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RUSS 285: Putin's Russia and the Media

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Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F9

This course explores a wide array of important media, print, and filmic sources that are underrepresented in Western narratives about contemporary Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin.  Students utilize the study of these materials in order to better understand Russia today, and specifically to gain an awareness of how the media can manipulate public opinion. While calling attention to media techniques of bias, the course serves as an entry to contemporary Russian culture, providing observers of Russia with a fuller understanding of her geopolitical perspectives and vision for the twenty-first century.

Prerequisites: none.