Media Rhetoric and Communication - Integrative Pathway

In this Pathway, students will learn to think critically about media, rhetoric, communication, information, and visual culture and how these are used to protect and challenge institutions of power.  Students will use language, voice, film, theatre, rhetoric, narrative, and metaphor to become more effective communicators and critical listeners in the academy and beyond.  Questions posed by the pathway include the following:  How does one recognize the uses of information to advance interests?  For example, how does ownership of information media affect the interpretation and framing of controversy?  How do particular media technologies impact access to and dissemination of information?  What influence do media technologies have on our perception of reality, and what are the consequences of altered and multiple realities?  How have advertising, marketing, and branding affected our perceptions and choices?  More personally, how does one intervene in public conversations to achieve desired policy goals?

Media, Rhetoric, and Communication Courses

Thematic Inquiry

Required Course

MRC 201THEMATIC INQUIRY

4

Curricular Itinerary Courses

Students must select three courses, each from a different Mode of Inquiry.  If a course that is not listed below would be relevant to a student's animating question, the student may submit a petition to the Pathway coordinator to have it counted toward the Pathway.

Course List

Mode of Inquiry A

ART 103DESIGN: VISUAL LANGUAGE

4

ART 207DESIGN: TYPE AND IMAGE

4

ART 209/AT 209DESIGNING VISUAL INFORMATION

4

ART 310DESIGN: PUBLIC PRACTICE

4

COM 217/AT 217ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE DESIGN

4

FLM 210FUND MOTION PICTURE PRODUCT

4

FLM 220DOCUMENTARY THRY & PRODUCTN

4

FLM 310IDEOLOGCL REP IN MOT PICT PROD

6

Mode of Inquiry B

ENG 181/AT 181CC:LIT ACTIVISM & SOCIAL MEDIA

4

ENG 329RACE,NATN,EMPR IN THE 18TH C

4

FLM 310IDEOLOGCL REP IN MOT PICT PROD

6

GER 260CC: GLOBAL CREATIVITIES

4

GER 420DEUTSCHLAND DIGITAL

4

GWS 180/SOC 180CC: MAKING SEX

4

HIS 215/AMS 215/CRE 215POLIT/CULT IN U.S. SINCE 1945

4

HMD 314/AFR 315MEDIA, SELF, AND SOCIETY

4

HMD 321/AFR 321/CRE 321/GWS 321CHILD/FAMIL MULTI-CUL SOC

4

HMD 416/GWS 416GLOBALIZATION/CULT & IDENTITY

4

PHI 219/GWS 225FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY

4

PHI 221THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

4

PHI 223PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY

4

PHI 232TOLERANCE, INTOLER, INTOLERBL

4

PHI 234PHILOSOPHY OF LAW

4

PHI 276/AFR 276/CRE 276PHILOSOPHY OF RACE AND RACISM

4

PHI 444DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS

4

SLA 226/ANT 226/LIN 226LANGUAGE IN CULTURE

4

THE 199/AMS 199CC:THEATR OF THE AIDS EPIDEMIC

4

THE 266/DAN 263/AMS 266/MUS 266CC: PERFORM DIFF AMER MUSICAL

4

THE 399/AMS 399THEATER OF THE AIDS EPIDEMIC

4

Mode of Inquiry C

COM 217/AT 217ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE DESIGN

4

LIN 110/ENG 110/GER 110/SPA 110INTRO TO LANGUAGE AND MIND

4

LIN 201PHONOLOGY

4

LIN 202SYNTAX

4

MAT 110CC: NETWORKS & THEIR APPLCTNS

4

PHI 103LOGIC

4

STA 107INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

4

Mode of Inquiry D

BIO 118CC: UNDERSTANDING EVOLUTION

4

CHM 100CC: CHEMISTRY IN CONTEXT

4

Mode of Inquiry E

ENG 329RACE,NATN,EMPR IN THE 18TH C

4

ES 111ENV STDS AS A SOCIAL SCIENCE

4

ES 493U/GOV 493UENVIRON JUST IN GLOBL PERSP

4

FLM 220DOCUMENTARY THRY & PRODUCTN

4

GOV 221POLIT PARTIES,CAMPAIGNS,ELECT

4

GOV 222CC: TORTURE & TERROR POST 9/11

4

GOV 223/AFR 224HUMAN RIGHTS, MEDIA & ACTIVISM

4

GOV 251/ES 251ENVIRON ACTIVISM/POL IMPACT

4

GOV 276/AMS 276CC:PRESIDNCY:WHITE HOUSE 20500

4

GOV 337COMPARATIVE SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

4

GOV 493CU.S. POLITICAL SPEECH

4

GOV 493WREBELS,ROGUES, & REVOLUTIONRS

4

GOV 493Z/GIS 400THE IRAQ WAR

4

GWS 202CC: SEX/WORK

4

GWS 224/CRE 224TRANSNATNL WOMEN'S MOVEMNTS

4

HIS 117CC: GLOBALIZATION OR EMPIRE?

4

HIS 210CONTESTING INDIA'S PAST

4

HIS 215/AMS 215/CRE 215POLIT/CULT IN U.S. SINCE 1945

4

HIS 219/CRE 219REVOLUTIONS IN LATIN AMERICA

4

HMD 103/AFR 104/GWS 102CHILD RIGHTS/PUBLIC POLICY

4

HMD 314/AFR 315MEDIA, SELF, AND SOCIETY

4

HMD 321/AFR 321/CRE 321/GWS 321CHILD/FAMIL MULTI-CUL SOC

4

HMD 416/GWS 416GLOBALIZATION/CULT & IDENTITY

4

LIN 110/ENG 110/GER 110/SPA 110INTRO TO LANGUAGE AND MIND

4

PHI 219/GWS 225FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY

4

PHI 232TOLERANCE, INTOLER, INTOLERBL

4

PHI 234PHILOSOPHY OF LAW

4

PHI 276/AFR 276/CRE 276PHILOSOPHY OF RACE AND RACISM

4

PHI 444DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS

4

SOC 103INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

4

SOC 208/AFR 208/CRE 208/GWS 209RACE/GENDER AND THE MASS MEDIA

4

SOC 212/GWS 211SEX, GENDER AND SOCIETY

4

SOC 400/AFR 400/AMS 400/GWS 400/GIS 401THE SOCIOLOGY OF GLOBALIZATION

4

Other Courses

PSY 206SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

4

Global/Local Engagement

Required Course

MRC 301GLOBAL/LOCAL ENGAGEMENT

0

Senior Reflection

Required Course

MRC 401SENIOR REFLECTION

2