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Political Communication

Focuses on how communication manifests itself through politics. Attention is given to the nature and impact of mass media, which informs, shapes, and legitimizes political attitudes. Emphasis is given to theories of attitude formation and change, mass media as instruments of political communication and opinion leadership, how the media shapes public perceptions, the influence of political communication on public policy, and the media as a tool of political influence and control.

Credit Hours:
Course Number:
POLS 314
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