Media and Communications

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Programs Offered


Multiple opportunities abound for students who graduate from the University of Cambodia’s College of  Media and Communication. Bachelor’s degrees concentrate on basic but enduring practical skills related to leadership and strategies for the analysis and solving of both foreseeable and unforeseeable problems, rather than being tied down only to the present situation. The core courses would encompass essential general skills, including analytical reasoning, report writing and other forms of effective communication, and innovative thinking.  In addition, there is an emphasis on ethics in media and reporting.
The College of Media and Communication offers three Bachelor’s degrees in one of the following subjects including various concentrations:

Undergraduate

  • College of Media and Communications
  • BA Media Arts & Studies
  • BA Visual Communications
  • BA Communication Studies


ADMISSION AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS


In order to be admitted to study for a Bachelor’s degree, an applicant must have a high school diploma or an equivalent; and take and pass the University of Cambodia Undergraduate Entrance Examination (under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport) and the University of Cambodia English Placement Exam.

New students must spend their first year fulfilling the Foundation Year Program’s requirements, as specified by the Accreditation Committee of Cambodia: this comprises eight General Education courses and two oriented subjects related to the student’s major: JRN101 (Introduction to the History of Mass Communications) and the other one is from each respective major. A student must pass the Foundation Year in order to proceed into the second year program.

In addition to the Foundation Year and other General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, Bachelor’s degree candidates in the College of Media and Communications  are required to take a minimum of a further 63 credit hours including Practicum (the equivalent of 21 courses) in their respective major and other electives 15 credit hours (equivalent of 5 courses). One remaining course is CEX401 which students are required to take the preparation of exit comprehensive examination. Thus, in order to graduate a Bachelor Program in the College of Media and Communications students are required to take 44 courses of coursework (the equivalent to 132 credits).

Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Studies

The BA in Media Arts and Studies provides a general breadth and depth of knowledge in media and communications; it offers several concentration areas leading to the Bachelor's degree. The program is a professional degree program designed to prepare students for careers in all aspects of media, including production, media management, entertainment law, or political communications. Students are encouraged to tailor course requirements to match their own interests and talents. This is one of three Bachelor’s degree options available to students in the College of Media and Communication. This degree option provides students with the opportunity to explore the world of media, from a variety of perspectives. The degree plan is arranged as such in order to cover enough materials leading to proficiency, but broad enough to have a grasp on various fields.

Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Studies


Year 1 (Foundation Year) 30 Credits
Major ('Oriented') Courses
Do two courses from the following:

MED 101 The Evolution of Media
JRN   101 Introduction to History of Mass Communication

Compulsory Courses   

ENG 101  College English
ENG 102  English Composition
HIS   101  Cambodian History
ITE   101  Fundamentals of Computing and Information
KHM 140 Khmer Culture
LAW 101 Introduction to Law
MTH 120 Introduction to Statistics
POL  101 Introduction to Political Science

Year 2    39 Credits   
Major Courses
Do six courses from the following:  
 

MED 102 Media and the Creative Process
MED 109 Introduction to Mass Media
MED 201 Media Analysis and Criticism
MED 202 The Business of Media
MED 216 Public Media: Past, Present and Future
MED 217 New Media and Communication Technology
MED 219 Media and Globalization
MED 240 Introduction to Digital Media Production
MED 250 Documentary Genres
MED 255 Visual Storytelling

General Education and Other Elective Courses
Do seven courses including:

ENG 107 The Written Language
ENG 122 Further English for Non-Majors
COM 101 Interpersonal Communication
COM 102 Essentials of Public Speaking
GEO 101 World Geography
INT 103 Globalization and International Affairs

The balance from the following:

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting
BUS 201 Principles of Management
DEV 102 Understanding Development
ECN 201 Principles of Economics
EDC 101 Principles of Education
EDC 103 Philosophy of Education
EDC 104 Psychology of Education
EDC 201 Sociology of Education
EDC 203 Curriculum and Textbook Development
EDC204: Cognitive Development
EDC 206 Introduction to Community Health Education
EDC 208 Syllabus and Instructional Material Design
FIN 201 Fundamentals of Financial Management
ITE 102 Introduction to Computer Programming C++
ITE 103 Introduction to the Internet
ITE 104 Logic and Computation
ITE 205 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
LAW 103 Civil Law
LAW 104 Labor Law        
LAW 105 Contract Law
LAW 206 Family Law
MKT 201 Fundamentals of Marketing
MTH 120 Introduction to Statistics
ORG 201 Organizational Behavior
PHL 104 Critical Reasoning
PST 102 Human Rights and Global Justice
PUB 201 Introduction to Theories of Public Policy
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 103 Survey of Contemporary Cambodian Society

Year 3    39 Credits   
Major Courses   
Do seven from the following:

COM 202 Communication and Persuasion
COM 204 Principles and Techniques of Interviewing
COM 240 Information Diffusion
COM 350 Introduction to Organizational Communication
JRN  301 Advance Publication Writing and Reporting
JRN  406 Senior Media Production
MED 130 Digital Media Production Basics
MED 202 The Business of Media
MED 212 Media Communication and Social Change
MED 218 Communication Media Laws and Regulations
MED 221 Short Form Media Scriptwriting
MED 230 Music Production and Technology I
MED 248 Television Genres
MED 249 Contemporary American Documentary
MED 251 History of Prime Time Television I
MED 252 History of Prime Time Television II
MED 253 Script Analysis and Production Planning
MED 254 Recording Industry Survey
MED 312 Audience Research
MED 313 Advanced Media Criticism
MED 314 Media Phenomenology
MED 316 History of Computer Graphics
MED 375 Writing and Producing Podcast Series
MED 436 Satellite Media and Communications
MED 441 Media and Sexual Representation
MED 442 Special Topics in Media Arts and Studies
MED 479 Advanced Narrative Production
FLM 201 Introduction to Film: History of World Cinema
FIL 431 Film History I
FIL 432 Film History II
FIL 433 Film History III
FIL 444 Media Arts Management

