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Media Education

 

Communication: What is Communication? The Language of Signs and Symbols, Mass Media: What is Media Culture?/ Why Media Education? Advertising: Elements of Advertising, Techniques of Advertising, Target Audience; Radio: Types of Radio Programmes, Radio Versus TV; Television and Films: Why Watch TV? Learning from TV, Types of TV Programmes; Newspapers and Magazines: Kinds of News, Sources of News, Elements of News, Writing news, Feature writing; Computer and Internet (if facilities available on the spot): E-mails, Websites, Digital camera.

 

Media Ethics

 

Philosophy: Logic and Semantics; Basic concepts of Logic; Ethics of reporting: Objectivity and Truth; Ethical decision making in computer assisted Journalism; When disturbing photos run; Ten questions to make good ethical decision; Investigative reporting and ethics; Ethics for Photojournalists; Ethics of information selling; Censorship; Press Laws; Code of conduct for journalists

 

Feature Writing

 

What is a Feature? Kinds of Features; Developing Feature stories; Interviewing guidelines; Writing feature stories; Checking your work; Practicals

 

Reporting

 

Basics of gathering news; Kinds of News, Sources of News, Elements of News, Writing news: Qualities of a good reporter; Making the interview work; Writing news story leads; Building the Lead; Handling speeches and quotes; Practicals

 

Writing Skills

 

Elementary rules of usage; Elementary principles of Composition: choosing a suitable design, paragraph the unit of composition, using the active voice, stating in positive form, definite, specific and concrete language, omitting needless words; a few matters of form; words and expressions commonly misused; an approach to style; synonyms and antonyms; current English usage.

 

Lumen Gentium (Light of the Nations)

 

The general structure of L.G, The mystery of the Church; The People of God; The Hierarchy; The Laity; Religious; The Eschatological nature of the Church; The Role of the Father; The Role of the Holy Spirit; The Kingdom of God; Biblical images of the Church; The Missions, The Call to Holiness; Mary in the Mystery of Salvation; Conclusion

 

Communication Theology

 

Importance of the integration of communication in pastoral/theological formation; Communication theology for formation and mission; Theology’s response to the challenges of communication; Theologizing with insights from communication; The challenges of the emerging audio-visual language for theologizing; Theologizing through images and sounds; Inculturation as communication; Liturgy as communication; Finding God in Media and popular culture; Use of media in teaching theology.

 

Partnership in Mission

 

Male-Female relationship in the Church: Analysis of the situation; Priests-Religious relationship in the Church’s mission: perceptions and expectations from the laity; Effective ways of working together in the Church for the mission of the Kingdom; Conclusions.

 

   

 

 

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