MDST*1040 (Media & Communication Studies Program)
Writing and Research for Media And Communication Studies I
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This course introduces students to research and writing at the university level and in particular for media and communication studies. In addition to reviewing and refining grammar, construction and composition skills, students learn the fundamentals of effective storytelling as well as the basics of media writing; i.e. writing and researching for consumer media such as journalism, public relations and/or marketing platforms. It covers academic essay-writing, researching primary and secondary sources, crafting theses related to media and communication studies and using academic citation and style.
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- Classes held on University of Guelph-Humber campus (Toronto).
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