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Communication Studies

COMM_ST 394-DL : Communication Studies Research Seminar: Exploring the Meanings of College


"College" is a complicated cultural concept with several dimensions that blur together in our common understanding. College is a site where knowledge is generated and shared, an industry, a symbolic stage of life, and a system for reproducing and marking social stratification. This course will focus on distinguishing those dimensions, diagnosing how those dimensions influence people's engagement in postsecondary education, and critically evaluating current events that activate different elements of those dimensions. Investigating relevant texts will provide students with opportunities to identify patterns in discourse and analyze communication practices in different contexts. Each student will choose one case of their own as the subject of a quarter-long research project. The final major research paper will include both a description and a critique of the discursive patterns and rhetorical strategies present in the selected case.

The course is conducted completely online. A technology fee will be added to tuition.

Winter 2020
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
01/06/20 - 03/22/20Days: TBA
Time: TBA 20
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Bernard, Megan
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