Checking date: 30/01/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Politics and media
Bachelor in History and Politics (Plan: 394 - Estudio: 352)

Coordinating teacher: SEOANE PEREZ, FRANCISCO

Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
The course has no specific prerequisites.
- To know the role of the media in contemporary liberal democracies. - To know the actors who intervene in the process of political communication: governments, political parties, journalists, interest groups and social movements. - To know the main theories on the social influence of the media. - To know how to run an electoral campaign (interviews, debates, polls, ads, etc.)
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1.- Introduction to political communication 2.- Communication and community 3.- The public sphere 4.- Journalism and liberal democracy 5.- Propaganda 6.- Voting 7.- Parties and candidates 8.- Journalists as political actors 9.- Interest groups and social movements 10.- The impact of the internet on political participation and news media consumption
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Richard M. Perloff. The dynamics of political communication: Media and politics in a digital age. Routledge. 2018
Detailed subject contents or complementary information about assessment system of B.T.

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.