Political Media and Communication

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Political Media &Communication

Fall 2020

Taught By: Bryce Renninger

Section: A

CRN: 5437

Credits: 3

Political communication can include any media or communication exchange having to do with the allocation of power and resources. In this seminar we will look at the nature and role of political communication in political campaigns, social movements, advertising, literature, and popular culture. We will study alternative forms of political discourse such as theatre, music, and direct action. We will take a close look at contemporary media politics. While the course will focus on U.S. political communication, it is expected that international students in the class will contribute a global perspective. Students will be required to keep political media journals with regular entries and commentary, complete readings as assigned, participate in class discussions both onsite and online, and write three 5-7 page papers during the course of the semester: one paper on a political speaker, one paper analyzing the one or two key media sources, and one paper or media project on a course-related topic of your choice.

Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 12:41pm 4/5/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/8/2020