Communication and Culture | Media, Culture, and Politics ( War Propaganda)
C445 | 28171 | Ivie, R
CMCL-C 445: Media, Culture, and Politics
(Topic: War Propaganda)
Class Number: 28171
MW, 2:30 PM-3:45 PM, C2 203
Instructor: Robert Ivie
Office: C2 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: While the final texts for the course have not yet been
selected,works such as the following are being considered for
adoption: Nicholas Jackson O’Shaughnessy, Politics and Propaganda:
Weapons of Mass Seduction, Roger Stahl, Militainment, Inc.: War,
Media, and Popular Culture, 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, essay examinations,
participation on a panel discussion, and a short paper.