Jul 14, 2020  
2019-2020 University Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 University Bulletin
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CAS 217 - Race and Communication

3 hours
In this course, students will learn that race and culture are related concepts but not necessarily synonymous, and this crucial distinction can inform and impact the way individuals from different racial backgrounds communicate with one another. This course utilizes a foundational standpoint that historically situates race as both a sociocultural construct and (to a lesser extent) a biological reality in an effort to examine and explore issues of privilege that often arise from the rhetoric surrounding the concept of race. In an effort to help students understand how prevailing notions of racial identity can affect communication of all kinds, they will be asked to engage with and analyze public discourses regarding interracial communication from a variety of cultural and historical contexts. Ultimately, students will learn that while interracial communication functions as one aspect of the larger field of intercultural studies, such communication must nevertheless be considered through various lenses, such as ethnic and national identities. CC



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