This concentration is open to students majoring in political science or communication. Students combine courses in journalism, electronic media, and rhetoric with classes in American and international politics to develop the critical and analytical knowledge by which to make sense of political communication. Political Communication prepares students for the study of or careers in policy analysis and issues in research, politics, and/or political journalism. Students must take three courses from each of the Group A courses in EACH department and one course from each of the Group B categories.

Group A courses: CO 346, 449, 465, 467; PO 101, 102, 103, 104.

Group B courses: Print Media—CO 325, 380; Electronic Media—CO 438; Communication & Politics—CO 341, 386, 447; American Politics—PO 207, 213, 301, 302, 310, 311, 312, 314, 316, 317, 318, 319, 410, 417; Comparative/International Politics—PO 242, 243, 254, 320, 321, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 355, 356; Public Policy—PO 305, 309, 315, 361.

Coordinators: Dr. Douglas Bruce, The Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts; Dr. Larry Schwab, Department of Political Science.