Catalogue 2013 - 2014

COMM 315 Language in Communication

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

COMM 100 and COMM 102 or equivalent and junior standing.

Course Description

This course examines the ways in which language is used and misused as a communication tool, as well as a variety of language-based communication issues, including the cultural, political, rhetorical, and/or professional implications of word choice. Students will also consider the role of language in persuasion and in the cultivation and maintenance of social power.

Distribution

MR