Nov 19, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue

IS 313 - Politics and the Media


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

The purpose of this course is to explore the evolution and role of the print and electronic media in American Politics as well as their relationship to the public, politicians and ultimately public policy. In doing so, the course will assess the media impact on government, policy making, election campaigning and the prospects for political deliberation. The course will pay special attention to the portrayal of political issues, candidates and political themes in popular culture including film, television, radio, political cartoons, music, and social media.