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JOU 100 Introduction to Communication
In this introductory course, we examine radio, cinema, television, and the internet in a wider historical/social context as technologies that have largely influenced economic, cultural and social developments in the modern world. In this context, journalism emerged as a function, social phenomenon, and professional activity.
The invention of the printing press is viewed as an important breakthrough in shaping the modern Western world. The Italian Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the French Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, the Nuclear Revolution as well as the information revolution are examined as communication developments that shaped modern societies. 

JOU 102 Journalism and Technology
The course explores the important changes that the journalism industry has experienced in connection with wider technological, social and cultural upheavals that overturn information flows and consumption patterns. In particular, the digital age recommends multiple reversals in news editing and distribution models. In addition, this course examines the potential of different technologies in the production and distribution of media content. At the same time, it explores the roles of users in search engines within digital environments. Also, it provides basic capabilities for designing news applications through digital tools available to students.

JOU 211 Journalism Ethics
This course examines some of the basic principles that have influenced codes and behaviors of professional journalists as news providers. The course explores the concepts of truth and objectivity. Furthermore, it examines journalistic dependencies and incompatibilities in media markets. Students get acquainted with professional codes of conduct along with European Communication Guidelines that European journalists use as a standard framework for practicing journalism. 

JOU 151 Quantitative Data Analysis in Journalism
The course examines the basic principles of statistical analysis of social and journalistic data. It focuses on techniques that are available not only to social scientists but also to media professionals (journalists, analysts, presenters, etc.) who collect data, turn them into variables, analyze them and present them to different segments of consumers. The course presents some of the methods and techniques of quantitative analysis which enhance our understanding of the world. 

JOU 212 and JOU 213 News Writing Ι and ΙΙ
Those two courses provide a foundation of journalistic writing as students become acquainted with different types of news narratives and popular media discourses. The classes familiarize students with journalistic forms of expression as they learn to follow general rules of grammar, syntax while evolving into competent writers and storytellers.

JOU 214 Reporting Ι and JOU 314 Reporting ΙΙ
These courses present journalistic research techniques, beginning with interviewing, news selection criteria, searching for sources and moving on to news writing and distribution. To train future journalists, this course provides the background for critical evaluation of complex social issues and media agenda, and the production of simple and coherent news stories. Students are expected to acquire professional skills while becoming competent in identifying newsworthy information and producing quality news content.

JOU 301 Journalism in Cyprus
The course examines the history of Cypriot journalism, the first newspapers in the country, the leading journalists, the establishment of Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation, as well as the latest developments in electronic, audiovisual media and the internet. In addition, the course focuses on the modern media industries across the digital content industry, their interaction with Cypriot society, and the prospects of the digital media market, including organizations that provide entertainment content. 

JOU 311 New Media and Alternative Journalism
This course examines the emergence of new forms of journalism that evolve within the contexts of traditional media as well as in hybrid media environments. As autonomous journalists work outside mainstream media settings, new forms of journalism gain ground, triggering new waves of digital experimentation both in content production and distribution. Journalistic transformations include new professional practices that apply pressure on traditional organizations while encouraging new influences to users, consumers and independent producers of digital content. 

JOU 381 Political Communication
The course examines how political institutions have evolved both geographically and culturally. This course examines how political cultures respond to the emerging needs of modern societies. Political parties coexist with the media, developing symbiotic relationships, which inevitably shape political environments. Often, this coexistence between political parties and media institutions is described as a digital, tele-democracy. This particular institutional symbiosis concerns citizens and parties as it shapes modern democracies. 

JOU 382 Media influences and Theory
The course examines social science theories and models as systematic processes through which scientists ask questions and promote scientific knowledge. The course presents the effects and uses of media across different audiences. Although social scientists present a rich body of information about traditional, mass media, there is an emerging body of evidence that applies to 21st century developments that apply to emerging digital media and their effects on global users and consumers of information. 

JOU 315 Radio
This course familiarizes students with audio production. Furthermore, students become acquainted with the basics of radio production, that is collecting, editing and producing content for radio audiences. Students acquire hands-on experience and technical training that get them involved in all aspects of radio production – preparation, research, editing, dissemination. 

JOU 450 Data Journalism
In the digital era, the role of algorithmic data has emerged as a key factor in the production and dissemination of information. Furthermore algorithmic data influence processes of creation and dissemination of journalistic content. As artificial intelligence applications emerge an important factor defining information paths and forms of interaction between digital content and consumers, journalists and producers of digital content are invited to understand the nature of algorithmic functions in the context of digital interactions. 

JOU 401 Sports Journalism
The course examines the features of contemporary sports journalism (press, radio, television, internet). It examines the role and practices of sports journalists in the wider social environment (racial and gender discrimination, juvenile delinquency, etc.). It also provides the necessary knowledge and skills for the production and editing of various forms of sports reporting. 

JOU 457 Journalism and Images
This course explains the role of the image in the production of journalistic content, the role of photographs in print and online journalism and presents the historical evolution of film and video in relation to the history of journalism. 
 
JOU 453 Research Methods in Communication
The course aims at familiarising students with the basic quantitative and qualitative methods and research techniques applied to the broader field of communication. In this context, various forms of interviews, media content and discourse analysis as well as field and new sroom analysis are presented. The methodological tools provide important techniques for collecting primary data that is useful both for media professionals and for social scientists in communication.

JOU 481 Media and Society
The course explores the different forms of entertainment which are promoted by media industries as forms of popular culture. At the same time, the connections among journalistic content and popular culture are examined. The course explores various cultural industries as leisure entertainment while examining the intersection between journalism, infotainment and entertainment as content that blends together in hybrid digital formations.

JOU 458 Television Journalism
The course provides a theoretical and technical foundation for developing news content for television. In terms of theory, it presents the key characteristics of television news genres from the early days of broadcast news until today. Furthermore, the course provides laboratory experience training students in all aspects of news gathering, editing and disseminating news.