Communication and Culture | Media, Culture, and Politics (Topic: War Propaganda)
C445 | 14255 | Ivie, R.
MW, 2:30 PM-3:45 PM, 800 E. 3rd St. – room 100
Instructor: Robert Ivie
Office: 800 E. 3rd St. – room 247
Description of Course Theme: This course critically examines the
American experience with war propaganda past and present. Attention
is given to understanding the key forms, themes, and strategies of
war propaganda, the history of war propaganda in the U.S., its
current application to the war on terrorism, the role of media, and
the impact of war propaganda on democratic culture.
Readings: The major texts for the course are: Nicholas Jackson
O’Shaughnessy, Politics and Propaganda: Weapons of Mass Seduction,
and Robin Andersen, A Centuury of Media, A Century of War.
Format: The class format is a combination of lecture and discussion.
Assignments: The major assignments, in addition to prescribed
readings, include regular attendance, two essay examinations,
participation on a panel discussion, and a short paper.