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Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life

35 days
59 USD/full
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Find out how propaganda is used to instil political ideologies and its impact on our daily lives, with this Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life course from The University of Nottingham by FutureLearn.


This Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life course from The University of Nottingham by FutureLearn explores the building blocks of our political views: freedom, community, place, justice and choice.

These words mean different things to different people – such radically different things in fact, that individuals, protest movements and entire states often go to war to assert their understanding of, say, freedom over somebody else’s.

Understand how propaganda works with our everyday beliefs

Over five weeks, we will explore how and why words come to mean such different things, across time and space. We will look at how we come to be political, and how political ideology and propaganda pick up on the words, images and symbols we use to express our own convictions and sentiments.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Assess the usefulness of different academic methodologies for understanding ideologies

  • Compare propaganda produced by regimes from across the political spectrum

  • Discuss how political ideals and values travel between different historical periods and cultural contexts

  • Explore how images and spaces reflect and shape ideological assumptions

  • Reflect on the relationship between personal beliefs and political behaviours

Programme Structure


  • Political ideology and its communication through propaganda

  • Key political concepts – freedom, justice, community, territory, and consumption

  • The articulation of political ideas through images, texts and objects

  • Interdisciplinary perspectives on ideology from politics, history, sociology, classics, psychology, and media studies

  • The relationship between such everyday activities as consumption, cooking, and living in urban spaces with political beliefs

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 35 days
    • 4 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is designed for anyone with an interest in politics, history and propaganda. No previous experience or qualifications are required.

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