This short course is about the study of humor and its role/function in a variety of communication contexts, including interpersonal and mediated communication. Students will explore the leading theories, functions, and styles of humor as we self-reflect on our own sense of humor and the influences that helped shape it. This class calls for fun through interactive activities and group discussions.
This short course is about the relationship between gender and communication. First, participants will self-reflect on their own gender identities and consider the role gender plays in their interpersonal, social, and public interactions. Participants will also explore various theories and patterns of verbal and nonverbal gender communication and identifies, as well as discuss social influences on gender development. Through interactive dialogue and class activities, we will examine the ways in which gender communication has shifted and evolved over time. Be prepared for a lively class!
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