COMMUNICATION

COMM-509
Politics and the Media (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

(BJ, CS, PC, PJ) (MS) Examination and analysis of the intersection of media and politics today. This course focuses on how media in all forms, from mainstream TV and newspapers to blogs, political ads and web sites, have an impact on politics; how political actors seek to promote their messages and campaigns; and how the intersection of politics and media influences public opinion and public policy. Usually offered once a year. Prerequisite: minimum 2.5 GPA.