Department Of English and Mass Communication Lecture Notes


Lecturer

1) INTRODUCTORY TO POETRY.

(Dr Awuzie Solomon )

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the completion of this course, students should be able to:
• define poetry as a form of writing or literature
• discuss the elements of poetry that they have been taught in the course
• identify the different forms of poetry through their characteristic features
• comment on the qualities of any given poem to demonstrate the skills of criticism/appreciation they have acquired in this course.

Lecturer

2) NEWS WRITING AND REPORTING (LECTURE NOTE).

(Rev. Fr. Peter Egielewa Eshioke)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is a practical course designed to enable students to become proficient in preparing a publishable news story under deadline. The course examines and sharpens the earlier knowledge of the students in the course of writing for the Mass Media. Here topics like definition of news as well as the inverted pyramid and other non-conventional structures of news writing will be taught; types of lead, sources of news and attribution in news writing are also covered.…

Lecturer

3) CRITICAL AND REVIEW WRITING (LECTURE NOTE).

(Dr Ngonso Frederick Blessed)

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the completion of this course, students are expected to:

  1. Define the concept of Critical and Review writing as a specialize form of media writing
  2. Understand the different principles of review writing
  3. Understand the functions of critical and review writing
  4. Understand the different works of art for review
  5. Apply the understanding in reviewing different works of art.

Lecturer

4) EDITORIAL WRITING (LECTURE NOTE).

(Dr Ate Asan Andrew)

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the completion of this course, students are expected to:
1. Define the concept of Editorial and understand qualities of good editorial writers
2. Understand types and functions of editorials
3. Understand persuasive and propaganda techniques in editorial writing
4. Apply the concept of editorial on topical socio-political and economic happenings in Nigeria.
5. Write good editorials.

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5) THEORIES OF MASS COMMUNICATION (LECTURE NOTE).

(Dr Ate Asan Andrew)

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the completion of this course, students are expected to:
1. Define the theory
2. Understanding the process of arriving at a theory
3. Understand types of theories
4. Know how to apply the theories in different political settings
5. Know how to formulate the theory

Lecturer

6) PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS (LECTURE NOTE).

(Dr Ate Asan Andrew)

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the completion of this course, students are expected to:
1. Understand meaning of Public Relations
2. Know the Origin of Public Relations
3. Know the relationship between Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising
4. Know the functions and strategies of Public Relations
5. To apply the concept of Public Relations in Persuasion Propaganda and Public Opinion scenarios

Lecturer

7) ENGLISH PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY I (LECTURE NOTE).

(Mr Iyoha Charles Kayode Osas)

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. define phonetics and phonology
  2. explain the relationship between phonetics and phonology;
  3. identify the organs of speech involved in the production of speech sounds in English;
  4. distinguish between the sound system of English and other languages;
  5. explain the parameters for describing English speech sounds