SOCI.3110 Sociological Perspective on Communication & Social Change (Formerly 48.311)

Id: 033285 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: SOCI.1010 Intro to Sociology.