POLS 521. Mass Media and Politics. 3 Hours H.

The primary goal of this course is to critically examine the role of mass media in U.S. politics. Students learn how information makes it into news coverage, as well as how media content affects individuals, political campaigns, and governing decisions. The course covers media effects theories, news bias and polarization, political entertainment, and other topics. Although the primary focus of the course is politics, students interested in public relations and strategic communication also benefit from learning about U.S. journalism. By the end of the semester, students will be able to critically evaluate political and media systems in the U.S. (Same as COMS 335.) Prerequisite: COMS 130 or COMS 150. LEC.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Political Science

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...Parties POLS 516 Public Opinion and American Democracy POLS 520 Political Campaigns POLS 521 Mass...

Minor in Leadership Studies

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...POLS 528 Environmental Justice and Public Policy POLS...Women and Work SOC 521 Wealth, Power, and...

Bachelor of Arts in Global and International Studies

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...POLS 151 Introduction to Comparative Politics Honors POLS...of Global Health SOC 521 Wealth, Power, and...

Global and International Studies Minor

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...POLS 151 Introduction to Comparative Politics Honors POLS...of Global Health SOC 521 Wealth, Power, and...

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

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...Theory POLS 674 Ethics in International Relations POLS...351 Africa Today SOC 521 Wealth, Power, and...

Minor in Human Sexuality

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...Physical Appearance WGSS/PSYC 521 Women and Violence...Sex, and Globalization WGSS/POLS 640 Politics of...