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COMM 25900 - Communicating Public Policy

Course Credit: 1
Maximum Credit: 0
(COMS)
COMMUNICATING PUBLIC POLICY This course draws on communication principles to craft and critique public policies in settings ranging from European and Asian metropolises to rural Appalachia. It focuses on the role of rhetoric in public policy, that is, the language and symbols that are used to persuade people to take action on a certain public problem. In particular, the course will investigate how governments, businesses, activists, and the news media use symbols, images, arguments, issue frames, and numerical data in ways that shape our perceptions of public problems and their likely solutions. [Rhetoric and Politics subarea] Prerequisite(s): COMM-11100 [HSS, SJ]