Graduate Course Code: POL2391H1F L0101
Topics in Comparative Politics III
Media and Politics
This course introduces students to the attitudes and behaviours of the mass public in Canada and other western democracies. Themes include political participation, the mass media, and the nature of social, psychological, and economic, and elite-driven forces on public opinion and voting. It will also highlight the role of electoral systems, parties, issues, and leaders in elections. Students will examine national surveys of the Canadian electorate.
Format and Requirements
One two-hour lecture per week. Course requirements TBA