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COMM 161: Research Seminar on Political Campaigns

This seminar will provide students with the opportunity to design and implement a research project concerning the effects of campaigns on public opinion/voting preference. The first half of the course will expose students to principles of research design (including field experiments, surveys and content analysis) and major repositories of election and campaign data including the American National Election Studies, the Wisconsin Advertising Database, and other compilations of national and statewide polls. The second half of the course will cover recent scholarship into the effects of exposure to political campaigns on vote choice, turnout, polarization, and related outcomes. Prerequisite: COMM162/ Polisci 120b

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 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 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.

COMM 278: Journalism and Imaginative Writing in America (AMSTUD 257)

Walt Whitman spent twenty-five years as a journalist before publishing his first book of poems. Mark Twain was a journalist for twenty years before publishing his first novel. Topics include examination of how writers¿ backgrounds in journalism shaped the poetry or fiction for which they are best known; study of recent controversies surrounding writers who blurred the line between journalism and fiction. Writers include Whitman, Fanny Fern, Twain, Pauline Hopkins, Theodore Dreiser, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ernest Hemingway, Meridel LeSueur.

COMM 289: Journalism Master's Project

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