Courses Catalogue

Classical And Modern Political Thought

COURSE CODE: PAD 2201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Bachelor of arts in mass communication
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Basic
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This is a professional mid-level course unit. It builds on the foundational “introduction to print and electronic media” a key purpose of the course is to enable students to appreciate the fact that before they can write interesting news stories, they must first learn to recognize what news is, thus, the carouse focuses on issues related to general personal qualities of news reporters and the specific professional skills they need to succeed in the increasingly competitive print and electronic media markets. Consequently, the course helps the students to strengthen their understanding of the concepts and nature of news and how to identify what is newsworthy. It will also teach them to conduct research, gather facts, organize ideas and write good news stories. 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course enables students define who a true journalist is. The News gathering techniques and news sources will enable students to learn how to construct meaning full scripts. As a writer, it opens the doors of writing for both print and electronic media, plus professional code of conduct.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit students should be able to;

  • Identify the questions an introduction or lead should answer 
  • Acquire practical knowledge on how to write effective intros
  • Explain the role of sentence structure in an intro.
  • Discuss the importance of objectivity and attribution in news writing 
  • Write accurate, balanced, clear and concise news stories