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Purpose                                                                                                                                     

This course is designed to provide you with the basis of news and feature writing for newspapers.

 

Objectives

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

1.              Define news and discuss criteria for judging the news worthiness of a story/event.

2.              Discuss the principles of journalism and their importance in news writing and reporting.

3.              State the organizational structure and the workings of a news establishment.

4.              Explain the prevailing news ideologies and the process that shapes media content.

5.              Demonstrate practical writing skills for competitive newspaper stories and feature articles.

6.              Discuss ethical issues in journalism.

Explain the effects of new technology on news writing and reporting.



Course Content

The course will give an overview of public international law and will focus, among other things, on the following areas: the nature and sources of international law; highlights on the key branches of international law governing international trade, human rights, responsibility for international crimes, armed conflict;  major actors in international law namely, states and individuals and key institutions such as the United Nations, International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court and their roles.


I. THE  PURPOSE OF THE COURSE 

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the brain-behaviour relationships that underlie various cognitive, behavioural and affective processes. To begin to understand these relationships, we must first review the basic elements of neuroanatomy, physiology and cellular body. The course is to create awareness in the student of the relationship between physiological systems of the human body and behaviour.

II.        COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon successfully completing this course, the student should be able to:-

1) Illustrate the basic structure and functions of the central and peripheral nervous systems;

2) Explain the operation of systems that bring information from the environment into the nervous system;

3) Demonstrate the operation of systems that produce behavioural output that affects the environment;

4) Explain how hormones and the behaviour they govern interact with the environment and each other;

5) Show how homeostatic mechanisms and brain reward systems influence behaviour;

6) Demonstrate how the nervous system processes and stores new information;

7) Discuss the nervous system's roles in emotional reactions;

8)  Explain the nervous system's role in certain neurological and psychological disorders;

9) Discuss the complex interplay among physiology, behaviour, and environmental circumstances.




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