Mass Communication Courses – 2024/2025 (Updated)

Full list of mass communication courses offered in Nigerian higher institutions of learning. Mass communication is a programme that consists of several courses, starting from foundation courses which is the starting point for 100-level freshers or scholars in their first year of study to final year courses.

 Full List of Mass Communication courses

Before a scholar of mass communication qualifies and graduates from this programme he/she must have taken and passed the several courses under the programme which include; Writing Courses, Broadcast Courses, Print Courses, Persuasion Courses, Media Attachment (practical experience courses), Photojournalism and film (practical courses), also Research and Project.

The above-mentioned courses are the key areas which form the basis of all Courses Under Mass Communication.


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    Below is the complete list of mass communication courses offered in Nigeria tertiary institutions of learning (First Year – Final Year).

    First Year (First and Second Semester) Courses

    1. Introduction to Mass Communication

    2. History of the Nigerian Mass Media

    3. Elements of Journalistic Style

    4. Communication in English I

    5. The Use of Library & Study Skill

    6. Logic Philosophy & Human Existence

    7. Introduction to Philosophy I

    8. Nigerian Legal System I

    9. Introduction to Nigerian Literature I

    10. Introduction to Fiction

    11. Elementary French I

    12. Major World Civilizations

    13. Nigeria from 1500 to 1800

    14. History of Africa from 1500 – 1800 A.D

    15. African Communication Systems

    16. Writing for the Mass Media

    17. Typesetting

    18. Communication in English II

    19. Nigerian Peoples & Culture

    20. Introduction to Philosophy II

    21. Nigerian Legal System II

    22. Introduction to Nigerian Literature II

    23. Basic English Grammar and Composition

    24. Elementary French II

    25. History of West Africa from 1500 A.D. to the Present

    26. Europe to the Age of Revolutions

    27. Basic Communication Theory

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    Second Year (First and Second Semester) Courses

    1. Theories of Mass Communication

    2. Reporting

    3. Graphics of Mass Communication

    4. Critical and Review Writing

    5. Announcing and Performance

    6. Principles of Public Relations

    7. Introduction to Film

    8. Natural Science I

    9. Peace and Conflict Resolution I

    10. Introduction to Computer Science

    11. Marketing Foundations for Advertising and Public Relations

    12. Introduction to Political Science I

    13. Nigerian Politics and Government I

    14. Introduction to Sociology I

    15. Media and Society

    16. Information and Communication Technologies

    17. News Writing

    18. Principles of Broadcasting

    19. Principles of Advertising

    20. Media Attachment

    21. Natural Science II

    22. Peace and Conflict Resolution II

    23. Fundamentals of Media Relations

    24. Introduction to Political Science II

    25. Nigerian Politics and Government II

    26. Determinants of Behaviour

    27. Introduction to Sociology II

    28. Social Changes and Social Problems

    Third Year (First and Second Semester) Courses

    1. Development Journalism

    2. Feature and Interpretative Writing

    3. Magazine Article Writing

    4. Radio/TV Programme Writing and Production

    5. News Editing

    6. Fundamentals of Book Publishing

    7. Photojournalism

    8. Introduction to Entrepreneurship

    9. Public Affairs Broadcasting

    10. Financial Relations

    11. Advertising Creative Strategies and Tactics

    12. Consumer Affairs

    13. Specialized Reporting

    14. Editorial Writing

    15. Broadcast Programming

    16. Newspaper Production

    17. Magazine Production

    18. Media Attachment

    19. Introduction to Mass Communication Research

    20. Advertising and Public Relations Research

    21. Computer Applications

    22. Business Development and Management

    23. Broadcast Commentary and Critical Writing

    24. Community Relations

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    Fourth Year (First and Second Semester) Courses

    1. Mass Communication Law and Ethics

    2. International Communication

    3. Advanced Radio/TV Production

    4. Advanced Newspaper Production

    5. Advanced Magazine Production

    6. Print Seminar

    7. Advanced Public Relations

    8. Station Management and Operations

    9. International Broadcasting

    10. International Public Relations

    11. Organisation and Management of Advertising and Public Relations Agencies

    12. Media Management

    13. Broadcast Seminar

    14. Advanced Advertising

    15. Documentary Film Production

    16. Film Criticism

    17. Educational Broadcasting

    18. Special Topics in Advertising & Public Relations

    19. Multinational Advertising

    In Conclusion:

    These list of courses mentioned above are the major or popular courses under mass communication, they may not be the same as your institution of choice, your institution of choice might name them differently, or even offer more or less. Whichever, they are similar in some form.

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