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Steven L Livingston
COM 305
Seattle Campus

The Politics of Mass Communication in America

Role of mass audiences in politics from the standpoint of the communication strategies used to shape their political involvement. Topics include: social structure and political participation, political propaganda and persuasion, the political uses of public opinion, and the mass media and politics. Offered: jointly with POL S 305.

Class description

The relationship between media (information technology more generally) and politics.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture and discussion

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


Two eassay examinations

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Steven L Livingston
Date: 04/11/2003