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COMM 35100 - Critical/Cultural Methodologies

Course Credit: 1
Maximum Credit: 0
CRITICAL/CULTURAL METHODOLOGIES.  This course is designed to give students an introduction to the critical and cultural methods.  It will have two major “content” areas: (a) ethnographic analysis: the study of cultural communities and the discourse they produce within their everyday cultural practices; (b) critical/textual criticism: the analysis of everyday cultural experiences, cultural texts and artifacts and what they tell us about culture, power, history, society, and identity. It has two major goals:  1) to conduct a compact survey of theoretical approaches covering the critical analysis of cultural experiences and texts; and 2) to introduce practical considerations relevant to analyzing these experiences and texts. Prerequisite(s): COMM-11100, minimum grade of C-; and at least one 200-level COMM or GMDS course, minimum grade C- ; or permission of instructor. Fall of Even Years. [AH]