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POLI 3365 Seminar: Public Opinion (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar will tackle a series of big questions about the role of citizens in contemporary democracy: How do people make sense of the political world? What is public opinion? Is there really such a thing? Where can we look for it and where does it come from? We will consider the history of public opinion and how our understanding of it is shifting with the changing media ecology. The course will go beyond discussions of polling data to explore the role of media content, political talk, social identities, and even our beliefs about other people’s beliefs in shaping what we think about politics and public life.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Emily A.Thorson

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: This course is major restricted.


Last Updated: 29-Feb-16