BA Psychology, Journalism, Sociology

Overview

mLAC an Autonomous institution offers the course for BA with the combination of PJS, (Psychology, Journalism and Sociology). It is designed to emphasize the fundamental of basics in Arts. Its aim is to provide a solid foundation for the students who would like to pursue higher education or a career in the particular field of social sciences. The curriculum is devised to inculcate practical knowledge, research, and empowerment, It also instills cultural values and awareness amongst the students. Special emphasis is laid on the development of critical thinking, analytical ability, written and oral presentation skills.

The duration of the course is 3 years which consists of 6 semesters set in the CBCS (Choice Based Credit System) scheme. It comprises both theory and practical components for Psychology and Journalism subjects.

The course deals with Media related topics, Psychological elements, and societal aspects. The course promotes an environment that is “learner-centric. Providing value-based education, helping students to communicate effectively, sensitizing students toward psychological and societal issues are some of the skills inculcated through this wholesome development program.

Some of the methods we have adopted to make the course lively, educative, and confidence-building include:

  • Practical class for Psychology and Journalism
  • Certificate Course — TV Anchoring
  • Add-on: page layout and design, Photoshop
  • Photo magazine and documentary/Short Video
  • Extra teaching hours to include interaction on current events and subject
  • Regular paper presentation on the subject matter and current events
  • Interactive lectures by working journalists and industry experts
  • Internships in various newspapers/TV channels/ NGO/ Hospitals
  • Visit to both Print and Electronic Media (Media Visit)/Industries
  • Organizing seminars/Workshops/ Guest lectures

Other additional activities

  • E-newsletter
  • Students participating in workshops at the District level
  • Attending seminars/workshops/Fests in other colleges
  • Reporting/Interviewing assignments
  • Reporting, Editing and page layouts for lab journal
  • Psukhey Psychology forum and Psychology Exhibition every year
  • Kala Kriya BA Forum

Cognate Subjects

Psychology, Journalism, Sociology.

Affiliations

Affiliated to Bangalore Central University.

Eligibility

Candidate should have passed the 2nd PUC/12th grade or equivalent examination recognized by the Central/State Govt with 50 percent aggregate marks (45% in case of reserved category).

Career Prospects

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. It is also the profession that applies the accumulated knowledge of this science to practical problems. Psychologists and their work can be classified into three general categories: Research Psychology, Applied Psychology, and Clinical/Counselling Psychology. Bachelor of Arts programs in psychology offers comprehensive training that will provide an essential foundation for pursuing careers within any of these three areas.

Students learn various technical components that help them to be placed better in media and other related jobs, internships in media/other organizations and industrial visits: practical exposure will help students to excel in specialized areas and they gain knowledge of qualities of professional requirements.

After completion of graduation BA: PJS one can opt for higher studies MA and MS in any specialization like Psychology, Media Studies/Mass Communication, Sociology, and Social Work, or they can take up various jobs and internships to prepare for industry entries.

Employability

The job profiles after completion of B.A PJS course are as follows:

  • Public relations officer, Radio jockey (RJ), Video Jockey (VJ), Photojournalist, Columnist, Editor, Cartoonist, Television correspondent, News Reader, Illustrator, Reporter/Journalist, Correspondent/Special, Feature Writer, Lead Writer, Sub-editor, Proofreader, Translator, Program producer, Voice over artist, Actor, Travel Journalist, Anchor, Teaching, Fashion journalist, News analyst, Graphic Designer Freelance writer, Sound technician, Researchers Broadcast Reporters Art director, Ad Agency.
  • Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social worker, Educational psychologist, Human resource manager, Teacher, Researcher roles, Child Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist, Developmental Psychologist, Psychometrics, Forensic psychologists Hypnotherapist, Psycho-oncologist, Counseling
  • Guidance Counsellor, Human Resources (HR) Representative, Lawyer, Management Consultant, Market Research Analyst, Policy Analyst, Public Relations (PR), Specialist, Social Worker, Survey Researcher

Course Outcome

On successful completion of this course,

  • The students will be prepared to enter the journalism field as professionals in media-related jobs
  • The students will have an opportunity to write a variety of mass media products like news stories, press releases, advertising copy, articles, columns, features, content writing, translation, and interviews.
  • Students can plan and produce emerging media content which includes- Blogs, digital Audio Video, Photography, Social Media, Multimedia, Documentary, and e-newsletters.
  • Students will learn ethics, principles, and laws involved in Journalism.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate skills in emerging trends in mass media technology.
  • Students will understand the role of media in society and understanding its critical role in various aspects.
  • Students will understand and engage in ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity
  • Students will demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Students will be able to apply psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project-management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation
  • Students will understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social and organizational issues
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