Course Description

COM 597 (Special Topics): Digital Democracy (5 credits).

Instructor: Kathy Gill. Tuesdays, 6-10, Sept. 30 – Dec. 2.

This course examines how open, distributed, decentralized digital networks are affecting the dynamics of power in politics and society, including political journalism, in the United States. This seminar-style course will focus on the November 2008 presidential election as well as recent digital issue campaigns. Readings will draw from political science, sociology and communications.

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