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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Political Science (PSC)
Media, Politics, and Government
Media, Politics & Government
Fall 2016
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PSC 1002


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SMPA 3428 - Media, Politics, and Government
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The impact of mainstream media and online outlets on politics and the governing process; the role of social media, online advertising, and comedy shows; the changing ways in which voters receive information.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to: I. Pick up a newspaper, watch a TV report or commercial, read a blog post or twitter feed and understand how that information was produced, why it was produced, and what impact it will have. 2. Produce an in-depth analysis of a political or public policy issue from an academic, nonpartisan perspective. The emphasis will be on training students to master wide-ranging research, rigorous thought and lucid writing. 3. Succeed in any intensive program of graduate study (especially law school) or demanding professional assignment in a wide variety of institutions: from media outlets and public relations firms to polling organizations, media strategists, political campaigns, and government offices on all levels. Even if students do not eventually choose these professional paths they will all be smarter citizens better equipped to participate in civic life.
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CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
SEAS - Soc. Science Electives

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