The curriculum indicates the subjects for the degree and their nature (basic, required, electives, etc.), the number of credits for each subject, etc. Topics are divided into subjects, which in turn are organized into modules. In addition, it includes practical information for the student's academic life.
The subjects that make up this module impart knowledge about the phenomenon of communication and journalism from a theoretical and historical perspective. The fundamentals that support the theoretical and historical subjects are complemented with the basic techniques of oral and written expression, which can also be considered fundamental for any communicator, in particular for journalists.
This module situates students within the context in which their professional activities will be carried out and provides them with knowledge about the systems in which the media operate. It also puts students in contact with various social, political and cultural traditions.
This module addresses the primary professional skills and routines for all the news media: print, radio, television and online journalism. Thus, students develop the competences related to the search for information and its handling, along with different genres and formats. At the same time, students are introduced to the most significant journalistic content in the various media and formats. The foundations are thus laid for the specializations that are offered through elective subjects, whether they are centered on each of the different media or topics, or are specific to the pathway in Institutional Communication.
The subjects in this module integrate the skills developed in Module III through the production and direction of radio and television broadcast programs, along with the editing of print and online journalism. Students are situated within a double framework so that these microprojects can be put into practice within a business context:
- On the one hand, students will learn the characteristics of the communications sector, both in Spain and abroad.
- On the other hand, they will become familiar with the structure of journalistic organizations and with the tasks involved in editorial management and work teams.
Students who acquire the competences of this module will be ready to take on the media project that comprises their Final Year Project.
Devising, planning and executing a media project is the point where all the knowledge and competences that students have acquired come together. That is why it is concentrated in the last semester of the degree program.
To a large extent, these branch off from the pathways that are opened in module III. They gather together a wide range of subjects grouped by media type (print, radio, television and the Internet) and by specialized topic. At the same time, electives give students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of humanistic content that stresses the dignity of the person, basic human rights and democratic values.
Students in the Degree in Journalism who so choose can complete the pathway in Institutional Communication, which ensures specific training in a professional field of growing importance. This pathway contains the elective subjects most closely tied to political communication and is complemented by other subjects from the Degree in Advertising and Public Relations.