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HONOR 340 Honors Seminar: Political Campaign Communication

Units: 3

Same As: COMM 480

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Enrollment is limited to Honors Program students. Details about the Honors Program can be found in the Cosumnes River College Catalog.

Transferable: CSU; UC

What do pundits, politicians and the public have in common? The ability to impact political campaign communication. This seminar-style course will introduce students to the effects of political campaign communication on public opinion and election results. Using timely data, students will evaluate news media, debate presidential debates,
and analyze campaign messages using qualitative and quantitative approaches. This course is intended for the honors student interested in learning about political communication, rhetorical criticism, and techniques for writing for academic audiences. Enrollment is limited to
Honors Program students. Details about the Honors Program can be found in the front of the Catalog and on the CRC website. This course is the same as COMM 480, and only one may be taken for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

EXPRESS IDEAS CLEARLY IN WELL-ORGANIZED WRITTEN MESSAGES (SLO #1, College Wide SLO – Area 1, and General Education SLO C5a – English Composition). This includes the ability to: