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COMM 289

Media, Public Relations and Propaganda


  • CPE Regular Semester Schedule (12/26-1/20)
  • Online

  • Fee:  $1,560 ($390/credit, 4 credits)
  • 45038, Lecture 1

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  • Sut Jhally
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This course looks at how the industries of media and public relations have been used as instruments of social control and propaganda by economic and political elites. Examined will be the following: the historical roots of the public relations industry in government propaganda efforts; the contemporary influence of the public relations industry on public debate of social issues; the role of public relations in distorting discussion of the military/industrial complex; the effects of structuring media systems around the needs of advertisers; the role of media and public relations in how the public understands both domestic and international issues (such as war).


  • Last Day to:
  • Register 12/28, Drop 12/28, Withdraw 1/8

Refund Schedule:
Full refund through 12/28, 50% 1/8 (registration fee not refundable)
No refund after 1/8

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