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POLI 2364 Persuasion in Politics (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

In this course, students will be introduced to the theory and techniques of political persuasion. The course draws on literature from psychology, political science, and communications to explain how people can be persuaded to change their attitudes and/or behavior. The course also covers how new media—from Facebook to smartphones—can help or hinder persuasion. Students will design their own theory-driven persuasive messages on a topic of their choosing.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Emily A. Thorson

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: This course is restricted to juniors and seniors.


Last Updated: 29-Feb-16