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PSCIĀ 211: Media and Politics

In a democratic state, the media play an important role in linking the people to elected officials and political institutions. The course is principally concerned with this connection. By analyzing broad and varied forms of political communication and studying scholarship on the role of media in society, students explore the structure of American media with respect to political institutions, the effects media can have on individuals' political attitudes, and the role the media play in political campaigns and governance. Counts toward American studies major and media studies concentration.
Prerequisite: none, but one course in political science is recommended.

American Studies

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...in Music History PSCI 111 American Politics PSCI 211 Media and Politics PSCI 244 Race...

Media Studies

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...the Electronic Medium PHYS 252 Musical Acoustics PSCI 211 Media and Politics THEAT 275 Writing...