Government and Political Communication
Area of Study
Communication, Government, International Communications, Media Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewWe are immersed in government and political communication, from election campaigning and activist communication to anti-smoking drives and road safety promotions. This subject explores the practices, ethics and assumptions underpinning political and government communication, while clearly demarcating the differences between the two. It looks at the role of communication in democratic citizenship and participation, including examining the rise of alternative and emerging public spheres, especially those which exist primarily online, and the rise of e-government and e-democracy. It explores 'spin', and the impacts of spin on the public sphere and public debate. Students critically analyse contemporary issues and how they are understood and represented by different stakeholders, interview some of these stakeholders, and produce a communication product based on their research.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.