Media and Cultural Studies Pietermaritzburg Campus

MECS 101 – Writing and the Media

This course is the first of two introductory modules which introduce students to various aspects of Media Studies.  Writing and the Media focuses strongly on issues of communication, writing and the print media. In lectures, students are introduced to a basic model of interpersonal and mass communication, and the print media as forms of mass communication, social change, mediation and gatekeeping.  There is also a focus on developing students’ abilities to analyse and write about the media.  Within tutorials students have the opportunity to process ideas and knowledge encountered in the lectures in more interactive ways, and to develop their thinking, speaking and writing competencies in relation to analysing aspects of the print media.

  • Offered in:               Semester 1
  • Co-ordinator:           Dr Claire Scott

 

  • Share this Post
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on google
Google+
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp

Related Modules

ENGL 303: Literature and Journalism

In this course we explore the boundary between literature and journalism. We ask questions about what makes a text, written or visual, journalistic and/or literary. …

MECS 704 – Critical Methodology

This course is the first installment of a year-long research learning process. It aims to give students some understanding of the discipline and of selected …

MECS 707 – Journalism, Media Theory & Ethics

This course aims to develop a critical understanding of the ethics of news writing and the news media, and the construction of cultural identity.  Offered in:Semester 1Co-ordinator:Dr …

MECS 708 – Strategic Corporate Communication

This course focuses specifically on strategic communication with stakeholders and publics. The course will have an extensive practical component that will require students to integrate …