Speech & Political Communication
Students in this course explore the relationship between public discourse and the evolving role of government in American life through a balanced study of communication theory and practice.
Student readings and class discussions touch upon such diverse issues as the role of the media, Greco-Roman rhetorical theory, campaigns, political lobbying, speech writing and the impact of propaganda. An advanced course, it assumes an understanding of public speaking fundamentals and that you are ready for more advanced theory and critical analysis.
Sample reading list:
Political Campaign Communication: Principles and Practices (7th Edition)