POLS220N : American Politics & Mass Media

This course explores the changing relationship of politics and the mass media. Technology is expanding the definition of mass media and impacting politics by changing how voters participate in the political cycle. Exploring these changes with students will help them to become active and informed political consumers. This course is a hands-on course that not only explores the changing dynamic between the public and its elected leaders, but also challenges students to get involved in local, state or national politics by using the new mass media tools to participate in a political issue. Students must have Internet access to participate in this course.