||Introduction to Communication Theory:-Communication as a Social Science, The Need for Communication, Communication and Language, Communication and Information, The Right to Communicate, Defining Communication, Types of Communication, The Three Stages of Interpersonal Communication, Group Communication, Mass Communication, Mass-Line Communication, Interactive Communication, Western Models of Communication, Indian Communication Theories, Barriers to Communication, Information Technology and Society, Mass Culture, popular Culture and Folk Culture.
||The Mass Media: History, Practices, Values:-Functions of the Mass Media, theories of the Press/Media: Journalism, Cinema, Radio, television, The Recorded Music Industry, Book Publishing, Folk and Traditional Media, Advertising and Public Relations.
||Psychology and Sociology of Media Audiences:-Communication and the Social Sciences, Media Audiences, The Audience as ‘Market’, Psychology of Audiences, The ‘Mass’ Audience, The Public and Public Opinion, Public Opinion Surveys, Mass Media and Politics, Persuasion and Propaganda, Audience Measurement: The ‘Ratings’ Game, Audience Surveys.
||Mass Communication and Society: Uses, Effects, Representations:-The Meaning of ‘Effects’, Theories of Media Effects and Media Uses, Effects of Media on Education, The Mass Media and the Indian Family, Children and the Media, Representations of Women in the Mass Media, Women in the Media Professions, Need for Audience Studies, Media and Consumerism, Violence in the Media and Violence in Society.
||Mass Media, Culture and Development:-The Cultural Context of Development, Development Communication, ‘Modernization’ Models of Development Communication, Dependency/Structuralist Models,’Alternative’ Approaches to Development, Revival of ‘Modernization’ Models, ICT, the Internet and Mobile Telephony for Development, The Need for National and International Regulations, Media, Development and Social Change: The Indian Experience, Broadcasting as Public Service, Mahatma Gandhi: The Communicator, Role of TV in Promoting Literacy and Social Change, SITE, Kheda Communications Project, Radio Rural Forums, Media and Family Planning, Traditional Media and Development, The Press and Development, Voluntary Agencies.
||Information Technology, Telecommunications and the Internet:-From Stand-Alone Technologies to ‘Convergence’, History of Information Technology in India, New Computer Policy (1984), The Private Phone STD/ISD Booth Phenomenon, National Telecommunications Policy (1994), Regulating Telecommunications, Information Technologies: Developments in India, The Information Revolution, The ‘Information Superhighway’, The Internet in India, The Internet, Civil Society and Social Movements, Family and Social Networks, Globalisation, E-Commerce, E-Banking and E-Governance, National Task Force on Information Technology, Mobile Telephony, Serving the Urban and Rural Poor, Social and Cultural Implications, The Gaming Industry, Online Gambling Indusrty, InfoWars, Hate Speech.
||Mass Media, Intellectual Property Rights and the Public Domain:-IPR:An Historical Perspective, India’s Copyright Act, The Meaning of ‘Copyright’, Adaptations and Derivative Works, Indian Broadcasting, Rights of Broadcasters, Cable and Satellite Broadcasting, Doctrine of Fair Use, Home-Taping, Rentals, Piracy, Conclusions.