|SES #||TOPICS||DUE DATES|
|2||Ethnography of Elections (1)|
|3||Ethnography of Elections (2)|
|4||Ethnography of Elections (3)|
|Foundational Myths of American Elections|
|7||Authority||Choose electoral site for final paper|
|Mass Markets, Consumers and Consensus Experts|
Citizens / Consumers
JustAdamCurtis. "The Century of the Self - Part I: 'Happiness Machines'." June 20, 2016. YouTube.
|Assignment 1: Ad Analysis due|
|The Science (and Politics) of Campaigning|
|I. Polling and Consensus|
|9||Public Opinion and Consensus (1)|
|10||Public Opinion and Consensus (2)|
|11||Consensus by Aggregation||Research questions for final paper due|
|12||Representation and Minorities|
|13||Consensus and Difference|
|II. Candidate Branding|
|14||Campaigning for Hearts and Minds||Assignment 2: Imagining a Campaign due|
|15||The Multimodality of Message|
Politics on the Ground
Street Fight. Directed by Marshall Curry. Color, 83 min. 2005.
|III. Engineering Majorities|
|19||Microtargeting||Preliminary observations for final paper due|
|20||Ground Wars (1)|
|21||Ground Wars (2)|
|22||Ground Wars (3)|
Ground Wars (4)
Fake News Exercise
Everyone picks one "fake" news article and shares it with the class. Fake news articles can include satirical news, native advertisement (click bait), fabricated news, and legitimate yet controversial articles (see examples in the Readings section).
The instructor will print out the pieces in plain text, with no photos, without any formatting, and without author identification. We will read and discuss the articles in class, we'll try to spot which ones are "fake news" and we'll talk about the differences in style, content, and intent of each piece.
|25||Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age|
|27||Presentations and Wrap-Up||Final paper due|