General Education and Other Elective Courses
Do six courses including:

ENG 219 Business Communication
MED 246 Media Theory and Research
PHL 104 Critical Reasoning
WMN 201 Perspectives on Women in Society

The balance (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:

BUS 304 Leadership Skills
EAD 303 Communication in the Classroom
EAD 307 Educational Management
EAD 309 Classroom Management and Supervision
EDC 205 Models and Theories of Instruction
EDC 301 Testing and Evaluation
EDC 304 Special Needs
EDC 305 Guidance and Counseling
HRM 201 Introduction to Human Resource Management
LAW 430 International Institutions and Global Governance
MKT 306 Public Relations
ORG 201 Organizational Behavior
PUB 303 Ethics and Values in Policy
PHL 105 Moral Philosophy
PSY 206 Developmental Psychology

Year 4    24 Credits   
Major Courses   
Do eight from the following:

JRN 403 Television News Production
MED 220 Script Analysis and Production Planning
MED 221 Short Form Media Scriptwriting
MED 222 Non-Traditional Storytelling
MED 230 Music Production and Technology I
MED 241 Digital Game Design
MED 260 3D Modeling and Animation I
MED 308 Technical Basis of Media
MED 311 Media Content Management
MED 330 Music Production II: Recording/Producing   
MED 331 Screenwriting for Television
MED 333 Sound for Moving Image
MED 334 Art of Editing
MED 335 Women and Media
MED 341 Game Development I
MED 350 3D Modeling and Animation II
MED 360 Producing for Video/Film
MED 370 Intermediate Video Production
MED 371 Directing the Scene
MED 372 Multicamera Producing and Directing   
MED 375 Writing and Producing Podcasts Series
MED 391 On-Campus Practicum
MED 412 Media Communications and Social Change
MED 448 Television Genres
MED 470 Nonfiction Storytelling and Documentary Production   
MED 475 Media and Web Delivery
MED 479 Practicum
MED 480 Advanced Digital Video Postproduction 
ELM 208 Special Topics in Electronic Media
ELM 210 Introduction to Electronic Media
ELM 212 Introduction to Multimedia Production
ELM 214 Advanced Audio Production/Performance
ELM 215 Advertising in the Broadcast and Cable Media
ELM 217 Advanced Video Production
ELM 218 Introduction to Digital Media
ELM 288 Electronic Media Workshop-Multimedia
ELM 289 Media Workshop
CEX 401  Comprehensive Exams

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications

The BA in Visual Communication offers an interdisciplinary visual communication degree. The program is designed to provide students with realistic and thorough broad-based professionally oriented training in visual communication while providing the necessary general and cultural background for a strong educational foundation. Intensive training is offered in information design for interactive electronic publication and traditional printed publication, documentary photojournalism for newspapers, magazines and the internet.

The goal of this program of study is to:

  • equip students with the necessary skills to be successful in the media, and the background and motivation to enable them to compete for leadership roles in the field;
  • give the students access to professionals in the field such as working photographers, editors, and other personnel, newspapers, press services, magazines, industrial photographic departments, trade associations, multimedia and educational media production units, and cultural and scientific visual communicators;
  • set high standards for visual integrity and communication ethics, through the successful and rigorous reaching of media law; and
  • foster and promote scholarly research and creative activities.

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications

Year 1 (Foundation Year) 30 Credits
Major ('Oriented') Courses
Do two courses from the following:

MED 101 The Evolution of Media
JRN 101 Introduction to History of Mass Communication

Compulsory Courses   

ENG 101 College English
ENG 102 English Composition
HIS 101 Cambodian History
ITE 101 Fundamentals of Computing and Information
KHM 140 Khmer Culture
LAW 101 Introduction to Law
MTH 120 Introduction to Statistics
POL 101 Introduction to Political Science

Year 2 (39 Credits    )
Major Courses
Do six courses from the following:   

ART 118 Introduction to Graphic Design
BUS 203 Business Law and Policy
COM 101  Interpersonal Communication
JRN 201 Feature Writing
JRN 404 Theories of Mass Communication
JRN 407 Mass Communications and the Law
MED 102 Media and the Creative Process
MED 109 Introduction to Mass Media
MED 202 The Business of Media
MED 210 Media Analysis and Criticism
MED 216 Public Media: Past, Present, and Future
VCO 103 Introduction to Visual Communication Skills: Photography       

General Education and Other Elective Courses
Do seven courses including:

ENG 122 Further English for Non-Majors
COM 102 Essentials of Public Speaking
GEO 101 World Geography
INT 103 Globalization and International Affairs
PHL 104 Critical Reasoning

The balance from the following:

