Bayan College
 BA Study Plan, Public Relations Major:
General Education Requirement Courses (42 Credit Hours)
3
Prerequisite
English Composition I
ENGL 104
1
 
3
ENGL 104
English Composition II
ENGL 105
2
3
 
Fundamentals of Speech Communication Interpersonal Skills
COM 114 or
COM 501
3
3
 
Statistics & Contemporary Life
STAT 130
4
3
 
Introduction to Life Science
Introduction to Communication
SCI 114 or
COM 101
5
3
 
Advanced Computer Utilization
CIS 304
6
 
3
 
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
SOC 100 or
ANTH 105
7
3
 
Elementary Psychology
PSY 120
8
 
 
 
3
 
The History of Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Ethics of the Professions
Introduction to Research Methods
PHIL 101 or
PHIL 120 or
PHIL 324 or
COM100
9
3
 
Introduction to Political Thinking
Introduction to International Relations
POL 202 or
POL 130
10
3
 
Principles of Economics
ECON 210
11
 
 
3
 
Theater Appreciation
Art Appreciation
Introduction to Graphic Design
THTR 201 or
A&D 255 or
COM 200
12
 
 
3
 
The Middle East
Introduction to the Modern World
History and Society of Oman
HIST 309 or
HIST 104 or
HIST 110
13
 
 
3
 
 
ENGL 104
Arabic Language Skills (only for Arabic Speakers)
Introduction to Literature
ARAB 101 or
 
ENGL 231
14
DEPARTMENT COURSES (30 Credit Hours)
3
 
Introduction to Media Studies
COM 201
15
3
 
Omani Media
COM 203
16
3
 
Mass Communication & Society
COM 250
17
3
ENGL 105
Introduction to News Reporting & Writing
COM 255
18
3
COM 114
Introduction to Research in Communication
COM 300
19
3
 
Introduction to Photography
A & D 222
20
3
COM 201 + COM 250
Media Ethics
COM 403
21
3
 
Internship
COM 490A
22
3
 
Media & Culture
COM 236
23
3
 
Topics in Writing for Interactive Digital Media
ENGL 435
24
MAJOR COURSES (36 Credit Hours)
3
COM 114
Introduction to Public Relations
COM 253
25
3
COM 255 COM 201
News Editing
Theories of Mass Communication
COM 305 or
COM 333
26
 
 
3
 
 
COM 114
Advanced Public Speaking
Speech Writing
Oral Interpretation
COM 314 or
COM 326 or
COM 343
27
3
 
COM 114
Introduction to Rhetoric & Social Influence
The Rhetorical Traditions
COM 225 or
COM 319
28
3
COM 114
Small Group Communication
COM 320
29
3
COM 114
Interviewing: Principles & Practice
COM 325
30
3
COM 253
Problems in Public Relations
COM 353
31
3
COM 255
Advanced Public Relations
COM 460
32
3
 
Special Topics in Communication
COM 491
33
3
COM 114
Principles of Persuasion
COM 318
34
3
COM 228
Introduction to Organizational Communication
COM 420
35
3
 
Radio and Television Writing
COM 536
36
Elective Courses (18 Credit Hours)
 
 
 
 
37
 
 
 
 
38
 
 
 
 
39
 
 
 
 
40
 
 
 
 
41
 
 
 
 
42
 Programmes
 
  Media Studies
 
 BA Degree Programme
 
 Journalism
 
 Broadcasting
 
 Public Relations
 
 Diploma Programmes
 
 Journalism
 
 Broadcasting
 
 Public Relations
 
 General Requirements Unit
 


English studies

 
 Degree Programme
 
 BA English Literature Major
 
 Diploma Programme
 
 English Literature Major