Postgraduate Courses

FAM4042S Media Development and Globalisation

NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 8.

Course convener

Professor Herman Wasserman

Entrance requirements

Acceptance for a Master’s programme.

Course outline

The course deals with media and development within the African context. It provides an exploratory overview of media developments in the context of a changing world, looking particularly at Africa’s position in a shifting geopolitical landscape. Different approaches to global development and socio-political change will be explored to understand the ways in which media has historically been seen as a vehicle for social change and national development.

DP requirements

Attendance at all classes; punctual submission of written work.


One essay (50% each) and a research paper (50%)