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting
BUS 201 Principles of Management
DEV 102 Understanding Development
ECN 201 Principles of Economics
EDC 101: Principles of Education
EDC 103 Philosophy of Education
EDC 104 Psychology of Education
EDC 201 Sociology of Education
EDC 203 Curriculum and Textbook Development
EDC 204 Cognitive Development
EDC 206 Introduction to Community Health Education
ENG 107 The Written Language
FIN 201 Fundamentals of Financial Management
ITE 102 Introduction to Computer Programming C++
ITE 103 Introduction to the Internet
ITE 104 Logic and Computation
ETC201I/TE205 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
LAW 103 Civil Law
LAW 104 Labor Law        
LAW 105 Contract Law
LAW 206 Family Law
MKT 201 Fundamentals of Marketing
MTH 120 Introduction to Statistics
ORG 201 Organizational Behavior
PST 102 Human Rights and Global Justice
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
PUB 201 Introduction to Theories of Public Policy
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 103 Survey of Contemporary Cambodian Society

Year 3 ( 39 Credits )
Major Courses
Do seven courses from the following: 
  

COM 202 Communication and Persuasion
COM 204 Principles and Techniques of Interviewing
COM 240 Information Diffusion
COM 350 Introduction to Organizational Communication
ETC 201/ITE205 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
ITE 305 Web Development II
ITE 103 Introduction to the Internet
ITE 206 Web Development I
ITE 307 Dynamic Web Design
MED 315  Audience Research
VCO 102 Introduction to Visual Communication Skills Design
VCO 251 Introduction to Basic Publication Design
VCO 302 Introduction to Visual Communication Skills Design
VCO 314 Editorial Illustration
VCO 316 Interactive II: Advanced Web Design   

General Education and Other Elective Courses
Do six courses including:

ENG 219 Business Communication
PHL 104 Critical Reasoning
MED 246 Media Theory and Research
WMN 201 Perspectives on Women in Society

The balance (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:

BUS 304 Leadership Skills
EAD 303 Communication in the Classroom
EAD 307 Educational Management
EAD 309 Classroom Management and Supervision
EDC 205 Models and Theories of Instruction
EDC 301 Testing and Evaluation
EDC 304 Special Needs
EDC 305 Guidance and Counseling
HRM 201 Introduction to Human Resource Management
LAW 430 International Institutions and Global Governance
MKT 306 Public Relations
ORG 201 Organizational Behavior
PHL 105 Moral Philosophy
PSY 206 Developmental Psychology
PUB 303 Ethics and Values in Policy

Year 4 ( 24 Credits)
Major Courses
Do eight courses from the following:   

ART 118 Introduction to Graphic Design
ETC201/ITE205 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
ITE 102 Introduction to Computer Programming C++
ITE 206 Web Development I
ITE 305 Web Development II
ITE 306 Multimedia Systems and Techniques
VCO 240 Multimedia Production for Visual Communication
VCO 317 Interactive III: Interactive Media
VCO 321 Visual Communication Picture Editing
VCO 322 Photojournalism I: Single Images   
VCO 351 Introduction to Basic Publication Design
VCO 411 Interactive Capstone: Advanced Interactive Media   
VCO 412 Illustration Capstone: Advanced Informational Graphics   
VCO 413 Practicum

VCO 414 Editorial Illustration
VCO 428 Documentary and Essay Photojournalism
VCO 490 Special Topics in Visual Communication     
CEX 401 Comprehensive Exams

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

The BA in Communication Studies offers an education, emphasizing the scientific and creative bases of communication. Students complete a thorough academic program consisting of courses in theory, research methods, presentations, and engaged learning. Students will have the opportunity to select their elective courses in order to complement their area of interest and expand the students' repertoire of competencies and skills. Enhancing the core and concentration-specific classes are courses in a related area, the study of other cultures, and contemporary technology.

A bachelor's degree in communication studies is perfect preparation for a career in corporate training, foreign service, law, politics, labor relations, human services, campaign management, event planning, account representation, sales, or survey research. All told, the major is designed to augment students' lives and careers through a clearer understanding of the effects of communication and messages in their professional and personal lives.

BA in Communication Studies

Year 1 (Foundation Year)  30 Credits
Major ('Oriented') Courses
Do two courses from the following:

MED 101 The Evolution of Media
JRN 101 Introduction to History of Mass Communication

Compulsory Courses   
ENG 101 College English
ENG 102 English Composition
HIS 101 Cambodian History
ITE 101 Fundamentals of Computing and Information
KHM 140 Khmer Culture
LAW 101 Introduction to Law
MTH 120 Introduction to Statistics
POL 101 Introduction to Political Science

Year 2 ( 39 Credits )
Major Courses   
Do six courses from the following:

COM 101  Interpersonal Communication
COM 102 Essentials of Public Speaking
COM 110 Communication Among Cultures
COM 205 Techniques of Group Discussion
COM 215 Argumentative Analysis and Advocacy
COM 235 Introduction to Communication Theory
COM 340 Introduction to Health Communication
COM 342 Field Research Methods in Communication
COM 350 introduction to Organizational Communication
COM 352 Empirical Research Applications in Communication         
COM 360 Introduction to Communication in Public Advocacy
MED 102 Media and the Creative Process
MED 109 Introduction to Mass Media
MED 201 Media Analysis and Criticism
MED 202 The Business of Media
MED 216 Public Media: Past, Present, and Future

General Education and Other Elective Courses
Do seven courses including:

ENG 122 Further English for Non-Majors
GEO 101 World Geography
INT 103 Globalization and International Affairs
MKT 201 Fundamentals of Marketing
ORG 201 Organizational Behavior

