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CMN 675 (02) - Civil Discourse Lab: Public Dialogue, Equity, & Authenticity

Civil Discourse Lab

Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 16724
Students will learn the theoretical underpinnings of civil discourse to promote public dialogue on "should questions" by connecting research to social/civic policy and ethics (e.g. What should we do to increase equitable access to sustainable energy for our communities? Or, what should we do to create more ethical leaders in our local communities?) The class will teach students public engagement processes framed through a dialogic ethic that fosters relationships based on honesty, respect, reciprocity, humility, and trust. Students will examine and think together about issues important to a civil society through a public dialogue and deliberation framework. Students that complete both 2-credit courses CMN 675 and CMN 676, may use the courses together to fulfill one (1) writing intensive course requirement.
Cross listed with : CMN 675.01
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Majors not allowed in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Instructors: Jennifer Borda
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 W 3:40pm - 5:00pm HS 105
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CMN 685 (01) - Gendered Rhetorics

Gendered Rhetorics

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 14116
This course focuses on exploration of the social, rhetorical, and communicative construction of gender through contemporary contexts. We will examine popular and political discourse and discuss how such discourse structures and disciplines our everyday experiences of sex (male/female) and gender (how society shapes understanding of those categories). Students are required to have taken two 500 level CMN courses (C-) to take this course, unless granted instructor permission.
Prerequisite(s): CMN 455 with minimum grade of C and CMN 456 with minimum grade of C and CMN 457 with minimum grade of C
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Jennifer Borda
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 9:40am - 11:00am HORT 110

CMN 696W (02) - Seminar in Media Studies

Seminar in Media Studies

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 12291
Variable topics in media research, theory, and practice. May be repeated for different topics. Topic descriptions available in department office during preregistration. Students are required to have taken two 500 level CMN courses (C-) to take this course, unless granted instructor permission.
Section Comments: Seminar Topic Title: Theorizing YouTube
Prerequisite(s): CMN 455 with minimum grade of C and CMN 456 with minimum grade of C and CMN 457 with minimum grade of C
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to 1 times.
Equivalent(s): CMN 696
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Michael Soha
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HORT 215
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Course Description:  How many YouTube videos have you watched today? How about videos on Instagram or TikTok? What about livestreams on platforms like Twitch or Facebook? Digital video, much of it amateur or semi-professional, has come to dominate social media and the internet—accounting for everything from entertainment to political activism. YouTube, founded in 2005, began the transformation of the primarily text and image-based internet to a more video heavy experience. This class is designed around studying the history and cultural impact of YouTube, as well as social media-based video more generally. We’ll study the history of YouTube, and immerse ourselves the present culture, forms, and genres of YouTube. We’ll look at the phenomenon of ‘YouTube stars’ and the emergence of influencer culture on the platform. We’ll study the growing body of scholarship andpopular commentary and criticism of YouTube and related platforms. We’ll look at the debates around free speech and concerns over political extremism and conspiracy theories. YouTube will be our focal point through which we will examine many of the larger topics related to video-based social media platforms: entertainment, identity, journalism, education, cultural production, fandom, politics, community, marketing, and public discourse. In addition to the expected components of a writing intensive class, students will also have the opportunity to use the modality of video to enhance their scholarship: curating, remixing, and even creating original critical video pieces.

CMN 696W (03) - Seminar in Media Studies

Seminar in Media Studies

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16598
Variable topics in media research, theory, and practice. May be repeated for different topics. Topic descriptions available in department office during preregistration. Students are required to have taken two 500 level CMN courses (C-) to take this course, unless granted instructor permission.
Section Comments: Course Title: Seminar in Media Studies - Podcasting
Prerequisite(s): CMN 455 with minimum grade of C and CMN 456 with minimum grade of C and CMN 457 with minimum grade of C
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to 1 times.
Equivalent(s): CMN 696
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Thomas Jackson
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 5:10pm - 6:30pm HORT 115
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Course Title: Podcasting  - Podcasting has exploded in popularity over the past few years. As a  means of self expression, sharing information, instruction, marketing, or expressing opinions, podcasting at its best and most effective is not just a casually produced audio report on an issue, or high points from an interview. Creating an engaging, substantive podcast provides and
opportunity to inform and express on a high level, and deliver a finished product in a relatively short period of time.  We will listen to the work of many of the top podcasters, who spend hours carefully constructing their episodes. We will learn and use many of the same methods of writing, storytelling, speaking, audio production and post production traditionally used in podcasts today. Each student will choose from myriad topics and develop a series on a chosen topic. There will be a requirement of a minimum of one podcast episode every other week. Over the course of the semester, students will work at developing and enhancing their ability to produce sophisticated content which includes strong narrative communication.

