POG 444 Politics, Media, and Technology

This course examines the interplay of media, technology and politics. The mass media has affected politics and society from the earliest times, and has profoundly transformed how we communicate about, and perceive, political ideas. Possible issues to be discussed in this course include the relationship between print and the rise of modern democracy; the damaging impacts of television on contemporary politics, especially election campaigns; and the emerging political influences of the Internet. In addition, the course will analyze the structure of ownership of global media systems and its impact on international communications. (Comparative) Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: POG 240 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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