February 7, 2018
Week 3 Theme: Origins of Propaganda
What caused propaganda to develop at the beginning of the 20th century? We’ll learn how people first learned how to use propaganda to shape public opinion for political purposes by studying the work of Edward Bernays, the so-called “father of public relations.”
- What are you learning? Reviewing your completed work
- For discussion: What historical, social, political and economic factors helped advance propaganda in the 20th century?
- View and discuss. “How One Man Manipulated All of America”
- Part 1. Opening to 4:14
- Part 2: 4:00 to 9:00
- Part 3. 8:45 – to end
- Review class participation, reading and homework activities. LEAP 1 DUE: Feb 14.
PLEASE COMPLETE Week 4 (Propaganda and Social Media) class assignments listed on the Pathwright website before Wednesday February 14 at 4 p.m.
If you missed the “live” synchronous class on Feb 7 at 4 pm, you must watch it here:
After viewing, in the “Leave a Reply” space below, please respond to this week’s discussion question, “What social, political and economic factors helped advance propaganda in the 20th century?” As we did in the videotaped class, view the video animation, “How One Man Manipulated All of America” and summarize and comment on key ideas, connecting past to present and examining the content and format of the video.