Information guides action. A free press and the free flow of information is a vital feature for a liberal democracy. Primary information sources are changing rapidly with increasing dependence on social media connections. However, these and mainstream media sources are vulnerable to persuasive techniques that can lead to inaccurate and uninformed conclusions. Propaganda strategies are powerful tools that can be used to sway individual and public opinion. This course introduces students to propaganda techniques and guides them in discovering how they are used in a variety of media sources. Students will find, create, and present examples of propaganda in common news and social media outlets.
|Notes:||May not be used toward courses required in the English or Writing major.|