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Undergraduate course outlines

Department of Media Studies - Overview of Undergraduate Programme for 2017

18 points each
Media & Society – SLLS1005
B or C diagonals
Reading Media Forms – SLLS1006
B or C diagonals
24 points each
Texts, Audiences & Processes of Reception – SLLS2003
D diagonal
Sociology of News Production – SLLS2004
D diagonal
18 points each
 Block 1 Block 2  Block 3 Block 4

Research Methods in Media and Cultural Studies – SLLS3024


1. Power Stream:

Critical Political Economy of the Media – SLLS3014

* 2017 students taking this stream please take note of this special arrangement.


Media, Policy and Regulation - SLLS3010

Media Democracy and
Development  – SLLS3011 

2. Culture Stream:

Consumer Culture & Media – SLLS3026


Media & Global Culture – SLLS3009

New Media & Society – SLLS3013

3. Society Stream:

South African Media History – SLLS3021



Alternative Media – SLLS3004

Issues in South African News
Media – SLLS300S

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Wits Media Studies will help you understand how media work and how they affect us. We critically analyse the role of media in politics, culture and the economy.
We contribute to scholarly debates and research about media and consumerism, and media and democracy in the Global South.
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