Mass media play a crucial role in American politics, as citizens do not get most of their information about the workings of government from direct experience but rather from mediated stories. This course examines the evolving relationship between political elites, mass media, and the American public.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
TBA; please see link to textbook information.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two midterms, one group media monitoring project, and a final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students will be expected to learn a research method called content analysis, which will inform the group tracking projects and provide the empirical basis for the individual final paper.
Students hoping to register during drop/add should follow wait list instructions available here: http://efowler.faculty.wesleyan.edu/teaching/waitlist/
|Instructor(s): Franklin Fowler,Erika Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-10:10AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 24||SR major: 6||JR major: 9|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 2||SO: 7||FR: X|