Faculty of Arts


Special Topic: Propaganda in War and Peace

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for POLITICS 236.


Propaganda is as old as Greek warrior kings and Roman generals and as modern as the internet. Its latter-day application ranges from cynical deception to simply "spinning" facts for effect. It may be clandestine or the highly visible exploitation of cutting-edge art and technology. This course provides students with a means by which to identify the use of propaganda in war and peace. From the development of theories on the nature and effect of propaganda it moves to its application in international affairs, domestic politics and corporate affairs from the First World War to the present day and the "war on terror".

Availability 2012

Summer School


Coordinator(s) Dr Gavin Ellis


POLITICS 236: 15.0 points


Any 30 points at Stage I in Political Studies, or FTVMS 100 and 101

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