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Communications (COMM)

COMM 292 (GH) Introduction to Media & Politics (3) This course explores the intersection of media and politics, introducing students to the critical analysis of mediated political discourse.

COMM 292 Introduction to Media & Politics (3)

COMM 292 examines how mass media and political institutions interact to shape public thinking and debates around social goals, priorities, and policies. The course explores how media structures, routines, and practices shape political decision making; how political forces influence mass media institutions; and how public opinion and media audiences are formed. Students will gain an understanding of these issues through in-depth case studies, class discussions, and written assignments, helping students to develop their own informed views and to learn to express them constructively. The course is designed for both Communications majors and other students with an interest in media and politics.

General Education: GH
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2008

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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