University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
MEDIA AND INTERNET IN POLITICS
 

Subject: PS

Course Number : 0220

Course Title:  MEDIA AND INTERNET IN POLITICS

Course Description:

This course explores the ways in which the media, internet and technologies which are available via the internet are transforming politics, as well as how domestic and international politics are shaping media coverage and the internet's availability and usage. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) regulatory laws and international treaties, intellectual property, the global digital divide, norms of transparency and accountability, democratic internet technology, censorship, e-government, ethical and privacy concerns, internet voting, e-campaigning, the internet, political culture, and political behavior in democratic and authoritarian regimes, cyberactivism, cyberhate, social media and social movements, and the internet and political conflict.

Credit Hours: 3 cr

GE: Political Science       Non-Western  /Global 

Prerequisite:  ENG 0101

Course Level: lower level