The balance from the following:
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting
BUS 201: Principles of Management
DEV 102 Understanding Development
ECN 201 Principles of Economics
EDC 101 Principles of Education
EDC 103 Philosophy of Education
EDC 104 Psychology of Education
EDC 201 Sociology of Education
EDC 203 Curriculum and Textbook Development
EDC 204 Cognitive Development
EDC 206 Introduction to Community Health Education
ENG 107 The Written Language
FIN 201 Fundamentals of Financial Management
ITE 102 Introduction to Computer Programming C++
ITE 103 Introduction to the Internet
ITE 104 Logic and Computation
ETC 201/ITE205 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
LAW 103 Civil Law
LAW 104 Labor Law        
LAW 105 Contract Law
LAW 206 Family Law
MTH 120 Introduction to Statistics
PHL 104 Critical Reasoning
PST 102 Human Rights and Global Justice
PUB 201 Introduction to Theories of Public Policy
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 103 Survey of Contemporary Cambodian Society

Year 3 ( 39 Credits )
Major Courses
Do seven courses including:    

COM 202 Communication and Persuasion
COM 204 Principles and Techniques of Interviewing
COM 205 Techniques of Group Discussion
COM 206 Rhetoric and Mass Media
COM 215 Argumentative Analysis and Advocacy
COM 217 Forensics
COM 240 Information Diffusion
COM 350 Introduction to Organizational Communication
COM 351 Advanced Organizational Communication
COM364 Meeting and Conference Planning
COM 365 Political Rhetoric
COM 405 Communicating with People with Disabilities
COM 452 Responsibilities and Freedom of Speech in Communication
MED 218  Communication Media Law and Regulation
MED 315  Audience Research

General Education and Other Elective Courses
Do six courses including:

ENG 219 Business Communication
MED 246 Media Theory and Research
PHL 104 Critical Reasoning
WMN 201 Perspectives on Women in Society

The balance (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:

BUS 304 Leadership Skills
EAD 303 Communication in the Classroom
EAD 307 Educational Management
EAD 309 Classroom Management and Supervision
EDC 205 Models and Theories of Instruction
EDC 301 Testing and Evaluation
EDC 304 Special Needs
EDC 305 Guidance and Counseling
PHL 105 Moral Philosophy
HRM 201 Introduction to Human Resource Management
LAW 430 International Institutions and Global Governance
MKT 306 Public Relations
ORG 201 Organizational Behavior
PSY 206 Developmental Psychology
PUB 303 Ethics and Values in Policy

Year 4 ( 24 Credits )
Major Courses
Do eight courses from the following:

   
COM 202 Communication and Persuasion
COM 204 Principles and Techniques of Interviewing
COM 205 Techniques of Group Discussion
COM 342 Field Research Methods in Communication
COM 343 Advanced Argument and Debate
COM 360 Introduction to Communication in Public Advocacy
COM 361 Interpersonal Conflict Management
COM 363 Contemporary Culture and Rhetoric
COM 403 Advanced Presentations
COM 420 Gender and Communication
COM 451 Instructional training and Development in Communication
COM 452 Responsibilities and Freedom of Speech in Communication
COM 480 Practicum
CEX 401  Comprehensive Exams
 

Course Descriptions

ACC101: Principles of Accounting
Financial and managerial accounting principles, basic accounting statements, processes and management applications.

ART118 Introduction to Graphic Design
Designed for the non art student seeking an appreciation and understanding of art and art practices. Credit as free elective only, not studio.

BUS201 Principles of Management
Overview of the major functions of management. Emphasis is on planning, organizing, controlling, directing, and communicating.

BUS203: Business Law and Policy
Discussion of law and their application to business, including creating ethical business policies and practices.

BUS304: Leadership Skills
This course provides a detailed examination of the skills and tools necessary to be an effective, respected leader.

COM101: Interpersonal Communication
How interpersonal relationships are formed, maintained, and eventually, terminated. Both practical and theoretical implications will be examined.

COM102: Essentials of Public Speaking
The creation and delivery of speeches, with a focus on clear, logical organization.

COM103: Argumentation
A general overview of argumentation theory, including the construction of arguments, rebuttals, various forms of arguments. etc.

COM104: Elements of Organizational Communication
Examine how communication is developed and practiced in various organizational settings. Both public and private arenas will be studied.

COM110: Communication Among Cultures
The purpose of this course is to explore the role of communication in understanding, accepting, and appreciating cultural differences. Students in this course will understand that culture includes not only issues of nationality, ethnicity, and race, but also gender, socioeconomic status, age, etc. Using a number of co cultural, cross cultural, and intercultural examples, students will explore how communication is a key component of bridging cultural differences.

COM202: Communication and Persuasion
Process of communication and attitude change, survey of general theories and typical research, and analysis of contemporary persuasion problems.
COM203: Communication Theory
The study of meaning and thinking in communication. Aras studied include interpersonal, group and organizational situations.

COM204: Principles and Techniques of Interviewing
Methods used in two party, face to face oral communicative situations commonly encountered in organizational and professional environments. Intensive practice through role playing and real life interviews in and out of class, emphasizing skills involved in giving and getting information, persuasion, and job employment situations.

COM205: Techniques of Group Discussion
Study of structure and dynamics of small groups, nature and functions of leadership, group participation, problem solving, and decision making; frequent participation in group discussion activities.
COM206: Rhetoric and Mass Media
Examines meaning-making via the electronic symbol, verbal and graphic. Classes will alternate between the analysis of theories and close examination of mass media including radio, hypertext (online via the World Wide Web and social media outlets i.e.; Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.), email, word processing, and television–especially in contrast to print and speech.

