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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COM 452 - Political Communication

Prerequisites, COM 100 , or SCC 100  with a minimum grade of B- and COM 295 , or SCC 295  with a minimum grade of C. Students will be introduced to the systematic and theoretical role of communication in society and politics. The course focuses on the variables of political communication, even as a particular context may be explored- e.g. the American Presidency, the UN and Global Politics, local California politics, etc. In all of these, the nature of democratic (political campaigns, debates and election strategies) vs. non-democratic processes will be examined and critiqued. Some sections of this course may be offered for communication studies and/or strategic and corporate communication majors only. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits