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COMM210 - Communication and Gender

Course Details

Course Code: COMM210 Course ID: 3587 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course examines the similarities and differences in male and female communication styles and patterns. The content emphasizes implications of gender as a social construct influencing perceptions, values, stereotyping, language use, nonverbal communication, and power conflict in human relationships.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Analyze how written, visual, oral, and nonverbal communication create context for and expectations of gender, as well as examine communication styles and language development in males and females.

CO2: Explain the communication process and commonly recognized channels of communication.

CO3: Identify elements of behavior and identity that are related primarily to biological sex, socially constructed gender, or both.

CO4: Use theories of gender to determine possible sources of misunderstanding in field settings.

CO5: Compare characterizations of gender in more than one social, ethnic, or national culture.

CO6: Understand the role of communication channels and media in creating context for and expectations of gender.

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Details for each forum, assignment, and test can be found by clicking on the "Assignments," "Forums," and "Tests & Quizzes" Tabs within the course.

Recommended text:

Deborah Tannen, You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, Harper Trade Publishers, 2001 Paperback ISBN: 0060959622.

This text is not required, but is strongly recommended as one of the important early works in the study of gender and communication.

Book Title:The Gender Communication Connection, 2nd ed - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Routledge Lib
Unit Cost:$180.00
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Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.