COM207: Argumentation and Debate
Techniques of debating and how to apply various argumentation principles to civilized discourse. Formal debates will compose part of the course.
COM215: Argumentative Analysis and Advocacy
Basic principles of argumentative discourse including concepts of presumption, burden of proof, rhetorical forms of reasoning, and evidence. Practice in applying these principles.

COM217: Forensics
Students prepare for competition in oral interpretation, public speaking, and/or debate. This may lead to the formation of a forensics team that competes regionally and nationally against other higher education institutions. The students may compete against one another in the class until the formation of the University of Cambodia’s Forensics Team takes place.

COM235 Introduction to Communication Theory
To identify the purposes, history, and application of key social and rhetorical theories of communication through reading and discussing classic works of communication theory. To understand issues of epistemology, ontology, and axiology when discussing the goals and methods related to relevant theories.

COM240: Information Diffusion
This course provides an understanding of information diffusion theory, which seeks to explain the process through which new ideas (innovations) spread over time via communication channels among the members of a social system. It especially emphasizes the relevance, practicality, and usefulness of diffusion theory in interpersonal, group, organizational, and mass communication settings, with an emphasis in areas of public education, health, and policy. The course focuses on factors that speed or hinder innovations and the critical points of interface between information dissemination systems and end users.

COM340: Introduction to Health Communication
Concerned with issues in the theory and practice of health communication. Topics include provider: patient communication; organizational communication in health care delivery systems; communication in community/consumer health education; information technologies in health communication; communication in support systems for the elderly, disabled, and terminally ill; and, communication training for health care professionals. Writing is integrated into this course in several ways. First, students will write regularly throughout the term. Course assignments will require that students engage with the content of the course while simultaneously attending to principles of writing. Second, we will devote class time to learning about writing via lectures, discussions, and activities. Writing topics will focus on macro, mezzo, and micro issues in writing including ideas, organization, paragraphs, sentences, and grammar. Third, students will produce several short and/or one longer piece of writing that comprises at least 10: 15 pages of original writing. Fourth, students will revise and resubmit at least one writing assignment based on peer and/or instructor feedback. Fifth, as appropriate, students will provide their peers with feedback on writing assignments and will use the feedback from their peers for revisions.

COM342: Field Research Methods in Communication
Discussion and application of communication data collection methods such as content analysis, participant observation, questionnaire design, sampling procedures, case studies, and unobtrusive measures.

COM343 Advanced Argument and Debate
Advanced argumentation and debate course with legal issues used as basis for arguments. A performance-based course in which students learn argument design, including use of reason and evidence, and practice in competitive, academic debate. This course is focused primarily on critical thinking, research skills and orally expressing arguments with rhetorical and presentational power.

COM350: Introduction Organizational Communication
COM351: Advanced Organizational Communication

This course builds upon, and extends, the conceptual foundations of organizational communication through analysis and critical examination of case studies. Students will read, discuss, and write about advances in contemporary organizational communication thought, practices, and research orientations.

COM352: Empirical Research Applications in Communication
Provides principles and basic skills necessary to critically analyze research literature; develop basic proficiencies in structuring designs basic to descriptive and experimental studies, including data collection, analysis, and presentation techniques in communication research.

COM360: Introduction to Communication in Public Advocacy
Introduces students to the theoretical, philosophical, and methodological influences integral to legal and political communication research. Aid in the development of students’ understanding of those sources through readings, class discussions, writing assignments, examinations, and presentations. To provide a theoretical and technical vocabulary of legal and political communication research that will establish a foundation for successful advancement in the major. Writing is integrated into this course in several ways. First, students will write regularly throughout the term. Course Assignments will require that students engage with the content of the course and recognize their own positions and those of others on controversial issues, while simultaneously attending to principles of writing. Second, we will devote class time to learning about substantive writing through lectures, discussions, and in: class activities. Writing assignment topics will include personal position statements, argument analysis, and argument development. Writing instruction will focus on idea generation, essay organization, use of divers sources for support (including source citations), and ownership. Third, students will write a maximum of 15 pages of text, including three/four 2: 3 page response essays and one 5: 6 page research paper. Fourth, each assignment will require students to revise and resubmit their work, using peer assessment and/or instructor assessment practices, depending on the nature of the assignment.

COM361: Interpersonal Conflict Management
Analysis of the communication dynamics involved in managing interpersonal and organizational conflicts. Examination of theory and research related to conflict management. Emphasis on case studies and role playing conflicts in various interpersonal and group settings.

COM362: Rhetorical Analysis and Criticism
Studies the approaches and methods of modern rhetorical critics. Emphasizes research and writing skills for a critical evaluation of rhetorical artifacts.

COM363: Contemporary Culture and Rhetoric
Explores the relationship between rhetoric and contemporary culture. Contemporary theories of rhetoric are examined and used to study communication in contemporary cultural issues. Issues involving identity and power, in particular, will be discussed.

COM364: Meeting and Conference Planning
Theoretical and methodological approaches to principles of group and conference leadership. Emphasis on leadership methods and skills as they apply to group and conference situations.

COM365: Political Rhetoric
Rhetorical techniques found in political discourse are examined. Topics covered include symbolic politics, the place of myth in politics, and the political elements of film, literature, and television.

