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Level

: Three

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Semester

: 2

Course Code

: SOCI 32546

Course Title

: Sociology of Communication

Type

: Core

Course Objective

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The main objectives of this course are to emphasis the sociological perspective of communication and the importance of the communication for development. Therefore, the students will gain the knowledge and skill to pursuit these objectives.

Course Contents

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Introduction
Nature of Communication, Development of Sociology of Communication.
Human Communication and Its Types.
Relationship between Communication and Society.
Informal and Formal Communication Processes in Traditional Society and Modern Society.
Modern Society and Patterns of Communication, Media using, Concepts of Authority and Operation.
Impact of Communication to Adaptation of Social Attitudes, Advertising.
Communication and Third World
The Nature and The Characteristics of Communication Patterns in Third World Countries.
Communication and Social Change
Impact of Communication to Social Evolution and Progress, Impacts of Communication in the Process of Social Change: Westernisation, Modernisation and Commercialisation.
Social Development and Communication.
Communication and Modern Capitalist Market System
Commercialisation of Institutional Communication.
Cinema and Society, New Trends in Sri Lankan Cinema Culture.
Television Culture and Teledrama in Sri Lanka.
Modern Trends in Communication
Internet, Globalisation and New Socio-Cultural Traits.
A Compulsory Presentation
The Presentation topic will be given by the lecturer.

Methodology

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Lectures and Class Room Works.

System of Evaluation

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1. Written Paper: 80%


2. One Compulsory Presentation: 20%