Uses of the Past - Brainwashing, Hoaxes, or Public Service: Propaganda in the Twentieth and Twenty First Centuries

CLLC-L 220 / CLASS 33373 — Fall 2020

Cravens B
Days and Times
M/W 9:50 a.m. - 11:05 a.m., 3 credits
Course Description

Over the past 100 years, propaganda has attempted to persuade us that we will win the war, has entered our dystopian fiction, has tried to warn us of the dangers of smoking, and has become a favorite accusation applied to the media. This course will examine wartime propaganda, propaganda in books and movies, public service announcements, and the challenges and opportunities the digital world presents for propaganda. The course will also include a section on political propaganda corresponding to the 2020 general election. Students will complete 5 assignments: create a propaganda item, review a book or movie, analyze a political advertisement, make a public service announcement, and speculate on the internet and propaganda. There are no exams.


Instructor: Katy Doll

Collins Seminars: Selected by Board of Educational Programming (BOEP)