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COMM 3950 (formerly 395)

Communication and the Presidency

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2022
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2021

This course examines the vital aspect of communication as a tool of the modern Presidency. Reading and class discussions focus on case studies drawn from modern Presidential administrations (beginning with FDR) that demonstrate the elements of successful and unsuccessful Presidential initiatives and the critical factor of communication common to both. This course is also an introduction to primary research methods and to the use of primary research materials in the Presidential Library system.