Development Communication broadly represents the use of communication to facilitate all sectors of social development including health, agriculture, gender, youth empowerment, education, environment, and social work.
This Department of Development Communication Studies runs a programme that leads to the award of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Development Communication Studies. This programme, which is run under the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, takes an integrated approach to and a broader look at development communication in all its forms. This all-inclusive programme, which equips students with pertinent and contemporary knowledge in the field of development communication, covers the intersection between development communication and journalism, digital communication, media practice, and the history, development, and ethics of the communication industry. It also provides fundamental knowledge about and deepens students’ grasp of the dynamics of communicating with various audiences towards ensuring effective communication for all strata of society. The programme is also designed to ground students in the art of research. Here, students are introduced to the techniques and tools of research and shown how to ask the right question as a critical element for resolving problems.
|Area Of Specialisation
|Dr. Sarah Chidiebere Joe
|Lecturer I/Ag. HOD
|Communication for Development, Digital Communication, and New Media
|Prof. Godwin Bassey Okon
|Communication for Development and Media Advocacy
|Prof. R. N. Amadi
|Public Relations and Media Strategic Communication
|Prof. F. A. Amadi
|Metacommunication and Critical Discourse Analysis
|John Gomba Ngochindo
|Development Communication, Media Management and Mass Media Writing
|Development Communication, Intercultural Communication, Crisis Communication and Phenomenology