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


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