Politics and the Media

MSCH-S 312 — Fall 2020 — Themester

Days and Times
Tues/Thurs, 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Course Description

A healthy democracy depends on an informed and engaged electorate. This class examines how political messages impact voter information and engagement, with a goal of working toward achieving intersubjectivity (shared meaning) within a fractured media landscape. Topics include objectivity, perceptions of bias, political information selection, attitude reinforcement and challenge avoidance, media dependency, agenda setting, and fake news.


Instructor: Dr. Julia Fox