Courses Catalogue

Photojournalism

COURSE CODE: MCO 2203
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 a genre of journalism where a high proportion of pictorial presentation is used to tell a story. It equips students with the skill/art of combining words and pictures intended for reproduction of an honest visual report of what happens around then in a form that is understandable to others viewing the picture. It helps students appreciate why “a picture says a thousand words” also students get to learn how to operate visual tools like cameras. 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course introduces learners to photography and its place and significance in the general profession of journalism.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  • define the main terms and principles of photojournalism, to definition of Photojournalism and to explain the nature and Scope of photojournalism 
  • examine the History of Photojournalism, and to explain its role in news
    • explain the changing patterns in photojournalism
  • Define and explain the place of photojournalism in new media technologies and to apply photojournalism in online news
  • They should understand the definition the term camera angle and to explain how the different camera angles affect the views opinion on a photo
  • They should understand the definition the term camera angle and to explain how the different camera angles affect the views opinion on a photo