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COMM 25700 - Communication & Collective Memory

Course Credit: 1
Maximum Credit: 0
(COMS)
COMMUNICATION & COLLECTIVE MEMORY This course investigates how communication helps create collective memories of events, people, and eras, and how those memories may sustain us, lead us astray, and/or promote conflict. Moreover, the class examines how communication can lead to “forgetting” that may be negative and/or positive in nature. We will examine topics ranging from the American Civil War to Tiananmen Square to post-Apartheid South Africa. As part of our exploration, we will strive for greater intercultural competence in understanding messages and responses to messages about memory, and will focus on how power, privilege, and culture shape the way in which events are remembered. [Communication and Culture subarea] Prerequisite(s): COMM-11100 [AH, D, W]