This course introduces students to the specialized nature of writing for young audiences. It involves the study of: child development, child and society in Africa, the child as a special audience, process of writing for children, choosing themes, plot development, characterization, dialogue and conflict, principles of writing, words and tools, proper use of language, emotion in the story,  publishing children’s stories. Prerequisite: ICO 031

This course introduces students to the broad definitions, structures and functions of the mass media; historical development and technological advancement of each medium.,  It also seeks to explore the creation, distribution and exhibition of mass media content, as well as the legal and ethical parameters within which mass media practitioners operate.

This course provides an introduction to the ethical questions involved in interpersonal, public and mediated communication to enable the student to articulate a Christian ethic of communication. Topics include: definition of ethics, ethical bases, Christian communication ethics, sedition. The course explores laws related to journalism and communication such as copyright laws, sedition and defamation. It further exposes students to human rights related to communication, and the role played by media in protecting them. 


The course provides me with the bases of news and feature writing for newspapers/magazines.  Topics will include: definition of news, nature of news, feature writing, structure of a news story, History of the Press in Africa, quotes and attributions.

This course introduces to the student to the principles of graphic design, with emphasis on magazine page layout and practices in desktop publising.

This course introduces students to basic theoretical and practical skills for planning, producing and evaluating audience-related radio programmes.