand the ethical dimensions of decisions that they are subject; 
  • To know importance public relations within public and private institutions;
  • Training about the correct use of facts;
 
Employment opportunities
Graduates of this program are communication specialists. They can work as journalists, editors, reporters, correspondents, audiovisual programs moderators, spokespersons, analysts or specialists in press and information offices, public relations offices, media advisors, or media executives.

Semester

1

  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 ALB 101 Albanian Language I Albanian B 64 64 4.00 5
2 COM 101 Introduction in Mass Communication Albanian B 48 53 3.00 4
3 PSY 103 Social psychology Albanian C 48 52 3.00 4
4 SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology Albanian C 48 54 3.00 4
5 HST 101 History of Albania Albanian B 48 52 3.00 4
6 COM 121 Public Relation Albanian B 48 52 3.00 4
7 EFL 101 English I English E 80 45 5.00 5
Total 384 372 24 30

Semester

2

  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 CMP 102 Basic Informatics Albanian E 48 77 3.00 5
2 COM 112 Media History Albanian B 48 81 3.00 5
3 COM 102 Communication Theories Albanian A 48 81 3.00 5
4 ALB 102 Albanian Language II Albanian B 64 62 4.00 5
5 LAW 112 Constitutional Law Albanian B 48 77 3.00 5
6 Albanian Elective Albanian D 0 0 3.00 5
Total 256 378 19 30

Semester

3

  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 COM 213 Economic Journalism Albanian B 48 88 3.00 5
2 COM 203 Communication Philosophy Albanian B 48 81 3.00 5
3 COM 201 Bases of Semiotics Albanian A 48 76 3.00 5
4 COM 211 News Writing and Reporting I Albanian B 80 48 4.00 5
5 PLS 101 Introduction to Political Sciences Albanian C 48 77 3.00 5
6 LAW 111 Public Law Albanian B 48 77 3.00 5
Total 320 447 19 30

Semester

4

  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 SOC 202 Statistics for Social Sciences Albanian A 48 77 3.00 5
2 COM 214 Editing Methods Albanian B 48 78 3.00 5
3 COM 212 News Writing and Reporting II Albanian B 80 46 4.00 5
4 COM 216 News Agencies Albanian B 48 76 3.00 5
5 COM 204 Communication Elements Albanian A 48 77 3.00 5
6 Albanian Elective Albanian D 0 0 3.00 5
Total 272 354 19 30

Semester

5

  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 COM 303 Media Ethics and Legislation Albanian B 48 74 3.00 5
2 COM 305 Research Methods and Academic Writing Albanian A 48 77 3.00 5
3 COM 321 Media Marketing Albanian B 48 77 3.00 5
4 COM 307 Professional Practice Albanian E 48 77 3.00 5
5 COM 301 Introduction to Speech Analysis Albanian B 48 77 3.00 5
6 Albanian Elective Albanian D 0 0 3.00 5
Total 240 382 18 30

Semester

6

  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 COM 304 Public Speaking Albanian B 48 102 3.00 6
2 COM 312 Interviewing Albanian B 48 102 3.00 6
3 COM 398 Dissertation Albanian F 48 102 3.00 6
4 COM 306 Translation Theories Albanian B 48 98 3.00 6
5 Albanian Elective Albanian D 0 0 3.00 5
Total 192 404 15 29

Elective Courses

Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
COM 252 Print and Online Media Albanian D 48 77 3.00 5
COM 351 Organization Communication Albanian D 48 77 3.00 5
COM 352 Political Communication Albanian D 48 102 3.00 6
COM 353 Intercultural and Interpersonal Communication Albanian D 48 77 3.00 5
COM 354 Human Resources Management Albanian D 48 102 3.00 6
HST 302 History of Civilizations Albanian D 48 102 3.00 6
PIR 102 Introduction to International Relations Albanian D 48 102 3.00 6
PIR 301 Integration History and EU Institutions Albanian D 48 77 3.00 5
PLS 302 History of Political Thought Albanian D 48 102 3.00 6
EFL 103 Advanced English I English E 80 51 5.00 5
EFL 102 English Language II English E 128 2 8.00 5
EFL 104 Advanced English II English C 80 55 5.00 5