CMN 529 1 - Seminar Communication Theory - Comm: Foundations & Futures
Special topics in communication theory and research. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Most people focus their graduate studies within one or two core areas. Specialization is both desirable and necessary for advanced study. Yet a broader perspective of one-s discipline is also useful. This class seeks to provide students with a greater appreciation and understanding of the history, diversity, and futures of the communication discipline, broadly defined. The first unit of the course will examine the history (or histories) of communication as a discipline, including the research, individuals, events, and institutions that were instrumental in the development of the field. The first unit also will examine why such seemingly disparate areas came together as a field of study, what makes various subareas distinct, and if/how they fit together. The second part of the class will examine the recent history of the communication discipline, focusing in particular on several recent debates and controversies in the field around its embrace of diversity, or lack thereof. We will ex
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Course Level: Graduate