Fall 2019 - CMNS 432 D100

Political Communication, Public Opinion and Political Marketing (4)

Class Number: 3609

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    HCC 2540, Vancouver

  • Prerequisites:

    75 units including at least two CMNS or DIAL upper division courses.



Examines the core paradox of the political discourse in a democratic society today. Despite rising levels of education and citizen access to 24-hour news, public affairs and contemporary forms of satire, voting turnout in most advanced democracies is declining. We look at how politics is defined and meaning is mediated within the communicative public sphere during and between elections. Students with credit for CMNS 486 under this topic may not take this course for further credit.

Registrar Notes:

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