Available Disciplines

  • Social Media

    Being a challenge for mass media, but also a demanded tool for journalists, Web 2.0 platforms make up the core of this course.

    The discipline is created for journalism students and proposed in the 7th semester. It is a 3-credit course with 48 classroom hours (116 in total), including lectures – 14 hours, laboratory classes – 18 hours, guided self-study – 16 hours.

    Having mastered this course, a student will be able to acquire the breadth of outlook and a set of competencies sufficient to independently develop a social media strategy and implement it on practice.

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    Syllabus (in Russian)

  • Informational and Analytical Work

    The course examinates intelligence technologies used by think tanks employees and corporate intelligence practices.

    Discipline is designed for graduate students of speciality «Journalism». It refers to the state component of the curriculum and is studied during the first semester. The course program covers 90 hours, including 34 classroom hours: 10 hours of lectures, 22 hours of workshops, 2 hours of guided self-study.

    Proposed course introduces the basic methods and tools of information search and processing, applied analysis and forecasting. Much attention is given to the technology of preparation of highly demanded analytical documents: monitoring reports, references, analytical notes, dossiers.

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    Syllabus (English | Russian)

  • National Security in the Mediasphere

    The course forms an idea of the national interests of the Republic of Belarus, external and internal threats that may prevent their implementation.

    Discipline for those, who earn their master’s degree in the field of journalism. It has 3 credits and 124 hours in total. The program provides 42 classroom hours: 30 hours for lectures, 10 hours for seminars, 2 hours for guided self-study.

    The course introduces the problems of national security, key documents and organizations in this area. The acquired knowledge will help cover this topic in the mass media properly. It is also expected, that after studying this course students will be guided by the national interests of the Republic of Belarus in their journalistic practice.

    Course material

    Syllabus (in Russian)

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Archived Courses

  • Media Monitoring and Analysis

    While studying the discipline, students master the basic methods, technologies and tools for monitoring and analyzing the information space.

    Students of the specialty «Journalism (web journalism)» earn 2 credits by studying this discipline in the 5th semester. The course program covers 90 hours, including 34 classroom hours: 8 hours of lectures, 24 hours of laboratory classes and 2 hours of guided self-study.

    The course is designed to form skills of information-analytical and expert-reference work, which are useful when conducting scientific research, performing duties of a journalist or a media analyst.

    Course material

    Syllabus (in Russian)

  • Media Ecology

    Students are invited to look at the information space as a human habitat and evaluate the socio-cultural implications of the expansion of the latest communication technologies.

    Special course for students of the specialty «Journalism (Print Media)» was launched in 2011. Total amount of classroom hours is 34, among them: 14 hours for lectures, 16 hours for seminars, 4 hours for guided self-study.

    The discipline is aimed at developing systemic, integrated view of the media space, understanding of the place, that journalists occupy there. Practical skills, which are necessary to combat pathogenic influence of negative phenomena of media environment, are also in the spotlight of the given course.

    Syllabus (in Russian)

  • Cyberpsychology

    The special course introduces future journalists to the socio-psychological and cultural phenomena of cyberspace.

    The elective course was developed and tested in 2012 when preparing students for the specialty «Journalism (Print Media)». The total number of classroom hours per discipline is 34, of which: lecture hours are 14 hours, seminar classes are 16 hours, guided self-study is 4 hours.

    Understanding the peculiarities of cyberspace, the principles of communication in it, will allow media employees to successfully integrate into the Internet environment and distribute content more effectively.

    Syllabus (in Russian)

  • Social Media Editor

    Discipline for web journalists who are responsible for the work in social media, collecting and spreading the information via social media.

    The profile course is offered to 3rd- or 4th- year-students of specialty «Journalism (Web journalism)» since 2013.

    The academic discipline is designed to give all necessary knowledge and skills for professional usage of Web 2.0 platforms in journalistic practice and creation of a social media strategy for mass media.

    Syllabus (in Russian)

Lectures and Speeches

  • 40 Web Resources that Help to Work with Information (Russian)

    Lecture for Belarusian National Technical University students, November, 2014.

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  • Social Media for Journalists (Russian)

    Lecture at the Winter Student Journalism School at the BSU, February, 25–27, 2014.

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  • The Basics of Media Literacy and Media Ecology (Russian)

    Speech at the Youth Center in honor of Saint Seraphim of Sarov, October, 13, 2013.

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  • Social Media in Law Enforcement (Russian)

    Lecture for the Central Department of Internal Affairs of Minsk City Executive Committee staff, September, 2012.

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  • Internal Image of Editorial Office (Russian)

    Lecture at the Faculty of Advanced Studies and Retraining of the BSU, April, 2011.

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  • Internet Communication: 10 Facts that Every Journalist Should Know (Russian)

    Lecture at the Faculty of Advanced Studies and Retraining of the BSU, March, 2011.

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