Advanced News Gathering and Writing
This course is designed to give students experience in the practicalities of in-depth enterprise news reporting and in the writing of complex stories.
The Television Programmes: Scripting
This course will explore the fundamental concepts of scripting various types of programmes for the television medium. Students will be introduced to all facets of the scripting process.
This course focuses on understanding psychology from a Western European view. This approach will include examination and discussion of the different perspectives of psychology, and how these perspectives differ in key assumptions about human behaviour and human nature. The focus will be on understanding what each perspective contributes to the understanding of behaviour and the treatment of mental disorders through research findings. We will also explore the similarities and differences between these Western perspectives and the view of human nature conditioned by cultures and philosophy of the East as experienced by the students.
The objective is to survey a variety of data collection methods with special emphasis on the strengths and weaknesses of each. We will emphasise critical thinking, the problems of uncertainty in decision making and to explore the sociology of science. The objective is to provide the middle manager/students with a sound background in the selection and interpretation of research methods useful in business context.
Seminar in Comparative Politics and Public Policies
The focus of the course is a comparison of the political systems and institutions of major countries or regions of the world. These countries includes the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Egypt, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria; some analysis of politics and policy in Southeast Asia will also be included.
Politics, Economics, America and The Future
The purpose of this course is to explore significant events and issues in the history of the United States. The course will enable participants to better interpret the United States, her policy and attitudes, and to participate intelligently in American policy discussions on relationships among the United States, other global powers, and emerging nations. Students will learn about global conflicts, economic supremacy and failures, the progress of social reforms and culture changes, and the varieties of American life. Through reading, lecture, and discussion, students will gain a better understanding of the United States and its impact around the world.
Advertising Campaign Planning and Management
The purpose of this course is to help students understand the changing marketplace and also to prepare them for the changes to come. In doing so, the students will learn the components of campaign and strategic planning; learn how consumers respond to advertising; learn how to develop and implement a research plan and develop creative strategies. Other topics that will be explored are fundamental media concepts and writing techniques for developing an advertising and promotions plan.
Public Relations Campaign Planning and Management
This course is designed to heighten the student's awareness of specific concerns and considerations that apply to the specialised areas of public relations practice, as well as prepare students to analyse, plan and implement appropriate public relations campaigns. This course will encourage students to explore and evaluate alternative methods and approaches in response to PR situations and provide simulated experience in specific areas of PR.
Arts and Our World
This course is an introduction into experiencing literature and the arts. It will consider aspects of the artistic process and creativity. It is not a history of the arts, nor is it a course that will make students expect critics or practitioners of the various art forms. It is a course that allows students to look more carefully at the world around them by requiring them to interact with and think critically about various visual arts such as painting, sculpture, music and composite art forms such as theatre and film. By participating in these activities they will be able to understand their own perceptions, responses and choices better in relation to their environment.
Values and Culture
This course is designed as an introduction to the Humanities discipline in Western culture, with particular emphasis on the areas of ethics, epistemology and aesthetics as they are developed and expressed in literature, philosophy and theology. The goal of the course is to provide students with an understanding of essential elements of western worldview through the reflection of selected texts dealing with one or more of the three basic concepts: “The True”, “The Good” and “The Beautiful”. Students are encouraged to reflect critically on their own attitudes towards knowledge, value and beauty on the influence of differing cultural context on the development of our worldviews.
Research and Writing in the Academic Community
Citing Sources: Purposes; Fundamentals; Credibility and diversity; Interviews; Selecting printed sources; Scrutinizing electronic sources; Integrating sources; Refinging citations.
Grammar: Internal consistency; Effective punctuation signals; Idioms; Clarity; Structure; Researched writing workshop; Concision.
Management of Personal Lifestyles
This workshop is designed to explore and offer an overview on the various issues and topics, which affect one’s own personal health and wellness. The concepts of education on grooming a total person, stress management, time management, personal health and the effects of the environment on the individual will be addressed in this workshop.
This course is designed to give students background in both ecology and environmental science. Students need to understand how natural systems work (this will encompass the study of general ecological theory), and they will be required to apply the principles to current environmental issues. An attempt will be made to integrate these two disciplines. The goal of this course is to increase awareness in such a way that future generations will be cognisant of potential environmental strains that can be placed on a system when certain political, social and economic decisions are made.
Television Programme Production
Students will experience hands on training in the production of weekly television programmes. In addition, a student production project would be included. These will be produced at the OKCU-TV facility on the Oklahoma City University campus.
Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules
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The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 30 (tutorial)
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