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Postgraduate Courses

FAM5014S Media Development and Globalisation

NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 9.


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.


Assessment

Two essays (25% each) and a research paper (50%)