COM 517: Communication in Politics

This course examines the interplay between candidates, news media, and citizens in the context of political campaigns. Topics include: development and application of critical standards to the rhetoric employed by candidates for public office; study of the campaign strategies employed by parties and their candidates at various levels of government – both using traditional channels and social media; political deliberation and public sphere; media coverage of political campaigns; and the polarization of political discourse.

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

This is a Full Semester course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course OR one course each in Summer I and Summer II.

Related Courses by Institution
COM 55900 Current Trends in Mass Communication Research (Winter/Spring 2021)
COM 597 Narrative and Discourse (Summer I 2021)
COM 523 Communication in Personal Relationships (Summer II 2021)
COM 512 Interpersonal Communication (Fall 2021)
COM 515 Persuasion in Social Movements (Winter/Spring 2022)
COM 517 Communication in Politics (Summer 2022)
COM 576 Health Communication (Winter/Spring 2023)


Purdue University Fort Wayne

Instructor: Heloisa Sturm Wilkerson

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 5/16/22 – 6/24/22

Location: Online

Format: Asynchronous

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area