Media Communication Division
Course Descriptions

Media Writing

By reading and analyzing articles on various media, including newspapers, magazines, and broadcasting, students will familiarize themselves with various types of articles, and develop basic skills required to write news articles.

Introduction to Communication
Helps students choose their future majors by introducing them to the basic concepts, functions, and processes of communication. Explores the basics of such media as newspapers, magazines, broadcasting, and advertising PR.

Mass Communication & Modern Society
Studies the purpose and functions of mass communication from a social standpoint. Examines the functions of mass communication and its correlation with a wide range of social phenomena, including the relationship between mass media, mass communication, and its audience, and politics and mass communi- cation.

Speech Communication
This course will explain basic concepts of speech, and look at each function and characteristics of different forms of speech. Students will research how communication is carried out in public speeches as well as small and large group discussions.

Intercultural Communication
Conflicts caused by different cultures exposed through globalization are acting as an important variable in personal relations as well as various international exchanges. Interactions among different cultures are studied to understand the behavior and thinking of other cultures.

Theories of Communication
This course focuses on the general theories of communication that are directly and indirectly related to the various genres of newspapers, broadcasting, magazines, advertising and PR communication in order to develop systematic perspectives on the communication phenomena.

Theories of Mass Communication Effects
This course will look at the effects and impacts of mass communication, which is recognized as a critical factor in modern society, on politics, the economy, and culture as well as the lives of people in general.

History of Communication
Students will look at the origin of communicative activities in ancient Greece and Rome, the formation of theories on freedom of the press, and developments in modern communication. Throughout this process, students will identify the impact of communication on the historical development of each country. Students will also develop knowledge required to participate in discussions on the future of communication.

Theory of Research Methodology in Communication
An understanding of the basic concepts and process of research methods for communication theory and knowledge research is sought to study the theories and practices of statistics analysis to write research theses. It deals with the essence of research methodology in communication, process and procedures of research methodology, and methodology of data collection, and furthermore, teaches analytical skills for analysis of collected data.

The existing means of telecommunication are adapting to the existing media environment, resulting from a convergence between broadcasting and telecommu- nications. This course sheds light on the telecomm- unication phenomenon that is leading the digital era and the media environment of the informatization era.

Introduction to Mass Culture
The various theoretical trends of previous studies on mass culture are explored, and systems through which mass culture is produced, distributed and consumed are reviewed. Mass culture phenomena are examined from the perspectives of structuralism and culturalism.

Statistics in Social Science Research
This course increases knowledge about and an understanding of several statistical techniques to quantitatively analyze communication phenomena, a category of the social science phenomena. Actual statistics analysis is also conducted.

Topics of Communication & Information
This course takes systematic interest in various media phenomena which media students should understand as part of the basic qualifications and also explores journalism and new media, advertising and PR, and television and film.

Media Ethics and Law
This course looks at the various legal and ethical bases applied to existing media such as television and newspapers and studies specific cases about copyright, privacy protection, e-commerce, public attributes, and regulation of pornographic materials, all happening in cyber space of the digital media.