Media and Communications Theory

Course description Media and Communications Theory
Year: 2014-2015
Catalog number: 8001JOU06Y
Teacher(s):
  • B. Mutsvairo
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 5
Level: 100
Period: Semester 2, Block IV
Hours of study: 35:00 hrs
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Tag(s)

J, PA (Not HD/HI)

Admission Requirements

None.

Description

This course introduces students to the world of mass communication exploring how mass media are organized and how they function in modern society, their technological bases, economic and political foundations, and social implications. The course covers theoretical, historical, and critical perspectives that mass communication scholars use to understand and analyze traditional and contemporary media processes.

Mode of Instruction

Lectures and seminar workshops.

Literature

There will be no textbook for this course. The course will review scientific journal articles focusing on media theory. A complete list of these articles, which students can download online, will be send ahead of the first meeting.

Languages