PLACE IN THE CURRICULUM:
ComS 163 provides a place for you to make connections between your experiences
and your learning within the communication studies major, and with other
disciplines. For example, from the discipline of communication studies,
this course makes heavy use of rhetorical, critical, and interpersonal
theory; it also uses ideas and concepts from social psychology, sociology,
and linguistics. Within the curriculum, this course allows curious
students to link ideas into a coherent whole in order to make sense of
their life experience. There is always a need in a discipline as wide-ranging
and diverse as communication for a NEXUS, a place where ideas converge;
that's what this course is designed to be.
The course also allows students a chance to follow their own interests.
Since the course is designed as a place of convergence, you can start with
just about any topic that interests you and follow it back to the
point where the concepts of COMMUNICATION, SELF, AND SOCIETY come together.
It's a great deal of fun to find ways of putting the puzzle together.