The general aims of the programme are to provide students with: Training in theories of communication and the media, the production, distribution and reception of media products in concrete communities, national/social and international contexts with respect to basic appropriate research methodologies. Appropriate social, cultural, political and economic theories that take cognisance of the concepts of democracy, development and social change and the role of new information technologies in enabling the creation of democratic and equitable societies.A critical and informed understanding of communication and media systems at national, regional and international levels.The ability to conduct research informed by clearly articulated communication and media theories that promote people-centered development at community, national and international levels while respecting the cultural integrity of peoples as well as their basic inalienable human rights.The ability to learn communication and media skills within existing media organisations and to judge and assess their theoretical and research skills in concrete industrial environments.That enable them to realize that communication and media are multidisciplinary fields whose operations are empowered by a diversity of social realities
WHAT OTHER STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
Media and Society Studies is among the most rapidly evolving of academic disciplines at universities the world over. The Media Studies programme at MSU is interdisciplinary, drawing on gender, historical, cultural, literary, artistic and social studies, amongst other topics.
Media and Society Studies , 2nd Year
Department of Media & Society Studies
Midlands State University
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