1 M.A. Programme in Mass Communication Improved Programme for Programme Title Master of Arts Programme in Mass Communication 2. Degree Full Title: Abbreviated Title: Master of Arts (Mass Communication) M.A. (Mass Communication) 3. Responsible Agency Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication Thammasat University 4. Philosophy and Objectives Journalism and mass communication is a profession that has a very important role and responsibility towards individuals and society. Advanced and wide-ranging knowledge, expertise and experience are needed to make this profession progress in consistent with needs and conditions of Thai society that have been changing all the time. M.A. programme in Mass Communication, Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, focuses on making students specialized in research, both qualitative and quantitative, on mass communication that they can use to develop policy making and communication planning for projects to develop the country in terms of economy, politics, government, society, education, public health and culture, for example. However, although communication has become more important widely in Thailand, efforts to use it for development of the country have not been effective as it should. Various development projects did not achieve their goals as planned significantly because of the lack of policy making and planning on communication at both macro and micro level. In addition, knowledge and understanding in terms of theory, techniques, policy and practice concerning use of communication for development is not enough and as completed as it should because of the lack of serious and credible scientific research. Opening an M.A. Programme in Mass Communication will help close this gap and greatly support development of the country. Graduates from this M.A. Programme could apply this knowledge to develop policy making and planning on communication and conduct a communication profession in general deeply in term of research, and could also practice as a specialist in mass communication according to their interest and skill. Moreover, graduates from this M.A. Programme will have good knowledge background on research that they could use to apply in various development projects and could be as the academic knowledge base at higher level. The Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, Thammasat University, at present, has the capacity in terms of personnel and academic resources ready to open this M.A. Programme in Mass Communication. Research to discover new knowledge in various fields is a major factor that makes Thammasat University famous and being recognized in social science academic role. Consistent with mass communication education at graduate level, this M.A. Programme in Mass Communication not only makes the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication an education centre to develop knowledge on mass communication at national level but also creates a good opportunity for the Faculty to coordinate, cooperate and share academic products with other education institutes, inside and outside of the country; that is the reason of opening this programme.
2 Objectives 1. To prepare students with academic knowledge, skills and experience on theories of mass communication research, both qualitative and quantitative, to apply for planning communication jobs that is consistent with needs and problems in Thai society at present. 2. To produce personnel with knowledge and ability to work at executive level in term of communication policy and planning, communication for development and communication research, in various organisations in the country for more benefits to society and common interests. 3. To promote academic and professional progress in mass communication in Thailand through interdisciplinary approach. 4. To prepare personnel who have appropriate knowledge, responsibility and qualifications to conduct a profession in mass communication and develop communication activities in general for more benefits to society. 5. Tuition Opening From Tuition Year 2007 onward. 6. Entry Requirements 6.1 Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor Degree from a higher education institute recognised by Thammasat University Council. 6.2 Applicants must pass examination according to University s proclamation. 6.3 Government officials and state enterprise staffs whose agencies show that there is an urgent need of personnel for development policy planning and research on communication may receive special consideration. 7. Applicants Selection 7.1 Applicants are selected through tests, both written examination and interview, according to a proclamation of the university. 7.2 Result of English language test, either TU-GET or TOEFL or IELTS, taken no more than 2 years before the date of application is also taken into consideration. 8. Modes of Studies 8.1 M.A. Programme in Mass Communication is a multi-semesters night education. 8.2 The course is divided into 2 plans: Plan A, Type A2, is an education plan that involves studying by subject and thesis. Students who choose this plan must study and pass examination at least 45 credits which comprises of 15 credits of Compulsory Subjects, 9 credits of Specific Group Subjects, 9 credits of Free Elective Subject and 12 credits for thesis Plan B is an education plan that focuses on studying by subject without having to write a dissertation but have to study the Independent Research subject instead. 8.3 Students who had never studied Journalism or Communication Arts, must study 2 prerequisite courses that are necessary for studying at master degree level for 6 credits: JC 500 Principle of Communication 2 Credits JC 501 Introduction to Applied Statistics for Communication Research 2 Credits JC 502 Laws and Ethics in Mass Communication 2 Credits These prerequisite courses must be studied in the summer semester before the first semester. Assessment of these 3 prerequisite courses is divided into P (Passed) and N (Not Passed), which would appear in transcript of the students but credits and grade from these subjects would not be counted in the programme.
