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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

FYS 1039 - The 411 on Election 2012

Hours: 4
It is easy to be disillusioned by politics and to convince ones’ self that individual citizens are not empowered to make improvements. However, this situation seems hopeless because of how the election and daily governance are portrayed by the media, Students will work to restore lost hope by analyzing some of the challenges the media faces by examining the candidates’ communication in the context of the 2012 Presidential Election. We will explore recurring communication strategies in candidates’ advertising, speeches, and presidential debates. We will also examine strategies and gaffes that emerge in this particular campaign.