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CMN 529 JC - Seminar Communication Theory - (Un)open Communication

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Special topics in communication theory and research. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Special Instructions:

This seminar will examine the pervasive U.S. cultural belief that open communication is an elixir for most social problems. While touching on societal discourse related to (un)open communication, such as the notions of privacy and transparency, the focus will be on how people communicate with respect to (un)open communication. Specific topics will include disclosure, keeping secrets, and a wide variety of messages that are neither fully open or fully secretive (e.g., indirect communication, avoiding topics, strategic ambiguity). The course will explore both face-to-face and online contexts.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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