CMN 698 (01) - Seminar Interpersonal Studies

Seminar Interpersonal Studies

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 13533
Variable topics in interpersonal research, theory, and practice. May be repeated for different topics. Topic descriptions available in department office during preregistration. Students are required to have taken two 500 level CMN courses (C-) to take this course, unless granted instructor permission.
Section Comments: Seminar Topic Title: Communication & the Body
Prerequisite(s): CMN 455 with minimum grade of C and CMN 456 with minimum grade of C and CMN 457 with minimum grade of C
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to 2 times.
Equivalent(s): CMN 695
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Mardi Kidwell
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 2:10pm - 3:30pm HORT 201
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Course Description: The human body is a rich and complex communicative resource. In this class, we will examine how the body, in coordination with talk, contributes to meaning making in face-to-face interaction. We will look closely at the movements of the eyes, face, hands, head, torso, and legs, as well as the use of objects and space, for their role in the moment-by-moment
accomplishment of a range of activities: opening and closing encounters, telling stories, aligning to an interactional partner, and so on. Although we will mainly draw on interactionist studies of the body, we will also consider cognitive, cultural, developmental, and even evolutionary themes in our investigations. Class will center around the use of videotaped data to examine
embodied behaviors in interaction. Prereq: CMN 455, 456, and 457 with a C or better and a C- or better in two 500-level courses (each with a different 400-level prereq). Writing Intensive.

CMN 703 (01) - Seminar in Rhetorical Theory

Seminar in Rhetorical Theory

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 12606
Focused study of problems in rhetorical theory construction through examination and criticism of selected theoretical frameworks used to explain or interpret rhetorical phenomena. May be repeated for different topics. Students are required to have taken two 500 level CMN courses (C-) to take this course, unless granted instructor permission.
Section Comments: Seminar Topic Title: Rhetoric of the Photograph
Prerequisite(s): CMN 455 with minimum grade of C and CMN 456 with minimum grade of C and CMN 457 with minimum grade of C
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman, Sophomore
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Robert Jackson
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 11:10am - 12:30pm HORT 110
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CMN 719 (01) - Surveillance and Society

Surveillance and Society

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 16239
Surveillance is fundamentally concerned with social control. The course tracks the historical development of surveillance, from its origins in embodied experience and record keeping through the rise of computing, social media and big data. This history provides a backdrop against which critical theories of surveillance are introduced, drawing attention to how power is exercised through systems of identification, social classification, visibility, and statistical knowledge. Students are required to have taken two 500 level CMN courses (C-) to take this course, unless granted instructor permission.
Prerequisite(s): CMN 455 with minimum grade of C and CMN 456 with minimum grade of C and CMN 457 with minimum grade of C
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman, Sophomore
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Josh Lauer
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HORT 110

CMN 735 (01) - Media & Ethics

Media & Ethics

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 14119
This course asks how human beings can flourish (i.e. lead meaningful and purposeful lives) in the context of increasingly complex systems of digital media and information systems. We do so through the lens of virtue ethics, meaning that we place special emphasis on concepts like authenticity, wisdom, courage, and integrity. The course's capstone project asks students to develop a clear and well-informed ethical framework for the mass-mediated aspects of their personal, professional, and civic lives. Students are required to have taken two 500 level CMN courses (C-) to take this course, unless granted instructor permission.
Prerequisite(s): CMN 455 with minimum grade of C and CMN 456 with minimum grade of C and CMN 457 with minimum grade of C
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman, Sophomore
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Kevin Healey
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm HORT 110

CMN 762 (01) - Organizational Communication and Society

Organizational Communication

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 13210
This course will demonstrate how communication is key to understanding how organizations work. Through such topics as culture, identity, structure, systems, globalization, and change, the course examines the ways individuals and society are shaped by interactions with the organizations. Through case studies, we examine the way people communicate in organizational contexts, and the social, ethical, and sometimes political implications. Students are required to have taken two 500 level CMN courses (C-) to take this course, unless granted instructor permission.
Prerequisite(s): CMN 455 with minimum grade of C and CMN 456 with minimum grade of C and CMN 457 with minimum grade of C
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman, Sophomore
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Renee Heath
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 3:40pm - 5:00pm HORT 110

CMN 772 (01) - Seminar in Media Theory

Seminar in Media Theory

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 13131
Detailed analysis of major theories related to the interaction of communication technologies and society. Application to current examples in politics, advertising, and entertainment. May be repeated for a different topic. Students are required to have taken two 500 level CMN courses (C-) to take this course, unless granted instructor permission.
Section Comments: Seminar Topic Title: Digital Shaming
Prerequisite(s): CMN 455 with minimum grade of C and CMN 456 with minimum grade of C and CMN 457 with minimum grade of C
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman, Sophomore
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Nora Draper
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 9:40am - 11:00am HORT 110
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Course Description: This course examines the sociotechnical dynamics of shame in a digital society. We will begin by exploring philosophical and sociological theories of shame and consider the role shame has historically played in governing Western societies. We will then turn to the contemporary world to explore how the affordances of digital technologies are reshaping how we think about the possibilities and consequences of shaming. Throughout, we will pay particular attention to the ways social categories – including race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual identity – shape both the experience of being shamed and larger cultural conversations about shaming. Finally, we will consider what current debates and media narratives around digital shaming – including those related to “cancel culture” – reveal about contemporary cultural anxieties.