Welcome to the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Cape Coast.
The Department was established in 2010 by the Academic Board of the University, after it had ran as Communicative Skills Unit for seven years. The Department of Communication Studies at University of Cape Coast offers you a balance of theory and hands on experience for careers in everything from political communication to public relations, performance to production, advertising to journalism and more. Members of faculty will help you to be abreast of the ways the media works and communication in our social and political spaces. The Department will help you make the most of your talent.
The Department currently runs BA (Communication Studies) in the regular stream, MA (Communication Studies) and MA (Teaching Communicative Skills), both in sandwich stream. Plans are far advanced to introduce Master of Philosophy in Communication Studies in the regular stream. The Communicative Skills programme is geared towards equipping first year undergraduate students with communicative as well as study skills that will enable the students to use language effectively in academic communication.
Communication experts are arguably the most in demand among university graduates. Communication Studies is the right offering in the twenty-first century. The discipline is extremely well positioned as the digital economy, social networking and the move toward media creation rises. The broad nature and breadth of coursework in the discipline is another attribute of academic attraction. With a bachelor and two master’s programmes, we are developing originative fields at the University of Competitive Choice in Ghana. The Department currently has more than 400 undergraduate students and over 100 postgraduate students and each year more young people join us to pursue their studies.
Among others, the Department has set the following goals:

  • appealing to students and corporate organisations and attracting staff as a result of excellent teaching,
  • establishing a strong reputation for communication by offering an extensive and innovative range of courses,
  • fostering close international links in training and research through partnerships with universities and media organisations,
  • using our world-leading knowledge to stimulate innovation in teaching, research, continuing education, and the application of findings.

Feel free to call on us anytime.
 
Eric Opoku Mensah (PhD)
Head of Department
Department of Communication Studies, University of Cape Coast.
 

The Department of Communication Studies was established in 2010 by the Academic Board of the University, after it had run as Communicative Skills Unit from 2003. The Communicative Skills (CS) programme had run in the Department of English and Department for African and General Studies for some years. The CS programme started as a pilot programme for only students in the Faculty of Arts in 1987. It later became a university-wide programme designed to equip all first-year students with good study skills as well as skills in collecting, storing, and communicating information in acceptable forms. The Department has grown from the use of part-time lecturers to recruiting its own full time lecturers.

In addition to Communicatives Skills, the Department now runs B.A. Communication Studies, M.A (Teaching Communication) and M.A. (Communication) degree programmes on both regular and sandwich bases. The Communicative Skills programme is geared towards equipping students with communicative as well as study skills that will enable the students to use language effectively in academic communication. For quality assurance and uniformity, all students take one general quiz in addition to other group assessments for evaluation. The general quiz and the end of semester examinations are both graded through conference marking.

Vision

To have a department that is strongly positioned in Communication within the Faculty of Arts of College of Humanities and Legal Studies, University of Cape Coast.

Mission

The Department of Communication Studies should provide an enabling environment for effective teaching and learning of Communication and the skills involves in good academic discourse. It will also engage in research related to communication at different levels and in a variety of modes. The Department will also contribute to the realization of the vision of the University of Cape Coast by maintaining academic excellence which is a notable characteristic of the University.

The Department of Communication Studies  is vigorously positioned:

1. To promote research, teaching and out research that will position the Department within the Faculty of Arts as par excellence

2. To promote a conducive working environment which recognizes equal opportunities for staff and students within the Faculty of Arts and the University as a whole

3. To provide integrated and modern information and communication technology centre that will serve as a resource centre for both the University community and the outside world

The Department of Communication Studies is a newly created department that has staff who are highly dedicated to academic excellence. Students of the Department are not just immersed in the theories of communication but are also engaged in critical thinking and as well receive hands-on training in their areas of specialization.

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