Political Communication: Course Syllabus, Grading Sheet, & Presidential Election Simulation

Published: Aug 31, 2021
Contributor: Elizaveta Gaufman
License: CC BY NC ND 4.0 license – Allows redistribution but no additions or revisions to content. Forbids commercial use.

This class is aimed at combining theory and practice of political communication, examining the triangle between politics, the media, and the public. In this class, we explore how media effect on politics is theorized, what kind of rhetorical strategies are the most effective, and what kind of communication genres have become the most influential in the age of social media. Hence, apart from exploring theories of political communication and media effects, the students are expected to participate in a presidential election simulation by assuming the roles of presidential candidates, their staff, media personalities or the public.

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