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This is absolutely reasonable for a university level class.

It would go over:

1. Rhetoric

2. Historical methods of propaganda

3. How propaganda spreads

4. "Virality in communication networks" (https://www.amazon.com/Hooked-How-Build-Habit-Forming-Produc...)

5. Gossip

6. Tactics of Manipulation (48 laws of power is a good recording of this)

7. Strategizing on cognitive basis.




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