COM403: Advanced Presentations
This course will build on the knowledge and skills developed in COMS 1030. Students will learn how to make presentations that require extensive research, longer presentation times, and/or adaptation to diverse audiences. Particular attention will be given to developing competence with presentation technology.

COM405: Communicating with People with Disabilities
Examines the implications of communication between the physically disabled and able: bodied individuals/groups. The course utilizes simulated exercises, video presentations, field trips, and outside guest lecturers to give the student reasonable exposure to the disabled community.

COM420: Gender and Communication
Explores variations in communicative behaviors related to biological sex and psychological gender. Examines gender communication in intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, public, and organizational settings.

COM451: Instructional Training and Development in Communication
Provides opportunity to design instructional training programs beginning with the needs assessment and continuing through the evaluation phase. Combination of lecture/discussion and student presentations.

COM452: Responsibilities and Freedom of Speech in Communication
Ethical and rhetorical implications of constitutional guarantees on political, social, and religious speech; analysis of effects of famous legal cases on freedom of speech.

COM480: Practicum
This course will provide opportunity for students to produce one event such as corporate training, foreign service, law, politics, labor relations, human services, campaign management, event planning, account representation, sales, or survey research.

DEV102: Understanding Development
This is an introductory course that seeks to understand the past and present theories of development, involving the approaches of several social science disciplines.

EAD303: Communication in the Classroom
Communication skills for use by teachers in the classroom, intended for those students planning to enter the education field.

EAD307: Educational Management
This course provides the basic knowledge of school management. It deals with theories and practices in school administration and supervision. It tackles contemporary concerns such as internal problems of organization, criticism and demands for alternative forms of educational services, and the nature, scope and function of educational administration. It likewise relates to theories and principles that may influence and improve the management styles of the school managers.

EAD309: Classroom Management and Supervision
A comprehensive view of classroom management. This includes areas such as understanding student academic and psychosocial needs, establishing positive teacher-student-parent and peer relationships, student motivation, discipline, establishing rules and procedures, and maximizing on-task behavior.

ECN201: Principles of Economics
Strengths and weaknesses of markets and governments for solving problems of social organization or conflict, including policy response to inflation, unemployment, pollution, poverty, growth, etc.

EDC101: Principles of Education
The principles of education that create the conditions for learning. Learning theories that help the teacher become effective as his or her knowledge of the theories are put to test in classroom practice.

EDC103: Philosophy of Education
The philosophical theories such as realism, idealism, pragmatism, existentialism and other philosophies and how these could help educators improve the educative process such as the formulation of the objectives, the designing of curriculum, the methods of teaching and in many areas of learning.

EDC104: Psychology of Education
The study of both behavior and mental processes of the students and how these affect their learning. The socio-cultural environment is also studied.

EDC201: Sociology of Education
The influence of education on social institutions and other elements in society.
EDC203: Curriculum and Textbook Development
The process of organizing learning experiences for the learners based on their needs, abilities, and interest.

EDC204: Cognitive Development
A specialized look at the development of children’s cognitive abilities and how these relate to teaching method and material.

EDC205: Model and Theories of Instruction
This course aims to equip students with an understanding of the principles and theories of instructional design model. Students will explore learning theories relevant to instructional design.

EDC206: Introduction to Community Health Education
This course will focus on health education and its role in the health system. Analysis of major community health problems, their causes, the role of individuals, community institutions, and government in effecting solutions. The influenced of student's health in community into education need to be discussed.

EDC301: Testing and Evaluation
Development of test materials and how to evaluate them.

DC304: Special Needs
Teaching children with special needs. This course looks at the various problems children experience in their school life with regards to learning. The basis of remediation of learning difficulties will be covered.

EDC305: Guidance and Counseling
Knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of guidance and counseling in the teaching and learning setting. School counseling, historical roots, present and future trends, and the role of counseling in a total education program will be discussed.

ELM208: Special Topics in Electronic Media
Covers a variety of topics in the fast changing video production field. Faculty and visiting professionals will address current trends in video such as: new technologies, 2D/3D camera operation and editing, sports production, changes in the ever changing corporate media and marketing video for the web. As well as, address current trends in audio production such as: live event sound reinforcement, audio mastering, sound design television and film, new media and non: terrestrial programming and more. Specific course content will vary with offering.

ELM210: Introduction to Electronic Media
Overview of the electronic media field, including the history from the first radio to new media today. Introduction to the business of electronic media and its career trends.

LM212: Introduction to Multimedia Production
Use of software applications on both the Mac and PC to create and edit multimedia for desktop publishing, interactive presentations, television/video, and website content.

ELM214: Advanced Audio Production/Performance
Experience with innovative techniques for production and performance of audio materials. Investigation and analysis of audio production development and individual problems during productions.

ELM215: Advertising in the Broadcast and Cable Media
Introduction to principles and practices of advertising and selling of time in electronic media situations. Format includes substantial instruction and interaction with individuals employed in station sales departments, and preparation of materials for sales strategies and campaigns.

ELM217: Advanced Video Production
Applications of studio and field production with emphasis on innovative techniques. Pre: production, production and post production advanced techniques explored.

ELM218: Introduction to Digital Media
Photography and videography basics through development and integration into current digital media applications.

ELM288: Electronic Media Workshop: Multimedia
Production of multimedia related assignments, monitored and supervised by electronic media faculty. Requires minimum number of assigned tasks per week during the semester.

ELM289: Media Workshop
Production of technically related assignments monitored and supervised within broadcast related services of electronic media department. Requires minimum number of assigned hours of tasks per week during school terms. Requires contract of duties and time commitment between instructor and student. Written evaluation required for course completion.

