The University of Winnipeg

RHET-2137 Contemporary Communication Theories

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Communication theories explain the way human beings interact verbally, at levels ranging from the interpersonal to the organizational. In this course, students are introduced to some of the major contemporary theories and practices pertaining to individual and group communication. These theories include (but are not limited to) social construction, symbolic interactionism, cultural criticism, dramatism, hermeneutics, standpoint theory, ethics, relational theories, and gender-based approaches. Readings are drawn from contemporary North American and European theorists. A variety of written and oral assignments invite students to apply their understanding of these theories to practical, even everyday communicative situations.


Any section of Academic Writing or exemption from the writing requirement and completion of 24 credit hours (prerequisite).

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J. Hannan May. 06 2024 - Jul. 03 2024