3 8.4 Comprehensive Examination Plan A Type A2: Students would be eligible to take a comprehensive examination only when they pass examination of the prerequisite courses, register and study 15 credits of compulsory courses and 9 credits of specific group courses with an average accumulated grade of 3.00 and must pass this examination with P within 3 times of taking the examination otherwise their names would be withdrawn from the student registration. Plan B: Students would be eligible to take a comprehensive examination only when they pass examination of the prerequisite courses, register and study 15 credits of Compulsory courses, 9 credits of specific group courses, 15 credits of free elective courses and 6 credits of Independent Study. They would be allowed to take this examination in the first semester that they are to complete their education and must pass this examination with P within 3 times of taking the examination otherwise their names would be withdrawn from the Student Registration. 8.5 Thesis (in case students choose Plan A Type A2) Students will be eligible to do thesis only when they have: studied no less than 4 ordinary semesters, passed all Prerequisite Subjects, Compulsory Subjects, Specific Group Subjects and Free Elective Subjects as required by the programme accumulated no less than 33 credits, an average accumulated grade no less than 3.00, passed Comprehensive Examination with P, passed foreign language test, Thesis advisors are divided into 2 types: 1) Principal Thesis Advisor must be a permanent lecturer with Ph.D. or equivalent, or has an academic position not lower than Associate Professor in that subject matter or a related subject, and must have experiences in doing research that is not a part of education to obtain a degree. 2) Co- Advisor (if there is) must be a permanent lecturer, or an external expert who has a Ph.D. or equivalent, or have experiences in doing research that is not a part of education to obtain a degree Thesis examiners must consist of a permanent lecturer and an external expert. These permanent lecturer and external expert must have a Ph.D. or equivalent or hold an academic position not lower than Associate Professor in that subject matter or a related subject, and must have experiences in doing research that is not a part of education to obtain a degree Thesis examination must be conducted according to Thammasat University regulation concerning post-graduate education B.E.2541 and Thammasat University regulation concerning thesis B.E Students must pass English language test with P before having thesis examination. Details about foreign language test must follow Thammasat University regulation concerning foreign language test for post-graduate education B.E Students must prepare a thesis article that is ready for publication in an academic journal or a symposium report. 8.6 Independent Research (in case students choose Plan B) Students would be eligible to register to conduct an independent research only when they have: studied to obtain no less than 39 credits, passed 15 credits of Compulsory Subjects, 9 credits of Specific Group Subjects and 15 credits of Free Elective Subjects, obtained an average accumulated grade no less than 3.00, Students would be eligible to have an Independent Study examination only when they passed a foreign language test. Qualifications and components of an
4 Independent Study Advisory Committee are the same as those for the Thesis Advisors in Independent research examination is to be conducted by presentation in a meeting and an interview. The examination committee consists of advisory committee that includes a Principal Advisor, a chairperson and a person within or outside of the university appointed by the Master Degree Committee. 8.7 Students must pass a foreign language test with P (Passed), without counting credits, according to Thammasat University s regulation concerning foreign language test for post-graduate education B.E Course Duration Students must complete their studies within 14 ordinary semesters. 10. Enrollment In each semester, students can enrol to study subjects and/or do thesis at least 3 credits, but not exceeding 9 credits. Details about enrolment for other education are to follow Thammasat University s regulation concerning post-graduate education B.E Assessment and Degree Requirements 11.1 Assessment - The assessment is divided into 9 levels as follows: Level A A- B+ B B- C+ C D F Grade Credits are to be counted only for the courses that a student obtains S or no less than C. Credits from any subjects that students obtain D or F, whether they are Compulsory Subject or Free Elective Subject, would be counted every time in the calculation for an average grade for that particular semester and overall GPA. - Assessment of thesis is divided into 2 levels, that are S (Satisfied) and U (Unsatisfied). - Assessment of Independent Study is divided into 2 levels, that are S (Satisfied) and U (Unsatisfied) with no level. - Assessment of Prerequisite Subjects, Comprehensive Examination, and Foreign Language Test is divided into 2 levels, that are P (Passed) and N (Not Passed). - Other conditions are to be according to Thammasat University s regulation concerning Post-Graduate Education B.E they: 11.2 Graduation Students are eligible to be awarded Master of Arts (Mass Communication) when - have studied subjects as required by the programme and observed all conditions set up by Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication with GPA no less than obtain P for Comprehensive Examination, - obtain S for Thesis Examination (in case that they choose Plan A, Type A2) - obtain S for Independent Study Examination (in case they choose Plan B), - obtain P for Foreign Language Test, and - Their thesis must be published, or recognised and published in part or as a whole in an academic journal or publication, or presented in a symposium with proceeding (in case the students choose Plan A Type A2).
