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2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CMJ 405 - Gender in Communication

The course will examine gender and/in communication within cultural, institutional, and relational contexts. We will utilize theories and research to understand how cultural ideas about gender shape communication practices and conversely how mundane communication behaviors produce, challenge, and transform gender(ed) identities and ideas. We will also explore how gender(ed) practices and social systems intersect and interact with cultural norms involving sexuality, race, nationality, social class, age, ability, and other social identities. Through course research activities, students will be expected to critically consider the impacts of the communicative and intersectional production of gender on their/our social worlds. Not open to first year students.

General Education Requirements: Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives, Social Context & Institutions

Prerequisites: 3 hours of CMJ courses or C- or better in WGS 101

Corequisites: N/A

Course Typically Offered: Spring

Credits: 3