Does political communication differ from other types of communication? How do words and language shape a political message? Does an effective political communication strategy mean manipulation of the masses? Political Communications is an art form independent of morality and therefore its function can, like logic, be used for both nefarious and noble purposes alike. This course explores the basis of political communication by examining its modern historical application through the voices of individuals, the writings of theorists and politicians, and the rationalization of policy.
EXAMPLE CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (2-4 PER COURSE)
- Parliamentary debate
- Political speech/rally
- Viewing “Dr. Strangelove or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”