Certificate in Journalism and Mass Media Communication

Core: Six Core Courses

  1. Introduction to Journalisms
  2. Basic reporting and writing Skills
  3. Mass communication research methods
  4. Community and developmental Journalism
  5. Photojournalism
  6. The editorial process and Newspaper layout and design

Elective: 16 elective courses (not required)

  • Social Media Uses in Journalism.
  • African Politics
  • Online Publishing
  • Corporate Blogging
  • Online Publishing
  • Business Reporting
  • Public Relations
  • Newsroom Management
  • Media Law
  • Specialized Writing
  • Presentation Skills
  • English for Journalists
  • Political Journalism
  • News Agency Journalism
  • Public Affairs Reporting
  • Broadcast Journalism

Students are free to pick up to three course electives in ADDITION to the six core courses. Thus, some individual students may, if they pick electives, have as many as 7 to 9 courses. Elective courses will cost extra ($100 per course) for the students who will add them to their core courses. The course professor will design extra lectures for those electives.

Number students to be in this program: 50 students

Duration: One Year offered in 3 semesters

Fees: $100 per course x 6 core courses = $600

Payment options:

Students will pay $200 per semester (2 courses will be offered each semester) or students can make one time payment for $600 for the 6 core courses.

Semester 1

Due date for the first payment of $200: February 1, 2017

Start date: February 6, 2017

End date: April 14, 2017

Semester 2

Due date for the first payment of $200: April 28, 2017

Start date: May 1, 2017

End date: July 17, 2017

Semester 3

Due date for the first payment of $200: September 28, 2017

Start date: October 1, 2017

End date: December 1, 2017