Post-Truth and Politics

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Media & Politics of Propaganda

Spring 2019

Taught By: Nina Khrushcheva

Section: A

CRN: 5652

Credits: 3

This course examines political and cultural propaganda and its symbolism before, during and after the Cold War. Significant focus will be placed on American ideology, or “Americanism” — which has been represented through various media such as: advertising, press, television, film, and now through the (still) relatively novel forum of social media. Concentrating on Donald Trump’s presidency, his divisive cultural campaign “Make America Great Again,” and his twitter-agenda (governed by @realDonalTrump) we will survey the 2016 U.S. campaign election coverage and ask: is the Trump presidency a media creation? Comparing the U.S. elections with other campaigns from around the world, we will further investigate the role of social media and how it has enhanced political propaganda and public relation strategies. Ultimately, we will determine how new technologies are delivering political and ideological messages without the constraint of borders or time. Finally, we will broaden our scope to focus on the propaganda of the two former and current most prominent global rivals —the United States and the Soviet Union/Russia. We will reflect on how their respective propaganda strategies and tactics have been translated, transformed, and recycled in totalitarian North Korea, communist China, The Middle East and some fundamentalist militant groups.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:01am 6/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Fanton Hall 72 5th

Room: 713

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/7/2019