Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

Comm 520 Political Communication

An analysis of the relationship of communication to the exercise of politics and political power. Topics may include the ethics and practices of electoral politics, political ideologies, political advertising, propaganda, public opinion formation, the role of mass media as a source and form of political communication, speech writing, public policy writing and analysis, political news writing, and political campaigning. The focus is on how communication strategies and media can be used to organize onsent or dissent to ruling parties, representatives, and ideas. Also offered for undergraduate-level credit as Comm 420 and may be taken only once for credit.




Prerequisite: upper-division standing. Expected preparation: core communication courses (Comm 200, Comm 311, Comm 316, Comm 326), and Comm 322-Mass Comm & Society or Comm 314- Persuasion.
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