48.311 Sociological Perspectives on Communication and Social Change (Last Term 2009 Fall)

Sociological Perspectives on Communication and Social Change (Last Term 2009 Fall)

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33285
Status Active

Most social interactions and interventions involve communication. Thus, communication patterns present critical issues for sociological inquiry. This course introduces communication as a central yet often ignored element of social life. It surveys existing communication theories, then focuses on models used by marginalized populations in efforts to democratize communication systems. Finally, it introduces tools for communication strategizing. As a final product students will conduct a frame analysis of a current social topic. From a general liberal arts perspective, the course will stress critical thinking and writing skills.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 48.101 Intro to Sociology.