1) The variety of terror concepts in mass media.
2) Mass media tackling terrorist forms.
3) Terrorism: political, religious, social, cultural, and historical dimensions in mass media.
4) Why does terrorism emerge and spread from a mass media perspective?
1) How media promotes terrorism in societies.
2) Impacts and perils to religious, socioeconomic, political, cultural and security spheres.
1) Arab government-run media efforts to tackle terrorism.
2) Arab private mass media efforts to tackle terrorism.
3) International mass media coverage of terror operations.
4) Terrorism and how to deal with it policy-wise from international media agencies perspectives.
5) Media coverage of international terror operations on Arab and international media.
6) The Terror Phenomenon: how it is serves media institution economies in the Arab world and the world.
1) Terror publicity and rumor in new media.
2) Terror groups harnessing social media networks to recruit young men and to promote deviant thought.
3) Social media network's role in circulating terror.
• Terror and confrontation strategies
1) Media strategies guaranteeing combatting terror.
2) Roles played by religious and security media agencies infacing terror.
3) Roles played by the family, religious and educational institutions, political organizations, and civil society in facing terror.
4) Roles played by media campaigns and development planning in curtailing terror activities.
5) Arab and international media strategies experience in combatting terror to date.
KKU Mass Communication Department is established with the aim of meeting the academic accreditation standards, though it is the most fledgling department in mass communication Pan-Saudi universities.
Drafted to fulfill the academic accreditation requirements and to meet the domestic mass communication needs, the department plan is based upon teaching English language intensively to the freshmen. In addition, the freshmen will study customized Arabic-focused syllabuses to hone up their writing skills.
Providing three majors, the department is tailored on studying the modern-day trends in mass communication teaching adopted in benchmark universities in the U.S. and Europe. In addition, it serves the domestic labor market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Mass Communication Department plan stands out as it fulfills standards set by the domestic and international accreditation agencies, particularly those pertaining to restructuring the syllabuses by the department on and off campus, including the supporting syllabuses. This serves the approach that media men should have the deep knowhow on various majors and spheres of media action.
There are some other training programs not in the crux of Mass Communication Department; however, they are set to earn the degree. In-house training, for example, is a requirement that helps train undergrads on various on-the-job skills, and enriches practice for course books. This is in addition to scheduling visits for the undergraduates to media agencies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and overseas.
Thanks to the KKU rector’s directives, an attention to Mass Communication Department is paid to activate the mass communication paradigm on campus, including, developing Afaq, the weekly campus newspaper – the first campus newspaper nationwide and in the region. This is in addition to establishing a sophisticated media center, including studios, to be labs for training the undergrads to meet the KKU needs from media perspective.