5 12. Estimated Costs Costs for producing a post-graduate in this programme is approximately 40,000 Baht per student per year. 13. The Course Graduate study for Master of Arts in Mass Communication focuses on academic training and practice with interdisciplinary approach and basic course in behavioural study. Master degree course outline emphasizes studying, conceptual analysis, theories and research on mass communication and related social sciences,that can be applied for specific academic subject matter and profession. In subject level, this course focuses on training in terms of theories, techniques, research and practice that can be used to solve communication problems in society. This course is divided into 2 plans that students can choose one of their interests. Plan A Type A2 is the plan that involves studying by subject and thesis. Plan B is the plan that involves studying by subject without having to do a thesis but students have to study a subject that requires self research, which is JC 700 Independent Study, instead of doing a thesis. Subjects in this course can be divided into 3 groups, that are Compulsory Subjects, Specific Group Subjects and Free Elective Subjects: 13.1 Compulsory Subjects are subjects that all students are required to study. These Compulsory Subjects study social science research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, that would be applied for communication Specific Group Subjects are subjects that students need to study by focusing on a specific subject group according to their talent or interest. In this early stage, the M.A. Programme in Mass Communication will provide 2 subject groups: Communication Policy and Planning Group focuses on studying structure, duties and communication policy and planning process, particularly communication policy methods at micro and macro level that benefit projects for development of the country and action projects in both public and private sector in general Development Communication Group focuses on studying theories, process, techniques and policies related to use of communication for benefits of country development Free Elective Subjects are subjects that directly support students learning project and are wide ranging. Each student is required to select Free Elective Subjects in the faculty and from other related faculties, such as political science, economics, social science and humanities, commerce and accounting, social welfare and psychology, for example, depending on his/her interest and learning project Total credit for the whole course must be no less than 45 credits Course structure is divided into 2 plans: Plan A Type A2 Compulsory Subjects 15 credits Specific Group Subjects 9 credits Free Elective Subjects 9 credits Thesis 12 credits Total 45 credits Plan B Compulsory Subjects 15 credits Specific Group Subjects 9 credits Free Elective Subjects 15 credits Independent Study 6 credits Total 45 credits
6 13.6 Criteria for subject codes Subject codes in this course have the following meanings. Singles represent subject number in each subject group 0-2 represents Prerequisite Subjects 0-4 represents Compulsory Subjects 0-9 represents Specific Group Subjects 5-9 represents Free Elective Subjects Tens represent subject groups 0 represents Prerequisite Subject Group 1 represents Compulsory Subject Group 2 represents Communication Policy and Planning Subject Group 3 represents Communication for Development Subject Group 4-9 represents Free Elective Subject Group Hundreds represent numbers indicating level of subject 5 represents Prerequisite level subjects 6 represents Master degree level subjects 7 represents Independent Study 8 represents Thesis 13.7 Course Description Prerequisite Subjects (Lecture-Practice-Self Study) JC 500 Principle of Communication 2 (2-0-6) JC 501 Introduction to Applied Statistics for Communication Research 2 (2-0-6) JC 502 Laws and Ethics in Mass Communication 2 (2-0-6) Basic Complimentary Courses Students choosing Plan A Type A2 and Plan B must study 5 Compulsory Subjects with 15 credits as follows: (Lecture-Practice-Self Study) JC 600 Applied Theories of Mass Communication 3 (3-0-9) JC 611 Communication Research Method 3 (3-0-9) JC 612 Applied Statistics for Communication Research 3 (3-0-9) JC 613 Communication Research Design 3 (3-0-9) JC 614 Data analysis and Interpretation in Communication Research 3 (3-0-9) Specific Group Subjects Students choosing Plan A Type A2 and Plan B select to study 3 subjects with 9 credits from a subject group as follows: Communication Policy and Planning Subject Group (Lecture-Practice-Self Study) JC 620 Communication Policy 3 (3-0-9) JC 621 Communication Planning 3 (3-0-9) JC 622 Seminar in Communication Policy and Planning 3 (3-0-9)
