Communication And Culture | Introduction to Communication & Culture
C205 | 1138 | Terrill


Communication does much more than merely transfer information between people;
it is not merely a transparent "container" for data and ideas.  Communication
affects people's beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and identity, and thus is
worthy of serious, critical examination.  This course provides an intensive
overview of the strategies that scholars use to study human communicative
activities, of the assumptions that they bring to their work, and of the
insights that they provide.  Emphasis will be on the variety of strategies
and contexts that shape human communication, from the intimacy of one-on-one
conversation to the spectacle of mass-mediated events.  The object is to
provide students with frameworks and vocabularies through which they can
become informed, critical observers of human communication and, thus, more
active and effective cultural participants.  More information at:
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Robert Terrill
Indiana University
(812) 855-0118
rterrill@indiana.edu