2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

HCS 410 Feminist Perspectives on Communication Theory and Research Methods

Critical examination of traditional theories of human communication and research methods in terms of their invalid claims to universalism and their value implications which have perpetuated a world view that is masculine biased. Students develop an understanding of the interaction process, in different communication contexts, as well as the role of the researcher in assessing communicative encounters. Students deconstruct traditional perspectives on basis of the insights gained through diverse feminist perspectives and discover alternative approaches to communication studies.