ENG101: College English
The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the different techniques of academic essay writing. Students will learn the writing process by studying grammar, sentence structure, paragraph and essay structure. (Note: This course must be counted towards the General Education requirements of all students.)

ENG102: English Composition
The focus is on composition and formats of various written documents. The students will be introduced to various formats of letter-writing, essays, posters and articles. Various projects will also be included for students to sample the variety of English in the academic world. (Note: This course must be counted towards the General Education requirements of all Bachelor's students.)

ENG107: The Written Language
In this course, the practical implementation of grammar in written language will require a large amount of written work to be produced. Writing in the business community, informal and formal written communication in the work place will be dealt with.

ENG122: Further English for Non-Majors
This course is designed for non-major students who intend to enhance their English knowledge in business context. It prepares them for a wide range of business situations and becoming aware of the impact of the basic business communication at the real global workplace. It includes diverse culture and technology for students to be locally and globally competitive.

ENG219: Business Communication
This covers writing in the business community, formal and informal written communication in the work-place, business report-writing, etc. Written English for marketing and advertising is also covered.

ETC201/ITE205: Fundamental of Computer Graphics
This course an overview of the software and hardware for interactive computer graphics, including the implementation of device drivers, 3-D transformations, clipping, perspective, and input routines. Data structures, hidden surface removal, color shading techniques, and some additional topics will be covered.

FIL201:  Introduction to Film: History of World Cinema
Studies in the history of world cinema, from 1895 to the present. Weekly screenings of silent and sound, American and international films.

ITE202: Fundamental of Multimedia
Understand the concepts and techniques of computer graphics; and develop practical experience in programing graphical applications.

FIL431: Film History I
History of international cinema from the origins through 1940. Weekly screenings.

FIL432: Film History II
History of international cinema from 1940 to the present. Weekly screenings.

FIL433: Film History III
Advanced studies in film history and film historiography. Weekly screenings.

FIL444: Media Arts Management
Administration, fiscal management, marketing/promotion and media arts programming as applicable to arts management and nonart situations involving similar office/fiscal activities. Practical assignments in association with the Athens International Film and Video Festival.

FIN201: Introduction (Fundamental???) to Financial Management
Financial management from the viewpoint of the business manager emphasizing profitability, liquidity, and long-range financial planning.

GEO101: World Geography
Comparative and analytical analysis of representative regions of the world with emphasis on cultural, political, economic, environmental, and physical diversity.

HIS101: Cambodian History
This course provides a survey of Cambodian History which considers primary texts of significance from A History of Cambodia: that is, from the Pre-History of Cambodian History up to 1990s.  It allows students to understand well what happened in Cambodia in the past and to be well prepared in the future.

HRM201: Introduction to Human Resource Management
Introduction to the functions of human resource management, including employee selection, wage and salary administration, training and development, employee relations, and human resource planning.

INT103: Globalization and International Affaires
This course provides the overall aspects of the process of globalization and the effects, both the positive and negative effects. This course also aims at offering students the theoretical and practical knowledge on some affairs in international relations.

ITE101: Fundamentals of Computing and Information
This course provides all students with the fundamentals of computer science. Topics include basic concepts of computer systems, different types of application software (e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint). (Note: This course must be counted towards the General Education requirements of all students.)

ITE102: Introduction to Computer Programming C++
This course introduces the concepts and techniques of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) using C++. Key topics are specifications, functions, classes, inheritance, storage management and libraries.

ITE103: Introduction to the Internet
This describes network structures and languages, the basics of the internet and TCP/IP, data communication, network architectures, communication protocols and the basic standards to create uniformity.

ITE104: Logic and Computation
This surveys the history of computers, mathematics designed for logic, digital logic, various types of input-output (I/O) media and devices, commonly used PC processors and storage devices, and control utilities and service programs, number systems, computer codes, and computer arithmetic. Explains the functions and usage of primary storage, CPU, ALU, CU and I/O systems.

ITE206: Web Development I
This course provides the knowledge necessary to design and develop dynamic web pages using JavaScript. It introduces students to JavaScript and how the language can be used to turn static HTML pages into dynamic, interactive web pages. Students will learn the syntax of the JavaScript language and how client-side scripts interact with server-side programs. Additional topics include the Document Object Model, form validation, cookies, how to create functions, how to find and manipulate existing JavaScript, and how to create your own JavaScript.

ITE305: Web Development II
This course will introduce the students to the basics of the PHP scripting language including: creating dynamic Web content from dead, static HTML pages; and processing form input by formatting and sending it to appropriate e-mail addresses. After this introduction, the students will be able to move to more advanced PHP's interfacing to relational databases, with a particular study of MySQL.

ITE306: Multimedia Systems and Techniques
This course includes manipulations of sound, color, and animation, interaction design and other elements. It introduces the multimedia possibilities of the web, with the creation of user-friendly web sites which include sounds, animation and 3D objects.

ITE307: Dynamic Web Design
In this course will learn how to create dynamic websites with design and usability in mind, as well as functionality, understand how PHP scripts work, giving you confidence to adapt them to your own needs, bring online forms to life, check required fields, and ensure user input is safe to process, upload files and automatically create thumbnails from larger images, manage website content with a searchable database. Make websites more dynamic by adding a feedback form, creating a private area where members can upload images that are automatically resized, or perhaps storing all your content in a database. 

