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Social Science

Mass Media and Politics


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How media has transformed American politics in the last half-century. Explores the assumption that media coverage of politics is not apart from the events it reports on, but rather a determinant, in many ways, of those events. How the presentation of political reality by the media, especially TV, affects elections, political behavior, public opinion, policy debates, and the notion of citizenship and democracy. Prerequisites: None.

460 J  Tuesdays and Thursdays,   2 -3:50 pm


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