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POL 381: Pautz

A course guide for students in Dr. Pautz's POL381 course


Welcome to the University of Dayton Libraries' guide to POL381:  Film & Politics.

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This paper requires you to 

 - define the topic/issue

- articulate a research question

- identify one or two films in which that topic or issue is addressed

- devise a research methodology utilizing audience questionnaire

- construct the audience questionnaire 

- hypothesize about what kind of results might be gathered.

Scholarly research of the topic, its treatment in film is required for this project. Other research, from newspaper articles, movie reviews, and polling data is also likely to be essential for this project. The final research design papers for this project should range from 10 to 15 pages in length and utilize scholarly sources. 


Your Paper

This article can serve as a model for the paper that your groups will be writing:

Pautz, M. C. (2015). Argo and Zero Dark Thirty: Film, Government, and AudiencesPS: Political Science & Politics48(1), 120-128. doi:10.1017/S1049096514001656


How do I cite polling data?  This course guide from the University of Ottawa can help you format polling sources in APA or MLA format.  

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