Teaching

PS 315: The Politics of Media:
Cultural Representations of Politics
Oregon State University, Political Science


Oslo City Hall

For most citizens, access to politics is primarily mediated through various forms of communication and representation: be they newspapers, radio, television, films, web sites, blogs, online communities, etc.: In order to access political knowledge and to gain knowledge over politics, these media need to be consulted, consciously or subconsciously.

This course analyses various forms of cultural representations of politics in different media. First, we will discuss core theories of media and representation, and then apply these theories to different media examples. Students are provided with a selection of such examples, but are required to find some source materials of their own.

This course fulfills the Baccalaureate Core requirement for the Social Processes and Institutions category. It does this by examining theories of media and politics throughout history, and inviting students to critically reflect upon how these discussions continue to shape contemporary politics and culture.

Seminar Information:

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Seminar Teaching History:

  • OSU, Winter 2017
  • OSU, Winter 2016 (e-campus)
  • OSU, Winter 2016
  • OSU, Winter 2015 (as PS 415/515 Politics and the Media)
  • OSU, Summer 2014 (e-campus; as PS 415/515 Politics and the Media)
  • OSU, Winter 2014 (as PS 415/515 Politics and the Media)
  • OSU, Winter 2014 (e-campus; as PS 415/515 Politics and the Media)
  • OSU, Summer 2013 (e-campus; as PS 415/515 Politics and the Media)


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