COM ARTS 316

Effective communication requires awareness of how gender influences communication and our capacity to build lasting and meaningful relationships. Learn about theories and concepts to understand how gender influences our interpersonal, professional, and social lives. Topics …

COM ARTS 667

Public discourse of selected movements and periods in American history.

COM ARTS 669

Survey of significant trends within both classical and contemporary film theory. Designed for serious students interested in reading, analyzing, and evaluating the central concepts and intellectual history of writings about film, particularly with respect to …

COM ARTS 655

Important filmmakers from 1910 to the present; their relation to German cultural and social history of the period.

COM ARTS 573

Students are introduced to basic concepts in global and transnational rhetorical studies and provided with the analytic tools to examine discourses about globalization and transnationalism produced by key global actors including transnational corporations, states, global …

COM ARTS 574

Students explore U.S. immigration and naturalization rhetoric across various spheres: federal, state, and grassroots. Patterns of immigration and naturalization rhetoric, the tactics different actors use, and the transformations that have taken place since the founding …

COM ARTS 570

Study of major theories of rhetoric from their origins in ancient Greece to Bacon, including theories of Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, Longinus, St. Augustine, and others.

COM ARTS 571

Study of contemporary theories of rhetoric and significant conceptual issues in contemporary rhetorical inquiry. Attention to theorists within field of rhetoric as well as others who have influenced rhetorical theory.

COM ARTS 560

Introduction and survey of contributions of behavioral science and philosophy to a unified theory of communication.

COM ARTS 562

Examination of theories of deliberation and controversy. Application of theories to public controversies.