In this course, students critically examine the role of the mass media in shaping American political life, focusing on the historical development of the mass media in American society, the economic and political forces that shape news coverage of political leaders and institutions, the influence of the mass media on the American public and normative assessments of how well the media promotes public deliberation in a democracy.
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; PLS 112 minimum grade "C-"
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Day Class (before 5 p.m.) Evening Class (after 5 p.m.) Online Class
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