Project Description

This course on propaganda is designed to address propaganda as a phenomenon and as a technique;   It includes a survey of the history of propaganda;  investigates the impact of propaganda on individuals  and the role we as recipients of propaganda play in the overall structure of information dissemination and cohesion; the relationship between nationalism and propaganda; the simultaneous interdependence and distinction of concepts such as propaganda, culture, education, brainwashing and information; and mediated information and its impact on how we see the world.  Propaganda is understood to be a fluid phenomenon that exists over time and across past, present and future cultures.