10716 Communication and Public Opinion 1

Credits: 6 intermediate credits in Communication or in Political Science

Prerequisites: none

Recommended: Introduction to Mass Media

Authors: Dan Caspi, Sigal Ravina, Oranit Klein-Shagrir

The course provides a comprehensive discussion of public opinion and examines the relations between public opinion and policy-making, focusing on the role of the media as an intermediary between the government and the public.

Topics: Introduction definitions of public opinion; The creation and change of public opinion; The media and public opinion; Public opinion and policy; Polls and public opinion; Public opinion in war and peace; Public opinion in Israel.

1There is some overlap in the content of this and other courses. For details, see Overlapping Courses.