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Course description: Examines the commercial and alternative news media, how political bias is expressed and news is filtered, the pervasiveness of propaganda and deceptive techniques employed within and outside the news media, and what alternative, non-commercial sources are available and accessible. Link to syllabus.
Soc 344 fulfills Social Science and Culture (SSC) for gen-ed, requirement for COM minor.
- Mickey Huff, Andy Lee Roth, Project Censored. 2014. Censored 2015. NY: Seven Stories Press.
- Richard Paul and Linda Elder. 2006. How to Detect Media Bias and Propaganda. Tomales, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking.