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Oct 15, 2015 by Suzanne Farrand (sfarrand)
PSPR 6223 : Public Opinion and Political Socialization
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:21:35 GMT
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:17:09 GMT
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Professional Studies Public Relations (PSPR)
College of Professional Studies
Professional Studies - Public Relations (PSPR)
Long Course Title
Public Opinion and Political Socialization
Short Course Title
Public Opinion & Political Soc
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PSPR 6201 and PSPR 6202
Ben Zingman Ph.D
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The process by which people become engaged in public debates and politics; how they acquire and maintain attitudes, biases, and beliefs, and the decisions they make as a result. Discussion centers on the forces that influence public opinion and political socialization, including the power of the press and its impact on our major institutions.
Through this course, students will: • Develop awareness and critical thinking regarding the role, formation, measurement, and use of public opinion in contemporary U.S. public affairs and public relations. • Understand processes that shape opinion, political and marketplace behavior, and the role we play as communicators in engaging and influencing these processes. • Enhance critical thinking about when and how communications can and should be used to support or change public opinion. • Write a substantial analysis of how communications activities are utilized in the real world to influence opinions, attitudes, and behavior. • Enhance written communications skills.
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Course Reviewer Comments
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:09:29 GMT
Rollback: Please review this version of the course description, which has been edited to reflect conventional length and "Bulletin" language: "The process by which people become engaged in public debates and politics; how they acquire and maintain attitudes, biases, and beliefs, and the decisions they make as a result. Discussion centers on the forces that influence public opinion and political socialization, including the power of the press and its impact on our major institutions."
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:26:07 GMT
Rollback: See comment from academic affairs -- if you are Ok with this, then we can quickly send forward.