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.
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.
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.
The discipline is offered to students of the specialty «Journalism (Web journalism)» in 7th semester. The total number of classroom hours is 114, of which 42 hours are given for practical lessons, 62 hours – for laboratory work, 10 hours – for guided self-study.
The course is designed for students who have already gained some practical experience in editorial offices and have mastered core general and specialized disciplines at university. This course is aimed at developing specific journalistic skills; it makes young professionals ready for the reality of the Belarusian media market.
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.
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.
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.
Lecture for Belarusian National Technical University students, November, 2014.
Lecture at the Winter Student Journalism School at the BSU, February, 25–27, 2014.
Speech at the Youth Center in honor of Saint Seraphim of Sarov, October, 13, 2013.
Lecture for the Central Department of Internal Affairs of Minsk City Executive Committee staff, September, 2012.
Lecture at the Faculty of Advanced Studies and Retraining of the BSU, April, 2011.
Lecture at the Faculty of Advanced Studies and Retraining of the BSU, March, 2011.