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College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PS 215 - SSC Political Communication

4.00 credits.
(Social Science Core Course)
*A Guided Writing and Research Course.
This interdisciplinary course explores the intersection between political science and communication. It introduces students to communication theories and research findings in order to explain how political information is created, disseminated, and evaluated by political elites and citizens. The first part of the course introduces students to communication theory and various methodological approaches to the study of political communication. The second part of the courses examines the role of the mass media in a democracy. The third part of the course examines social communication networks and the sharing of political information within the family, workplace, and community.