CMN 540 (01) - Special Topics in Communication

Spc Top/Intro to Civ Discourse

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 15407
Selected topics not covered by existing Communication courses. Topics may vary. Courses are available in the department office or online prior to each semesters registration period. May be repeated barring duplication of topic.
Section Comments: Full Title: Intro to Civil Discourse
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Instructors: Lydia Reinig

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 MW 11:10am - 12:30pm HORT 115
Additional Course Details: 

Course Topic & Description: Introduction to Civil Discourse- This course will introduce major themes related to the role of civil discourse in a democracy, including theories and methods across Communication and related disciplines. The class will introduce the spaces and places for demonstration, dialogue, and deliberation keying in on themes and tensions related to civility and freedom of speech. A central focus will be what public participation looks like and how it has evolved historically from linear models to interactive models. The course will examine the benefits and gaps of different participation methodologies and the role of discourse within them, and also introduce students to related facilitation techniques and deliberative practices.