What role does the media play in affecting political attitudes and behaviors—and what does it reveal about the inner workings of political institutions and systems?
For decades, politicians have been increasingly using communications platforms—newspapers, radio, television, and in recent years, social media—to boost their public outreach, enhance their message and manage their brands in a changing and complex media environment.
Through this interdisciplinary minor through the political science and communications & media studies majors, you will learn the analytical, critical thinking and leadership skills in high demand on the campaign trail, in Congress or in boardrooms, situation rooms and news desks across the country and around the world. This minor is a great compliment to students considering communications in journalism, public relations, lobbying and consulting, internal political communications, political campaigns, and politics more generally.
View the 2019-2020 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.
THEORIES OF POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
POLITICAL COMMUNICATION IN PRACTICE (Choose two):