Political Communication & Public Affairs
University of Queensland
Area of Study
Communication, Political Science
Taught In English
4 credits of political science course work
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionAn introduction to the field of political communication, which examines the mediatisation of politics and the power to mould public opinion and the policy agenda which parties, pressure groups and governments are able to wield by building persuasive campaigns employing contemporary communication technologies and platforms.Course IntroductionPOLS2113 merges the study of political communication and the ways in which interest groups seek to shape the policy agenda using both traditional news and social media. Its broad purpose is to develop an understanding of how the omnipresent media pervade contemporary politics. POLS2113 provides an introduction to political communication, a sub-discipline which has roots in both political science and in communication studies.Learning ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Class Contact3 Seminar hoursAssessment SummaryEssay 1: 50%Essay 2: 50%
- demonstrate in-depth knowledge of political communication theory, processes and practices, particularly of those associated with lobbying
- confidently discuss and debate the role of political communication in public affairs
- research, analyse and organise information and ideas connecting lobbying and political communication
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