7 Communication for Development Subject Group (Lecture-Practice-Self Study) JC 630 Principle and Strategies of Development Communication 3 (3-0-9) JC 631 Media Production for Development 3 (3-0-9) JC 639 Seminar in Development Communication 3 (3-0-9) Free Elective Subjects Students with Plan A Type A2 can choose to study any subject in the faculty totalling 9 credits or choose to study a Master Degree level subject from other faculty with no more than 3 credits. Students with Plan B, on the other hand, can choose to study subjects in the faculty up to 15 credits or choose to study a Master Degree level subject from other faculty with no more than 3 credits. Free Elective Subjects available are as follows: (Lecture-Practice-Self Study) JC 645 Mass Communication and Society 3 (3-0-9) JC 646 International Communication 3 (3-0-9) JC 647 Organizational Communication and Management 3 (3-0-9) JC 648 Communication for the Environment and Health 3 (3-0-9) JC 649 Seminar in Journalism 3 (3-0-9) JC 655 Qualitative Research in Communication 3 (3-0-9) JC 656 Marketing Communication 3 (3-0-9) JC 657 Mass Media and Politics in Thailand 3 (3-0-9) JC 658 Seminar in Thai Rural Communication 3 (3-0-9) JC 659 Seminar in Public Relations 3 (3-0-9) JC 679 Seminar in Broadcasting 3 (3-0-9) JC 689 Seminar in Film 3 (3-0-9) JC 698 Seminar in Communication Research 3 (3-0-9) JC 699 Selected Topics in Communication 3 (3-0-9) Independent Study JC 700 Independent Study 8 (6-0-12) Thesis JC 800 Thesis 12 PLAN A TYPE A2 Study Plan Year 1 Semester 1 JC 600 Applied Theories of Mass Communication 3 JC 611 Communication Research Method 3 JC 612 Applied Statistics for Communication Research 3 Total 9 Year 1 Semester 2 JC 613 Designing Communication Research 3
8 JC 614 Data analysis and Communication Research Conversion 3 JC. Specific Group Subject 3 Total 9 Year 2 Semester 1 JC Two Specific Group Subjects 6 JC Free Elective Subject within or outside of the faculty 3 Total 9 Year 2 Semester 2 JC Two Specific Group Subjects 6 Total 6 Comprehensive Test Year 3 Semester 1 JC 800 Thesis 6 Total 6 Year 3 Semester 2 JC 800 Thesis 6 Total 6 PLAN B Year 1 Semester 1 JC 600 Applied Theories of Mass Communication 3 JC 611 Communication Research Methods 3 JC 612 Applied Statistics for Communication Research 3 Total 9 Year 1 Semester 2 JC 613 Communication Research Design 3 JC 614 Data analysis and Interpretation of Communication Research 3 JC. Specific Group Subject 3 Total 9 Year 2 Semester 1 JC Two Specific Group Subjects 6 JC Free Elective Subject within or outside of the faculty 3 Total 9 Year 2 Semester 2 JC Two Free Elective Subjects in the faculty 6 Total 6
9 Year 3 Semester 1 JC Two Free Elective Subjects in the faculty 6 Total 6 Year 3 Semester 2 JC 700 Independent Study 6 Total 6 Course Description Prerequisite Subjects JC 500 Principle of Communication 2 Credits This subject studies principle, role and importance of communication between human beings in society, intra-communication, inter-communication, communication in organization and mass communication. (Two hours lecture per week) JC 501 Introduction to Applied Statistics for Communication Research 2 Credits This subject studies Introductory Statistics for Communication Research, including basic statistical methods that combine Descriptive Statistics and Inferential Statistics. This subject puts emphasis on making students gain knowledge and ability to explain characters of population or sample group to be studied, being able to look for relations between existing characters, behaviours and phenomenon, including being able to summarize some characters of the sample population by testing assumption. In addition, this subject aims to make students being able to choose appropriate Inferential Statistics. Introduction to statistics aims to make students being able to use the knowledge they gain as a tool for communication research and in other subject matters of behaviourism. (Two hours lecture per week) JC 502 Laws and Ethics in Mass Communication 2 Credits This subject studies laws related to various forms of mass communication, including radio, television, newspaper, movie and ethics of mass communicators towards their profession and society. (Two hours lecture per week) Compulsory Subjects (15 Credits) JC 600 Applied Theories of Mass Communication 3 Credits This subject studies and analyzes concepts, assumptions and theories related to communication process and changes of human behaviours from micro to macro level. At macro level, it focuses on analysis of mass communication structure and process both within and between various social systems. At micro level, it focuses on analysis of individuals process to communicate meanings, such as knowing and interpretation of messages, formation and changes of attitude, learning and understanding the balance of thought. This subject not only explores and analyzes findings from academic studies in communication, but also train students to have knowledge and understanding of techniques, methods and problems in the creation of social theories, so that they can apply them with communication science. Particularly, it focuses on defining concepts, definitions, assumptions, reasons and systematization of communication concepts.
