Delve into these two dynamic political science classes at Casper College

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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Embark on a journey to enhance your comprehension of global and national events and their far-reaching implications with two captivating political science courses offered at Casper College.

“Non-Western Political Cultures” (POLS 1200/INST 1200) provides students with an exploration of the four case studies of Japan, Russia, China, and Iran, according to political science instructor Erich Frankland. A comprehensive interdisciplinary examination of each country involves the exploration of its politics, history, culture, economics, and various other facets.

“I’ll also provide students with a framework for exploring other countries outside of the Western world,” Frankland said.

The second class, “Politics and Media” (POLS 2450), will look at how events, both world and national, are covered by journalists, media outlets, and social media instead of simply learning about modern media and its influence on American politics. Political science instructor and academic chair Nathan Blank, Ph.D., said students will create original political content and, in the process, learn how modern mass media has shaped the nature and struggle for political power in this country.

“Ultimately, I will ask the students the question, ‘Is your political voice being heard?’” Blank said. “Maybe in the process, some of the students will become media moguls in their own right.”

Each class will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, and conclude on Thursday, May 10, 2024. “Politics and Media” is offered from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., followed by “Non-Western Political Cultures” from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. For more information about the courses, contact Frankland at 307-268-2490 or Blank at 307-268-2272.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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