The Department has a population of about 400 who are currently enrolled in the following programmes:
Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication
This course has specializations in Print journalism; Broadcast Journalism; Public Relations; and Development Communication. It is grounded in the multidisciplinary approach and provides students with a sound theoretical foundation, blended with practical skills in communication and development.
Bachelor of Education (Arts)
This programme has specializations in English and Literature and mainly prepares students to undertake careers in the teaching profession.
Bachelor of Education (French)
This programme has specializations in French and mainly prepares students to undertake careers in the teaching profession.
Master of Arts in Comparative Literature
The programme is indented to prepare students in literary scholarship, performing arts, creative writing, publishing, teaching and other related sectors.
JOURNALISM AND MASS MEDIA
The collection, writing, editing and presentation of news/news articles in newspapers/magazines/radio and television broadcasts for a broad audience. There are several fields in journalism:
Broadcast Journalism is the field of news and journals which are “broadcast,” that is, published by electrical methods, instead of the older methods, such as printed newspapers and posters. Broadcast methods include radio (via air, cable and Internet), television (via air, cable and Internet) and the Internet. Such media disperse pictures (static and moving), visual text and/or sounds.
Print Journalism is the dissemination of information and facts gathered through newspapers and magazines.
Online journalism refers to news content produced and/or distributed via the Internet, particularly material created by journalists who work for mainstream market driven news organizations.
- News Writing
- Feature writing
- Investigative Journalism
- Broadcast Journalism
- Print Journalism
- Political Communication