10 JC 611 Communication Research Methods 3 Credits This subject studies methods for social research that are used to research on communication, focusing on applying quantitative methods in the analysis of communication process and effectiveness. This subject aims to provide students knowledge and capacity to come up with research questions, create assumption and theories, and determine definitions, concepts, techniques used in organizing and designing research work, random sampling, questionnaire designing, information analysis and interpretation, and report writing. In addition, students will be trained on writing outline for practice methods and research outline. JC 612 Applied Statistics for Communication Research 3 Credits Prerequisite Subject: JC 501 or as approved by the lecturer This subject studies statistics, both parametric and nonparametric, that can be applied for communication research, with particular emphasis on studying multi-layered relations, multi-level linear detraction, variable analysis, common variable analysis, component analysis and other related matters. JC 613 Communication Research Design 3 Credits Prerequisite Subject: JC 611 This subject studies forms and procedure for communication research, putting emphasis on quantitative analysis, messenger, content, message receiver and effectiveness of communication. Various research methods, such as survey and appropriate detailed experiment, and ethics in communication would be considered. JC 614 Data Analysis and Interpretation in Communication Research Prerequisite Subject: JC 611 and JC 612 or as approved by the lecturer. This subject studies and applies Statistical Models, such as analysis of variations, multi-layer detraction equation and component analysis, for example, to explain communication phenomenon according to principle and theories in communication, using ready-made social science programme to analyze data for conversion to address research assumptions. Specific Group Subjects Communication Policy and Planning Subject Group JC 620 Communication Policy 3 Credits This subject studies principle and process in policy making and communication planning in general, analyze relations between policies, goals, objectives, cause and social values related to communication policy. The subject studies characters and content of communication policy at all levels from micro to macro level, role and influence of various institutes in society in making communication policy, making comparative analysis of various types of communication, by focusing on making students to be able to apply their knowledge and understanding in present Thai society, and analysis of methods and problems in communication service according to communication policy at all levels. JC 621 Communication Planning 3 Credits Prerequisite Subject: JC 620 This subject studies in details and in depth planning theories, steps in planning, techniques and forms in communication planning at all levels from the level of project, mass media institute, ministry, country to international level. This subject puts emphasis on
11 studying details in planning development of communication and society. In addition, it studies project development and implementation of project in form of work plan, evaluation according to the plan and analysis of problems and obstacles in planning communication in Thailand. JC 629 Seminar in Communication Policy and Planning 3 Credits Prerequisite Subject: JC 621 Seminar in this subject will be about theories, strategies and techniques that are applied in policy making and communication planning at all levels, focusing on analysis of problems and obstacles in using theories and techniques for planning policy and work plan of communication projects in Thai society, such as system analysis, cost analysis and CERT, for example. Students will be assigned to present and implement projects that use techniques for making appropriate policy and work plan. Communication for Development Subject Group JC 630 Principles and Strategies for Development Communication 3 Credits This subject studies theories and principles in development communication, media and strategies for using various types of media to support development in politics, economy, society and culture, and studies methods for planning development project, content presentation and assessment of communication effectiveness. JC 631 Media Production for Development 3 Credits Prerequisite Subject: JC 630 This subject studies principles, techniques and methods for production of various types of media for developing, analysing and selecting communication materials that are appropriate for promoting development at macro and micro level, focusing on production, test and assessment of that communication product. JC 639 Seminar in Development Communication 3 Credits Prerequisite Subject: JC 631 This seminar will be about use of various types of communication in terms of theory and practice in development of the country effectively and ethically, including analysis of plan and project to use communication for development in the way that is appropriate for realities in society, and ethical communication. Free Elective Subjects JC 645 Mass Communication and Society 3 Credits This subject studies relations between mass communication institutes and society, focusing on analysis of political, legal, economic and social factors and restrictions that affect rights and freedom of mass media and news distribution by mass media, including ethics of mass media. In addition, the subject studies role and effectiveness of mass media on evolution of Thai society and culture, and vice versa studies influence of society on structure, systems and operation of mass media as well.
