Courses Catalogue

Media History

COURSE CODE: MCO 1202
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Bachelor of arts in mass communication
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

The course introduces students to the history of the media and their role in the political history of East Africa, particularly Uganda. Students learn about :important themes and miles tones in the history of Uganda; the historical development of                                          the media; historical relationship between politics and the media; economic liberalization and the advent of private and commercial media; key figures and moments in media/journalism history; selected African and global case studies in the history of journalism and the media.

COURSEOBJECTIVES:

  • To give the learner abroad overview of the history of the media from a global, regional and local perspective.
  • To equip the learner o critically analyze the interrelationships between the political history and democratic development Uganda and that of the media.