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6. Politics, News, and Democracy

Below are examples of courses that are taught on the theme Politics, News, and Democracy. You can find our courses in the LSA course catalog.


COMM 159: Hackers, Pranksters, and Whistleblowers (First-Year Seminar)

COMM 159: Documentary Journalism (First-Year Seminar)

COMM 261: Views on the News

COMM 304: Communications and the Law (Mini-course)

COMM 305: News Media Ethics

COMM 307: Political Communication

COMM 307: Social Networks and Politics

COMM 404: Poverty & Env US & Columbia

COMM 408: Election Campaigns in the USA (Communication in Action)

COMM 408: Debating Politics and Science: Science, News, Public Opinion

COMM 431: Supreme Court News

COMM 432: Foreign News Coverage

COMM 439: Media Role in the Rise & Fall of Democracies

COMM 439: Global Threats to Press Freedom

COMM 458: Documentary Journalism: Representing Reality on the Screen (formerly 490)

COMM 466: Global Digital Politics (Capstone)

COMM 467: Politics and Science (Capstone)

COMM 468: Political Misinformation and Misperceptions (Capstone)

COMM 490: Documentary Journalism: Representing Reality on the Screen (Capstone)

COMM 490: Social Media and News (Capstone)


Particularly complementary

Courses in Theme 1. Advertising & Marketing, Advocacy, and Campaign Design

Courses in Theme 2. Digital Media, Technology, and Society