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Second Major in Communication Studies (admitted before AY2017-2018)

Curriculum Requirements for Second Major in CS

A minimum of 36AUs shall constitute a second Major in Communication Studies. To fulfill this requirement, the student must take nine electives from five different groups in addition to the three core courses as listed below.

Important note: Please note that for a course to be counted towards a second major requirement, it must not be graded 'S' (Satisfactory)'.

Curriculum structure

CORE courses :

  • CS0201 Foundations of Communication Studies (3AUs)
  • CS0204 Basic Media Writing (3AUs)
  • CS2008 Fundamentals of Research, or an equivalent course (3AUs)

Prescribed Electives:

27 to 36AUs (9 electives)

Students will select at least one but not more than three electives from each of the five groups listed below.

Group 1: Journalism Concentration

CS2021 News Reporting and Writing (3AUs)
CS2022 Basic Media Writing in Chinese (3AUs)
CS2023 Print & Digital Publication (3AUs)
CS4015 News Reporting and Writing in Chinese (4AUs)
CS4017 Specialised Journalism: Public Affairs (4AUs)
CS4018 Specialised Journalism: Business and Economics (4AUs)

Group 2: Broadcast and Cinema Studies Concentration

CS2006 Theories of Visual Communication & Their Applications (3AUs)
CS2025 Image and Sound Production (3AUs)
CS2029 Broadcast Journalism: Concepts and Applications (3AUs)
CS4055 TV Studies: Critical Approaches (4AUs)
CS4054 Asian Cinema (4AUs)

Group 3: Communication Policy and Research Concentration

CS2007 Communication History and Theories (3AUs)
CS2054 Interpersonal Communication (3AUs)
CS2056 Psychology and Communication (3AUs)
CS4037 Audience Research Methods (4AUs) (Pre-requisite: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
CS4058 Intercultural Communication (4AUs)
CS4059 Public Opinion (4AUs)

Group 4: Public Relations Concentration

CS2033 Corporate Communication Management (3AUs)
CS2055 Organisational Communication (3AUs)
CS2058 Integrated Marketing Communication (3AUs)
CS2101 Public Relations Writing (3AUs) (Mutually Exclusive to CS4028)
(Note: This course was formerly offered as CS4028 (4AU). wef AY17/18 it is offered as CS2101.)
CS4030 Crisis Management (4AUs) (Pre-requisite: CS2033 Corporate Communications Management)
CS4064 International Public Relations (4AUs)

Group 5: Advertising Concentration

CS2006 Theories of Visual Communication & Their Applications (3AUs)
CS2031 Creative Strategies (3AUs)
CS2032 Graphic Communication (3AUs) (Pre-requisite: CS2006 Theories of Visual Communication & Their Applications
CS4029 Advertising, Creativity and Copywriting (4AUs)
CS4034 Brand Management (4AUs)
CS4037 Audience Research Methods (4AUs) (Pre-requisite: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)