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POL 301D - Workshop: Politics and News

Course Description: This course focuses on the role of information in American political life. The fundamental question is: is it possible for the average citizen to make wise political choices in a complex and contentious world, where elites often manipulate information. In our discussion of the sources and effects of information we will use real-life examples such as the Iraq War. We will explore what Americans know about politics, and examine the various meanings of ┬┐deliberation┬┐, and the relationship between deliberation and democracy. We will also address the growing question of the importance of apathy in American political life.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Tutorial, Workshop

Political Science Department

Course Attributes:
Inquiry and Exploration

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: