ACCRA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Department of Liberal Studies and Communications Technology

Overview of the Department

The Department of Liberal Studies and Communication Technology (LSCT), formerly Language and Liberal Studies Department, is arguably one of the oldest departments in Accra Technical University. It is under the Faculty of Applied Arts. The department houses two major programmes in Public Relations with Digital Communication, Additionally, it is a servicing department and augments all other departments in the University in interdisciplinary courses such as Communication Skills, Business Communication, French, Research Methods, African Studies, Entrepreneurship, and Law.

While other departments provide students with specialized skills, the Department of Liberal Studies and Communication Technology, through its servicing courses, equip students with general skills in the ability to reason, speak, write, communicate, and make decisions independently and critically — transferrable skills for all careers and futures. The department is multidisciplinary and currently has sixteen (16) lecturers with diverse specialisation.

In addition to the liberal courses being serviced from the department, the department has started running Diploma in Public Relations. It is a two-year programme certified by NABPTEX.

 VISION

  • To equip students with knowledge-based, and problem-solving skills that will prepare them to reason, communicate meaningfully, and make critical decisions independently.
  • To engage and collaborate with other researchers and scholars in solution-based research in tackling real life problems.

 MISSION

To train students to develop a richer personal life, stronger preparation for active citizenship, and a capacity for life-long learning and research.

 OBJECTIVE

The objectives of the department are:

  • To expose students to appropriate language use for both oral and written communication.
  • To imbibe in students critical thinking skills, creative practice and a sense of moral and ethical responsibility towards the wellbeing of individuals, communities, and environments.
  • To equip students with basic legal and socio-economic competencies which would enable them to operate efficiently as professionals and experts in their fields of endeavour.

SPECIALISED/MAJOR PROGRAMMES

  • Bachelor of Technology in Public Relations with Digital Communication
  • Diploma in Public Relations

Diploma in Public Relations

Level 100 Semester I

 

S/N

 

Course Code

 

Course Title

 

Credit  Hrs

1.

DPR101

Computer Technology

3

2.

DPR103

Foundation of Business

3

3.

DPR105

Business Communication

3

4.

DPR107

Principles of Marketing

3

5.

DPR109

Internal Marketing

3

6.

DPR111

Communication Skills

3

Level 100 Semester 2

 

S/N

 

Course Code

 

Course Name

 

Credit   Hrs

1.

DPR 201

News Writing & Reporting

3

2.

DPR 209

Social Marketing

3

3.

DPR 205

Corporate Communication

3

4.

DPR 207

Media Management

3

5.

DPR 203

Principles of Public Relations

3

Level 200 Semester I

 

S/N

 

Course Code

 

Course Title

 

Credit  Hrs

1.

DPR 203

Principles of Public Relations

3

2.

DPR 205

Corporate Communication

3

3.

DRP 207

Media Management

3

4.

DPR 209

Social Marketing

3

5.

DPR 210

News Writing & Reporting

3

                Level 200 Semester 2

 

S/N

 

Course Code

 

Course Title

 

Credit  Hrs

1.

DPR 102

Communication Skills

 

2.

DPR 104

French language Proficiency

 

3.

DRP 106

Event Management

 

4.

DPR 112

Principles of Advertising

 

5.

DPR 122

Digital Public Communication

 

6.

DPR 108

African Studies

 

Liberal Courses

  1. Communication Skills –           COS 101
  2. African Studies –           AFS 111
  3. Entrepreneurship             –           ETP 301
  4. Law –           LAN 335

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