2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

HCS 333 Communicating Identity

Examination of identity from the standpoint of human communication, which maintains that identity is (in)formed and (re)produced through communication. Addresses the difficulty of defining identity and examines theoretical explanations of identity in order to understand how features of identity (including sex/gender, race/ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation) are communicated interpersonally, in groups, and in mass media. Conducted as a seminar. Prerequisites: HCS 200 Human Communication Theory and HCS 250 Interpersonal Communication with a C or better.