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COMM 163: Running Time: Running and Winning Elections (POLISCI 229R)

This course aims to teach you the nuts-n-bolts of political campaigning. How do campaign consultants organize a campaign, draft a strategy, come up with a theme, target voters, raise money, write and produce ads and get voters to the ballot? Drawing upon academic writings in the fields of political science and communication, articles by campaign consultants, TV ads, and documentaries, you will learn all about how elections are won and lost. You will master, and yet learn to be critical of, current electoral politics with their emphasis on money, polls, and sound bites. Finally, you will harness this new knowledge to do some good, by promoting a worthy cause.

COMM 167: Advanced Seminar in Virtual Reality Research

Restricted to students with previous research experience in virtual reality. Experimental methods and other issues.

COMM 195: Honors Thesis

Qualifies students to conduct communication research. Student must apply for department honors thesis program during Spring Quarter of junior year.
| Repeatable for credit

COMM 212: Models of Democracy (COMM 312)

Ancient and modern varieties of democracy; debates about their normative and practical strengths and the pathologies to which each is subject. Focus is on participation, deliberation, representation, and elite competition, as values and political processes. Formal institutions, political rhetoric, technological change, and philosophical critique. Models tested by reference to long-term historical natural experiments such as Athens and Rome, recent large-scale political experiments such as the British Columbia Citizens' Assembly, and controlled experiments.

COMM 234: Public Participation and Public Policy (COMM 134)

Examines the role of public participation in public policy making. Around the world, policymakers seek to engage their publics. But, even though public participation is important, it is also problematic. Public meetings can become dysfunctional and turn into media spectacles instead of actually gathering the opinions of the public. The question becomes, when and how should the public be consulted in order to effectively impact public policies? There are consequences of engaging the public, and this seminar explores the methods used to engage publics around the world.

COMM 247: Modern History and Future of Journalism (COMM 147)

(Graduate students register for COMM 247.) The birth and evolution of local and national television news. The modern history of newspapers. Can they survive in the era of online journalism?

COMM 273: Public Issues Reporting I

Reporting and writing on government and public policies and issues; their implications for the people and the press. Required for journalism M.A. students.

COMM 273D: Public Affairs Data Journalism I

Even before the ubiquity of Internet access and high-powered computers, public accountability reporting relied on the concerted collection of observations and analytical problem-solving. We study the methods, and the data, used to discover leads and conduct in-depth reporting on public affairs, including election finance and safety regulations. Students gain practical experience with the digital tools and techniques of computer-assisted reporting. Prerequisite: Journalism M.A. student.
| Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Nguyen, D. (PI)

COMM 274: Public Issues Reporting II

Almost everything a journalist writes about involves government, either directly or indirectly. In this course we learn about the hidden forces that control government decisions: lobbying, campaign finance, budgets and more. Students write stories and do two accompanying multimedia pieces. Prerequisites: 273, Journalism M.A. student.
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