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CMS 345 CMS 345. Media Effects and Politics. 3 Hours.

The theoretical models and research methods used to study media effects. Emphasis on the political implications of media-effects research and on how media-effects theories can help clarify political issues. May include television violence, the political impact of the news, and the use of media for educational purposes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Communication Studies 345 and 367 (Topic: Media Effects and Politics) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.