The role of the media in politics, including how media presentation and interpretation of events affect public opinion, political institutions, and public policy. Prerequisite: POLS 021.
Anthony Gierzynski ()
Dates: May 19 - June 13, 2014; This section has registration restrictions - May not be a student in the following class: 01 (first-year); Prereq: POLS 021
In this course we examine the ever-changing nature of media in the U.S. and its effect on the political system. Questions covered include: What determines how the media cover political reality? How does the media coverage affect public opinion? What role does the media play in elections?
Students will be evaluated on their understanding of course material through a series of quizzes, written exercises, and a final exam.
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