COMM ST 110 - Gender and Communication

This interesting course examines how communication, gender and culture form a matrix that influences an individual's identity.  Throughout the class students focus upon the ways in which communication is involved in creating, negotiating, and performing gendered identities and how this process reproduces and/or challenges contemporary social values and norms.   Students will inquire into how gendered identities shape particular social organizations, public institutions, and cultural practices, but they will also learn specific skills enabling greater behavioral flexibility in relationships: familial, platonic, and romantic.   


Karyl Kicenski