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3400. Mass Media and Political Process

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: COMM 1300, 3100 and 3300; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the role of the mass media in the American political process. Topics include the relationships among the media, major political institutions, and citizenry; the interplay of the media, interest groups, and policymaking process; and the role of the media in elections and international crises.