Jun 14, 2024  
2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COMM 260 - Communication, Identity and Difference

This course introduces students to communication theories that explore the ways discourses produce, reinforce, and challenge our understandings of identity — as well as how these identities interact with discourses of difference. By critically engaging the politics of representation, intersectionality, materialism, and power, this course questions identity and difference from hybrid perspectives rather than taking up isolated categories (such as race, gender, sexuality, disAbility, and class) as distinct particulars. The course will particularly emphasize debates within Communication Studies that problematize contemporary discourses and practices of multiculturalism. Students will be encouraged to understand how communication works to oppress certain populations while privileging others.

Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter

GUR Attributes: BCGM

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