Truman State Students Prepare for Iowa Caucuses

Some Truman State University Communication Students are Preparing for the Iowa Caucuses.

While some people might dread the upcoming political season, one communication class allows students interested in politics a unique insight into a presidential campaign. COMM 458: Special Topics—Iowa Caucus 2016, taught by professors Marilyn Yaquinto and Jay Self, aims to cover political communication, campaigning and the process by which the major parties nominate their candidates for president. Students who have completed the course are able to attend the Iowa caucuses Feb. 1 and experience the event firsthand. They will assist the Truman Media Network by covering the event, but also have the opportunity to do political communication field research. Students will produce a research paper and present their results at the Undergraduate Research Conference in the spring.