12 JC 646 International Communication 3 Credits This subject studies philosophy, concepts and laws related to international communication and impacts from political, economic, social and cultural factors on mass communication affairs at both national and international level. JC 647 Organizational Communication and Management 3 Credits This subject studies various components of all types of communication organizations, such as newspaper, radio broadcasting, radio, television, news agency and new media organizations, focusing on studying organizational communication techniques used to communicate with staffs, employees, customers, partners, government and general public that are related to the organization both directly and indirectly. JC 648 Communication for Environment and Health 3 Credits This subject studies systems for production, collection and distribution of news and knowledge about the environment and health through mass communication and other media in order to educate and create good knowledge, understanding and attitude among the people, focusing on studying theories and research outcomes related to mass communication and environment conservation and health. JC 649 Seminar in Journalism 3 Credits This subject studies role and problems in journalism that affect society, comparing with characters and trend of news and news presentation by various types of mass media, and studies relations between news work process and political, economic, social, educational and cultural factors and environment, focusing on importance of new work philosophy and related theories and ethics. JC 655 Qualitative Research in Communication 3 Credits This subject studies techniques for qualitative research that is used in communication work in order to gain in-depth data about attitudes, beliefs, inspiration and behaviours of consumers. It aims at making students gain knowledge and ability in qualitative research process, including training, analysis and reporting of outcomes of qualitative research. JC 656 Marketing Communication 3 Credits This subject studies strategies for communication with target groups to obtain marketing efficiency and effectiveness, from meaning of marketing communication, importance of studying behaviours of consumers that affect marketing communication, morality of marketing communicators, and tools for various forms of marketing communication, such as advertisement, public relations, direct advertisement and sale promotion. JC 657 Mass Media and Politics in Thailand 3 Credits This subject studies and analyzes relations between mass communication systems and political systems in the past, present and future, focusing on theories and research related to changes and evolution of high technologies in mass communication and telecommunication, policy making, structure, control role and duties, impacts on political systems, political
13 environment, political life and consciousness, and political development at both macro and micro level. JC 659 Seminar in Thai Rural Communication 3 Credits This seminar will be about roles of various types of communication in terms of both utilisation and production that is consistent with conditions and problems in Thai rural area, including social, economic, political and cultural influence and factors that affect organization, structure and resource allocation in communication that is appropriate for rural Thailand. JC 669 Seminar in Public Relations 3 Credits This seminar uses examples of real public relation events by both government and private agencies in the country and in foreign countries, including use of simulated situations in order to make students familiar with various public relation situations, understand problems and learn strategies and ways to solve problems used by public relations personnel in those agencies in real situations. JC 679 Seminar in Broadcasting 3 Credits This seminar analyses roles, duties, contents, technology and impacts of broadcasting radio and television, organization arrangement, control of broadcasting radio and television that affects situations and environment in globalization era, such as economy, society, education and politics. JC 689 Seminar in Film 3 Credits This subject studies principles, components, concepts and influence of movie in communication, including impacts of movie on society. JC 698 Seminar in Communication Research 3 Credits This seminar involves research methods, forms, analysis and research report writing, including planning and administration of communication research projects, focusing on importance of planning and analysis of research projects on specific persons or groups. JC 699 Selected Topics in Communication 3 Credits This subject studies forms of lecture, seminar, workshop, research and report writing on topics or issues in communication, focusing on in-depth study of certain problems specifically so that students can write study report or term paper. Independent Study JC 700 Independent Study 6 Credits Prerequisite Subject: Students must pass examination on all subjects as required in this programme. Students are required to present a report of in-depth study in communication on issues related to their chosen subject group. This subject focuses on ability to organize thought system from beginning of the project until the goal of study is achieved according to the outline of study project. This report consists of text about subject of study, objectives, goals
14 and study methods presented systematically so that they can lead to conclusion or useful recommendations. Thesis JC 800 Thesis 12 Credits Students are required to carry out an in-depth study in communication on issue related to their chosen subject group. Emphasis is on research under supervision of thesis advisors.