This course examines propaganda as a phenomenon and as a technique employed for promoting causes, both “good” and “bad”. The course traces the ways in which propaganda has been used by different parties in different historical and political contexts. It examines various terms and concepts related with the notion of propaganda and persuasion and explores the major theoretical perspectives related to propaganda. Students learn about different forms of propaganda and discuss its commonalities and differences from other fields such as public relations and advertising. The students are required to read, research, write and present different propaganda case studies.