Social Movements Three Major Perspectives in Sociology Sociologists analyze social phenomena at different levels and from different perspectives. The pioneering European sociologists, however, also offered a broad conceptualization of the fundamentals of society and its workings. Their views form the basis for today's theoretical perspectives, or paradigms, which provide sociologists with an orienting framework—a philosophical position—for asking certain kinds of questions about society and its people.
Introduction to Communication and Civic Life COM 3 credits An overview of major approaches to the analysis and criticism of contemporary cultural concerns, situating these within the broader historical contexts of communication and cultural theory. Sophomore standing Credit for enrollment in approved study abroad programs.
Organizational Communication COM 3 credits Microlevel, institutional and macrolevel analysis of the communication process in organizations.
Organizational communication theories, including political economy, critical and poststructuralist approaches. Ethnic, gender-specific and class communication processes within subcultural contexts are examined.
Psychoanalytic, social-scientific and critical communication approaches.
COM An examination of communication theory from interpersonal, small group, intercultural and organizational viewpoints. Conflict and Communication COM 3 credits A study of theories and research in interpersonal conflict.
Conflict management within personal relationships and in the workplace. The nature of conflict, assumptions arising from conflict, power, styles and tactics, negotiation and transformation.
Political Communication COM 3 credits The role of ideology, language, symbolism and mediation in the practice of American political communication. Course culminates in a research paper or project in which student evaluates the experience by methodologies learned in other communication classes.
May be repeated for a free elective credit. Junior or senior standing Explores how women tell stories and the ways in which women have been controlled through narrative and have themselves controlled narratives about themselves and others, particularly, but not only, with respect to Western history and culture.
Through texts, film and in-class activities, we observe the power of master and counter narratives. Strategic Communication COM 3 credits The course addresses strategic interpersonal, group and public communication within an organizational format.
Corporate Communication COM 3 credits Instruction and practice in the planning and production of selected modes of oral and written communication common within large corporations, with emphasis on employee newsletters and personal presentations.
Studies in New Media COM 3 credits This course examines the key theoretical works and arguments in the field of new media and considers moments of collision and convergence between media forms. Rhetoric and Aesthetics of Contemporary Culture COM 3 credits Analyzes ways our world is informed by rhetorical discourses as they are informed and shaped by contemporary aesthetics and the production, management and distribution of style, particularly as it is portrayed in popular culture.
Considers the relationship between rhetoric and aesthetics and arenas of life undergoing renewed stylization. Non-Verbal Communication in a Diverse Society COM 3 credits Course focuses on the significance of non-verbal behavior when communicating across cultures. Non-verbal messages from a variety of cultures are examined.
These cultures include, but are not limited to, age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, the physically and mentally challenged or any groups that have not received peripheral attention in discussions of non-verbal communication.
COM Explores how new media technologies change what communities we can be members of and how we perform our roles in those communities. Also explores the potential of new media to affect citizenship and alter what it means to be a member of a democratic society and electorate.
News Media Ethics COM 3 credits A critical examination of news media ethical issues and dilemmas through the use of case studies and current news reports. Course also includes critique of print, broadcast and online news coverage using ethical theory and standard journalistic ethical principles.The International Relations Theory Web Site.
Please contribute to our project! We seek your assistance in helping to create a descriptive list (see below) of existing IR paradigms, approaches and heartoftexashop.com you know of a particular IR theory, for example, that is not listed and described below, please e-mail the name of the theory and a brief description of it to Mark Beavis at irtheory.
Sociologists have divided sociology into two levels, microsociology and macrosociology (Sociology).
The level of microsociology studies is on a smaller perspective, as macrosociology is the study of society on a larger analysis.
Compare and contrast Durkheim, Symbolic interactionism is on of the major theoretical out look in. The history curriculum covers the globe. Most courses focus on particular regions or nations, but offerings also include courses that transcend geographical boundaries to examine subjects such as African diasporas, Islamic radicalism, or European influences on US intellectual history.
We shall not consider methodological problems in this study; however, we will point out that the labels used for content areas often cover very different content, and that the assumptions behind the content may reflect very different views of what kind of knowledge is needed in the future.
the history of science and the history of the scientific disciplines. goals and branching of a research program in the history of geography (*) horacio capel.
THOMAS KUHN'S CONCEPT OF PARADIGM, i.e. NARRATIVE DISPLACEMENT IN HISTORY OF SCIENCE. Thomas Samuel Kuhn was born on July 18, , in Cincinnati, Ohio.