Courses Studied at UNIVERSITY OF GHANA SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES

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FSSP 701: Philosophy of the Social SciencesThe course aims at exposing doctoral students to the epistemological underpinnings of social science research. It focuses on the differences and similarities between the social and natural sciences, casual relationships, social laws and the ontological…COMS 740: Seminar IVAt this seminar, the student presents the full findings of the research.
COMS 730: Seminar IIIPreliminary findings of the student’s research are presented at this seminarCOMS 720: Seminar IIStudent presents research experience report at a seminar.
COMS 710: Seminar IStudent presents at a seminar his or her research proposal.COMS 708: Integrated Marketing CommunicationThe course seeks a broader discussion of the various professions in communication and how they relate to the business context. It encompasses theoretical and rhetorical analysis of professional communication, persuasion in the market place and the management…
COMS 706: Communication and Public PolicyUnderstanding the centrality of communication in policy formulation and implementation within the civil and public services has become a 21st Century challenge. This course explores the connecting sharing information among policy makers, journalists, bloggers…COMS 705: Political CommunicationPolitical communication is the intersection between politics and communication. It is generally concerned with production and consumption of political information. How such information spreads and influences politics is the main focus of this course. It…
COMS 704: Advanced Communication Research MethodsLinkages in the various steps in communication research as a matter of consistency is the main focus of this course. The course also involves the development of data collection instruments and techniques for their respective data processing as guided by…COMS 703: Current Issues in Communication StudiesThis seminar format course is designed to assemble accomplished communication practitioners to lead discussion in their areas of practice. Topics will be selected based on current developments in the area of practice of the guest practitioner. This…
FSSP 701: Philosophy of the Social SciencesThe course aims at exposing doctoral students to the epistemological underpinnings of social science research. It focuses on the differences and similarities between the social and natural sciences, casual relationships, social laws and the ontological…COMS 740: Seminar IVAt this seminar, the student presents the full findings of the research.
COMS 730: Seminar IIIPreliminary findings of the student’s research are presented at this seminarCOMS 720: Seminar IIStudent presents research experience report at a seminar.
COMS 710: Seminar IStudent presents at a seminar his or her research proposal.COMS 708: Integrated Marketing CommunicationThe course seeks a broader discussion of the various professions in communication and how they relate to the business context. It encompasses theoretical and rhetorical analysis of professional communication, persuasion in the market place and the management…
COMS 706: Communication and Public PolicyUnderstanding the centrality of communication in policy formulation and implementation within the civil and public services has become a 21st Century challenge. This course explores the connecting sharing information among policy makers, journalists, bloggers…COMS 705: Political CommunicationPolitical communication is the intersection between politics and communication. It is generally concerned with production and consumption of political information. How such information spreads and influences politics is the main focus of this course. It…
COMS 704: Advanced Communication Research MethodsLinkages in the various steps in communication research as a matter of consistency is the main focus of this course. The course also involves the development of data collection instruments and techniques for their respective data processing as guided by…COMS 703: Current Issues in Communication StudiesThis seminar format course is designed to assemble accomplished communication practitioners to lead discussion in their areas of practice. Topics will be selected based on current developments in the area of practice of the guest practitioner. This…
COMS 619: COMMUNICATION HISTORYThe course is designed to examine historical perspectives of the media. It traces the history of the mass media from Ghanaian indigenous communication systems through the invention of Papyrus by the Egyptians, the Acta Diurna of imperial Rome, and…COMS 618: MEDIA MANAGEMENTThe structure and organization of electronic and print media houses including patterns of ownership, the publishers, financing and manpower of media broadcast organizations, newspaper and magazines are described and analysed in this course. There…
COMS 617: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONThis is an intensive study of international communication. The course focuses on media systems of the world and issues of theory and flow of international communication including globalisation, communication and new technology, and implications of…COMS 616: STATISTICS IN COMMUNICATION RESEARCHThe course entails a survey of basic statistical methods as tools for data analysis in communication research. Measures of central tendency, dispersion, association and difference are discussed in the context of descriptive and inferential analysis…
COMS 615: GRAPHICS OF COMMUNICATIONGraphics enhance media content presented in words. Indeed, graphics do tell stories by themselves. This course takes the student through basic applications of graphics such as page design and graphical representation of statistics in presenting…COMS 614: MEDIA ETHICS AND LAWThe weight of this course is on the ethics of the media profession, although students will be exposed to some media law. Students will be introduced to ethical and moral standards applicable to the mass media. The course will cover the ethical…
COMS 613: ADVERTISINGIn the course, students are introduced to the basic principles underlying Advertising, how advertising works and its place in marketing. It has a practical component of campaign planning, copywriting, and radio/television production.COMS 612: ADVANCED ADVERTISINGIn this course, students are taken through the brands, definition and principles of good advertising. Also examined are planning campaign for marketing brief or client’s intention and advertising proposals or agency’s response. At this…
COMS 611: PUBLIC RELATIONSThis is an introductory course that is meant to expose students to the general principles of Public Relations practice and to orient them to basic concepts in the field. Emphasis is on the role of Public Relations in modern society. The course…COMS 610: ADVANCED PUBLIC RELATIONSThis course examines Public Relations as it is practised in organisations, its structure, and calibre of personnel, duties of practitioners, chain of command, and the need for research in Public Relations. It also looks at ethics, codes of…
COMS 609: BROADCAST JOURNALISMThe course is designed to introduce students to professional broadcast news writing. The Students are taken through the principles and techniques of broadcast journalism as well as some practical skills in Radio and Television production. The course…COMS 608: ADVANCED BROADCAST JOURNALISMThis course focuses on the writing and production of broadcast messages. Aspects covered range from news stories through public service announcements to commercials. Students are led to examine persuasion as a common element of all broadcast…
COMS 607: PRINT JOURNALISMThis course introduces students to the basics of journalism and its practice. It is designed to provide students with a general knowledge and understanding of news writing and reporting. Emphasis is on techniques of writing and gathering information…COMS 606: ADVANCED PRINT JOURNALISMThe main objective of this course is to assist students to improve upon their writing skills and introduce them to various approaches to Journalism. Students are taught interpretative and investigative reporting skills through covering major beats…
COMS 605: COMMUNICATION RESEARCH METHODSThe course focuses on the basics of “scientific” communication research. Students are introduced to the philosophy, the logic and rules of empirical research. There is a limited introduction to the use of statistics in communication…COMS 604: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSESThe course is aimed at familiarising students with the basic techniques for analysing results of social research with particular emphasis on communication issues. The focus of the course is on the research design process: conceptualisation and…
COMS 603: MASS MEDIA, CULTURE AND SOCIETYStudents are introduced to basic concepts in Mass Communication, particularly its elements and processes, institutional structures and characteristics. The course also explores the socio-cultural and philosophical context of media institutions and…COMS 602: DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATIONThis is a graduate seminar course that analyses the relationship between communication and development, especially in countries classified as “less developed” or Third World. The seminar reviews the historical development of the concept…
COMS 601: COMMUNICATION THEORIES & MODELSThe course is intended to offer a broad overview of a core of theories related to communicative behaviour, particularly mass communication. Empirical research in mass communication, including the development of theories, will be used to explain and…

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