This course intends students to identify and examine relevant issues and problems in communication and provide an opportunity to discuss critically issues in communication from an Islamic perspective. At the end of the course, the students are supposed to write academic papers on the issues related to communication.
• Overview of Communication Issues in Pakistan
• Freedom of the Press
• Media Monopoly
• Reporting War and Crisis
• Television Content: Sex and Violence
• Portrayal of Islam in the media
• New media technology
• Changing conceptions of the audience
• Cultural imperialism
• Issues in advertising
• Issues in Integrated Marketing Communications
• Other issues of interest to students
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Clow, K. and Baack, D. (2002). Integrated Advertising, Promotion and Marketing Communications. NJ: Prentice Hall.
Hamelink, C.J. (2001) “Considering Communication Issues and Problems Around the Globe.” ICA News, November.
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