UT Dallas 2022 Undergraduate Catalog

PSCI4328 - Fake News

PSCI 4328 Fake News (3 semester credit hours) Fake news is no doubt a phrase you hear a lot these days, but it's not a phenomenon unique to the information age. The course explores three related questions. What is fake news? How does it spread? And, what (if anything) can (or should) we do about it? As this is a political science course, it will focus primarily on political misinformation though misinformation also applies to consumer, health, and social information, among others. The course will focus on fake news and its application in the United States as well as its global applications. (3-0) R