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POLS 237 – Pol Effects of Entertain Media

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Investigates the relationship between popular film, TV, books, and/or video games and people's perspectives on politics. Prerequisite: POLS 137.

Section Description: This course is dedicated to exploring the ways TV shows, movies, books, and other forms of entertainment shape people's political views. Students collaborate to create, design and implement a research project on the political effects of entertainment media. Previous class projects have examined, among other things, the impact of the Harry Potter series on the Millennial Generation, the impact of Game of Thrones and House of Cards on their viewers' belief in a just world, the effect of portrayal of Villains on attitudes about criminal justice, and the effect of South Park and The Simpsons on political cynicism/skepticism.

CRN: 14794

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 20/20

Days Time Location
TR 11:40 - 12:55 OLD MILL 523

Instructor(s): Anthony Gerard Gierzynski

Meeting Dates: 13 Jan 2020 - 01 May 2020