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Course Descriptions

The HUMANITIES study what it means to be human within a contemporary or historical context. These disciplines analyze the ideas and expressive artifacts of individuals or groups emphasizing qualitative rather than quantitative methods. The Humanities provide us with the broad frameworks within which enduring questions of existence, relationships, values, and aesthetics can be examined from multiple perspectives. The SOCIAL SCIENCES study human interactions and the social institutions in which these occur. These disciplines tend to adopt scientific methods, emphasizing quantitative rather than qualitative approaches. The Social Sciences provide us with the broad frameworks within which to analyze the nature of social systems, processes, and outcomes.

IA 340 - Ethics in Human Communication

  • Credit Hours: 4R-OL-4C
  • Term Available: -
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None

Examines the interconnection between ethics and rhetoric by studying such topics as persuasion versus propaganda, manipulation and distortion through language, leadership and communication, manifestations of prejudice (racism and sexism), language of intimidation and oppression, dehumanizing communication, effects of advertisement, and the content and effectiveness of professional codes for ethical communication.