"Trumpaganda" course to be taught at University of Illinois
The University of Illinois is offering a one-of-a-kind course this upcoming semester—it’s called Trumpaganda.
The course’s topics: The Trump administration and the mainstream media.
This is the first time the university is offering a class like this.
They say the course will dive into the way the Trump administration communicates with the press, which they say can be a unique relationship at times.
The professors teaching the course say it's a way for students to recognize the different tactics the administration uses to get their agenda across, whether it's in press releases or tweets.
For one journalism student, she says it's important her department stays relevant with the ways media and politics intertwine.
"It keeps the university involved in everything going on in the world instead of sticking to traditional classes, which are important, but it is also important to keep up with current events," said student Emily Ward.
To register, students don't have to be in journalism to take it - it's offered to any major.