COMM 159 - First-year Seminar in Media Issues
Section: 002 Representations of Difference
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Credit Exclusions:
Credits do not count toward the Communication Studies major requirements.
Waitlist Capacity:
5
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
First-year students only.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines the construction, representation and performance of “difference” — race, religion, gender/sex/sexuality, class. Using various scholarly lenses, including cultural studies, critical theory, media studies and rhetoric, students investigate what difference really means — or does not mean, how difference intersects with notions of power and privilege, how various media technologies reproduce difference, and what it means to resist. The course offers first-year students a forum for developing and exercising basic skills in reading, comprehending, and speaking and writing about theory and research relevant to communication in general, and identity and difference specifically.

COMM 159 - First-year Seminar in Media Issues
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001 (SEM)
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25741
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5Y1
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Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Does not meet Communication Studies major requirements.
002 (SEM)
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25742
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3Y1
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Does not meet Communication Studies major requirements.
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ISBN: 0072874899
Privilege, power, and difference, Author: Allan G. Johnson., Publisher: McGraw-Hill 2nd ed. 2006
Required
ISBN: 1577666739
Difference matters : communicating social identity, Author: Brenda J. Allen., Publisher: Waveland Press 2nd ed. 2011
Required
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