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Honours in Political Communication

Honours in Political Communication

Convener

Dr Musa Ndlovu


Contributing staff

Professor Robert Mattes

Dr Wallace Chuma

 


Admission requirements

(a) Faculty requirements are set out under rules FH3.

(b) Specialisation requirements:

  • Completion of a first degree with appropriate courses in Political Science, Media and Writing or closely related disciplines. Applicants will normally be expected to have an average of an upper second or better result for their first degree.
  • Students transferring from other universities and/or who do not have a background in Media and Writing or Political Science may apply to the Convener. The programme committee will consider such applicants on an individual basis for their suitability to the programme.

Prescribed curriculum:

The curriculum comprises four taught courses and a research essay/project.

Compulsory courses

NQF credits

HEQSF level

FAM4008F Media Theory and Media Research

24

8

FAM4013F Political Communication

24

8

FAM4032F Understanding Public Argumentation

24

8

AND either      
POL4007H Research Essay/Project (Political studies)

30

8

OR      
FAM4009H  Media Research Project

30

8

 

Elective courses

One approved elective. Recommended courses include:

   

FAM4014S

Political Journalism 24 8

FAM4018S

Crisis Communication in Africa 24 8

FAM4031S

South African Public Rhetoric 24 8

FAM5014S

Media and National Development Policy 24 9
POL5023S Political Behaviour and Research
(Political studies) (May not be offered in 2017)
24 9
POL4009F Democratic Transition and Consolidation
(Political Studies)
24 8