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Media and Politics
GOVT 214
Spring 2011
Section: 01  

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.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Logical Reasoning
In mediating information about government and politics, mass media regularly interpret daily events. Throughout the course, students will learn to recognize and evaluate these interpretative frames and their potential effects. In addition, the course will focus on identifying and assessing logical arguments made by both media and elites.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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