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COMM 357: Information Control in Authoritarian Regimes (COMM 157, COMM 257)

Does information help autocrats and dictators stay in power? Or does information help topple authoritarian regimes? This course will examine how authoritarian regimes try to control information through surveillance, propaganda, and censorship, what influences the effectiveness of these information control measures, and how changes in technology (Internet, social media, mobile) affect the dynamics of information control.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Autumn 2016 | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

COMM 360G: Political Communication (POLISCI 425)

An overview of research in political communication with particular reference to work on the impact of the mass media on public opinion and voting behavior. Limited to Ph.D. students. Prerequisite: 260 or consent of instructor.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2017 | Units: 1-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

COMM 361: Law of Democracy (POLISCI 327C)

Combined with LAW 7036 (formerly Law 577). This course is intended to give students a basic understanding of the themes in the legal regulation of elections and politics. We will cover all the major Supreme Court cases on topics of voting rights, reapportionment/redistricting, ballot access, regulation of political parties, campaign finance, and the 2000 presidential election controversy. The course pays particular attention to competing political philosophies and empirical assumptions that underlie the Court's reasoning while still focusing on the cases as litigation tools used to serve political ends. Elements used in grading: Class participation and one day take home final exam. ( POLISCI 327C; LAW 577)
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

COMM 362: Topics in Political Communication: Media Bias, Selective Exposure, and Political Polarization (POLISCI 425S)

This course surveys theories of media bias, biased processing of information, and the empirical challenges facing researchers attempting to link changes in the composition of audiences to attitudinal and behavioral outcomes. (Limited to PhD students)
Terms: not given this year, last offered Spring 2015 | Units: 1-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

COMM 372G: Seminar in Psychological Processing

Limited to Ph.D. students. Advanced topics. Prerequisite: 272 or consent of instructor.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Spring 2017 | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

COMM 378: Media and Time

As media technologies change, they radically restructure our experience of time. This course will bring together readings from media psychology and media history in order to understand this process. Students will explore issues such as the acceleration of everyday life, new modes of screen use, and the transformation of cultural categories such as ¿narrative¿ and ¿the event¿. Ultimately the course aims to help prepare students to consider time in scholarship about media.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2018 | Units: 1-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

COMM 380: Curriculum Practical Training

Practical experience in the communication industries. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Meets requirements for Curricular Practical Training for students on F-1 visas. (Staff)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

COMM 382: Big Data and Causal Inference

Massive datasets are increasingly available for research as digital technologies pervade our lives. These data represent new opportunities for social science research, but prominent examples of data science research bear little resemblance to the research designs of social scientific inquiry. In this course, we use machine learning and statistical tools on large-scale datasets to answer social science questions of cause and effect. Familiarity with Python recommended. Enrollment limited to PhD students in COMM or Social Science who have completed or are currently taking graduate quantitative methods sequences in Economics, Political Science, Sociology, or Statistics. Contact ohtammy@stanford.edu for a permission number to enroll (please include a current CV).
Terms: Win, last offered Winter 2017 | Units: 1-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

COMM 384: Media Technology Theory (ARTHIST 465)

This course surveys major theoretical approaches to the study of media technologies, including Frankfurt School critical theory, media archaeology, actor network theory, science and technology studies, platform studies and theories of critical making. By the end of the course, students should have a rich familiarity with the literature in this area, as well as with exemplary empirical studies conducted within each tradition. Preference to Ph.D. students in Communication and Art and Art History. Consent of instructor required for non-PhD students.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2017 | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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