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
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
- 35 days
- 4 hrs/week
Start dates & application deadlines
DisciplinesCommunication Studies Sociology Political Science View 39 other Short Courses in Communication Studies in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- This course is designed for anyone with an interest in politics, history and propaganda. No previous experience or qualifications are required.
International349 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 349 USD for the full programme during 35 days.
National349 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 349 USD for the full programme during 35 days.
unlimited learning for $349