JRN101: Introduction to the History of Mass Communications
Radio, magazine, newspapers and television will be examined from a contemporary and historical standpoint, in addition to examining the role of public relations and advertising in mass communications.

JRN102: Introduction to Journalism
Journalism’s history and method, focusing on how modern reporting in many forms of media has been influenced by the developments and practice of previous generations of journalists and their employers.

JRN103 News Writing
Writing for magazines, television, newspapers and other media forms, with a focus on writing and reporting various types of stories.

JRN201: Feature Writing
Students will learn how to write professional, readable material for magazines and newspapers, emphasizing quotes, ideas, human interest, organization, etc.

JRN202 Photojournalism
How professional photojournalism is created and practiced, emphasizing feature photos, story ideas, and the use of photo editing in various media.

JRN203: Editorial Graphics
Students gain experience in printed material design through the examination of principles, theories and contemporary page design techniques. Using illustrations, photographs, type and graphs students will become familiar with the roots and practice of publication design.

JRN204: Journalism as Literature
Examines great journalistic work of the last 2000 years, from Plato and Caesar through Swift, Twain, Crane, Camus, Mencken, etc.

JRN205: News Reporting
The study of different types of stories through a focus on news writing and reports.

JRN301: Advanced Publication Writing and Reporting
Course focuses on news reporting and writing, including study of different types of stories.

JRN302: Reporting Public Affairs
Investigative reporting will be studied through an examination of country, state, and Federal government, as well courts, city and police affairs.

JRN303: TV News Writing
The creation of news and feature stories through the learning of various techniques, including gathering information, selecting sound clips, choosing video, etc.

JRN304: Photography for Publication
Through their own stories and those assigned by the instructor, students will practice the techniques of newspaper photography.


JRN305: Radio News Writing and Reporting
How news is gathered, composed and delivered in the radio format, including for feature stories and everyday news.

JRN306: Publication Editing and Makeup
The various methods involved in the publication of magazines and newspapers will be examined, including legal problems, page design, headline writing, photographs, wire service material, editing, etc.

JRN401: Advanced Photojournalism
Photojournalism examined in all its various aspects as applied to the professional field, including layout, ideas, story creation for newspapers and magazines, etc.

JRN402: Radio News Production
The production of radio news, emphasizing production techniques as well story composition, from the reporting, writing and editing stages to on-air delivery.

JRN403: Television News Production
The creation of stories for student television programs through the various stages of production scripting, shooting, editing, etc.

JRN404: Theories of Mass Communication
How various theories of mass communication can be applied to dilemmas faced in the modern media world.

JRN405: Investigative Reporting
The writing of complex pieces on crime, pollution, poverty, etc., with course instructor acting as “editor” to the students’ “reporter” role.

JRN406: Senior Media Production
Students work as photographers, writers, broadcasters and editors on publications produced by the university.

JRN407: Mass Communications and the Law
 Press, television and radio laws will be examined through case studies, focusing on libel, privacy, contempt, taxation, etc.

JRN408: Ethical Problems of the News Media
How the production and presentation of news is guided by ethical decisions made by practicing journalists. The value systems and philosophical roots of various codes will be studied.

JRN498: Internship
Through work at a TV, radio or production company, students will gain writing and editorial experience. Evaluated by professional supervisors, students’ progress and difficulties will be discussed at regular meetings with an on-campus instructor.

JRN499: Special Projects
Meeting weekly with a designated instructor, students conduct research in journalism and its related fields, including public relations, magazines, newspapers, advertising, TV, etc.

KHM140: Khmer Culture
Introduction and exploration of characteristics features of Khmer civilization and culture through the study of selected topics and themes in fields such as arts, humanities and social sciences.

LAW101: Introduction to Law
This course considers the basic principles of Law and how Law works in society. It focuses on laws that have a practical impact on most people’s everyday lives; and it aims to provide an understanding of the legal rights and obligations that are applicable to common problems and issues.

LAW103: Civil Law
This considers theories regarding good faith and force majeure or change of situation, and mistakes in expression of intent; real rights, including comparisons of real property transaction contracts (legal issues relating to mortgage and real property mortgage right, system for real property registration); and legal issues relating to marriage and succession (e.g. research on marriage agreements, legal issues in relation to acting mothers).

LAW104: Labor Law
This considers the three regimes that regulate one of the fundamental aspects of our society; the employer-employee relationship in Cambodia today; and the historical, economic and sociological forces underlying these regimes. The course emphasizes the status of the parties, the nature of the employment relationship, the scope of management rights, prohibited discriminatory practices in the workplace, and the bases and modes of redress for discipline and dismissal from employment.

LAW105: Contract Law
This course has been developed for experienced personnel involved with the acquisition process. The course provides the participants with the legal and regulatory requirements for Government contracts, and reviews the legislative directions and guidance, as well as, decisions and precedent-setting cases. The course is based on actual legislation and the contract clauses that have been subject to scrutiny and interpretation by the courts.

LAW206: Family Law
Analysis of the legal principles regulated the rights and responsibilities of the members of the family. Areas covered include constitutional power, marriage, marriage contracts, child neglect and abuse, custody and access, guardianship, adoption, separation, divorce, nullity, spousal and child maintenance, matrimonial property. Stress is placed on the process of family law and an examination of an appropriate role for lawyers and judges in relation to family law and domestic violence problem.

LAW430: Advanced International Law
This course provide students with the understanding of the formation and evolution of international institutions, and their significance for global governance and the