Certificate Programme in
Journalism and Media Studies
Journalism, Broadcasting, Media in
Society, Media in Developing Countries
Four parts, a different one each
for a Full Certificate.
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This course is a comprehensive introduction to the
field of journalism and media studies. It
is intended (a) for persons engaged in journalism and the media who would
benefit from a better understanding of their profession; (b) for those
interested in how the media work and how they influence our daily lives; and (c)
for students who would profit from a challenging programme that serves as a
bridge between secondary education and higher studies.
This certificate course in its entirety serves as an excellent
preparation for one of St. Augustine’s advanced three-year courses in
journalism or mass communication.
CERTIFICATE AND ITS PARTS
Certificate programme is divided into four parts, three of which must be taken
to gain a Full Certificate. Each
part stands on its own, so that they may be taken in any sequence, each for a
period of three months. Any
individual part may be taken for a Partial Certificate.
(The entire programme is outlined below, as planned for 2000-2001.)
for this Certificate programme must have:
a Form VI Advanced Secondary Education Certificate (A-level), with at
least two principal passes, one of which must be in English;
a Form IV Ordinary Secondary Education Certificate (O-level) with five
credits or more, including English.
Classes are taught in English, as are examinations and readings.
Thus, an adequate spoken and written command of English is required for
I: NEWS WRITING, PRODUCTION, AND COMPUTERS
(Sept. through Nov. 2000)
To give students an elementary
understanding of news gathering and the writing of news articles.
To introduce them to the computer and
how it is used in the news profession.
To guide students through the layout
and production of a newspaper by computer.
Gathering and Reporting
and practice of news production
What is news
and where do you find it?
What makes an
is a computer and how does it work?
to use the keyboard
to WordPerfect or MS-Word
uses of a word processing programme
are computers used in newspaper production
Out a Newspaper Using Computers
for a student newspaper by computer
the articles: news and features
II: RADIO BROADCASTING AND
MEDIA USE FOR EDUCATION (Dec.
2000 through Feb. 2001)
To acquaint students with the
development of radio and how it has influenced history over the past 75 years.
To show students how radio works and
give them some practical experience in its use.
To show ways of using the media in
educating the public.
and Influence of Radio
For war and
a radio station
announcements, programmes, music
Radio to Educate the General Public
education outside the classroom
needs of the general public
media as a supplement to radio
III MEDIA IN SOCIETY
(March through May 2001)
To survey the use of the media in
business, the arts, politics, entertainment, religion, and to understand its
To show how the media can be used for
To show and evaluate how the media are
changing people’s would view
To show how children can be taught to
use the media effectively.
of the Media
hours of news and information
business through the media
and effects of advertising
Bringing fine arts and practical arts into people’s lives
in search of people’s minds and hearts
channels of entertainment and fun
the Media for Social Change
human rights and respect for women
and restoring the environment
the goods of the earth
spirit of peace and reconciliation
sense of moral values at home and in the marketplace
and media law
Education in School and Family
newspapers to educate
library use: learning through books
values in film
approach to television programmes and advertising
Media use in
through media production
IV: MEDIA IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
(June through August 2001)
To understand the importance of folk media
To see the apportunities and challenges
of modern media in developing countries
To view the expanding use of the media
in East Africa
uses of folk media in primitive societies
of folk media today
media vs. folk media
Media in Developing Countries
between countries and between town and village
forms of rural communication
communities through communication
of the Media in East Africa
emphases in East African countries since independence
levels of media development
Plans for the
Gain and loss
from developing role of media in East Africa
regional, African, and world cooperation through the media
date for each of the four parts is: Part 1: September 1, 2000. Part II: December 1, 2000. Part III: March 1, 2001; Part IV:
May 31, 2001. The same four parts
are planned for these dates each academic year.
for each part will be done the day before classes begin. For each separate quarter, fees for Tanzanians living off
campus are Tshs 250,000, and 350,000 for on campus residents.
The full Certificate (3 quarters) is charged at the regular rate for
certificates: Tshs 520,000 (off campus) and 880,000 (on campus). Fees for
International students living on campus are US$ 1,250 for one quarter, $5,000
for a Full Certificate (three quarters). To assure a place in the course,
applications must be submitted as early as possible.
information and an application form, contact:
Augustine University of Tanzania