Office of Academic Innovation
Current Pop Up Course

Current Pop-Up Course

Spring 2021

Learn about Misinformation, Conspiracy, and Polarization!

The Office of Academic Innovation is proud to present pop-up courses, which are unique courses designed to keep students up to date on the latest innovations and happenings across academic disciplines.

Our third pop-up course is called “Lies, Damned Lies, and Politics: Confronting the Threats of Misinformation, Conspiracy, and Polarization” (CPU 1540) and will tackle how to navigate media bias, the psychology of why people believe in misinformation and conspiracy, and the technologies and politics driving us apart.

This 3-unit course will be offered in Spring 2022. It will be taught by a team of experts from across campus: Shonn Haren, Coordinator of Instruction at the University Library; Dr. Randy Stein, an Associate Professor of Marketing; and Dr. L. Lin Ong, an Assistant Professor of International Business and Marketing.

Each section of CPU 1540 will be taught on Mondays and TBD, from 1:00pm-2:15pm. Students will register on BroncoDirect for one of the three sections with a specific professor. However, students will be taught by each professor for five weeks over the course of the semester, so students can learn about the subject from the different perspectives.

See below for registration details. Please email ai@cpp.edu if you have any questions.

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About the Course

Your guide to reality! Join us as we tackle media bias, the psychology of why people believe in misinformation and conspiracy, and the technologies and politics driving us apart.

Course Details

  • Happening Spring Semester 2022
  • CPU 1540 - Sections 1, 2, 3
  • Hybrid Synchronous Component
  • 3 units
  • Counts for GE area E (petitioning for other areas is possible)
  • Can count for elective credit
  • No pre-requisites required 
  • All majors welcome! 

How to Register for CPU 1540

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* We will be synchronous & online for 1/24, in person 2/28 and 5/9, then online, asynchronous for the rest of the course.

 

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Teaching Team

Shonn Haren,

University Library

Dr. Randy Stein,

International Business & Marketing

Dr. L. Lin Ong,

International Business & Marketing