COMM 220 : Gender Communication

Transcript title

Gender Communication

Credits

3

Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total

30

Lecture hours

30

Description

Introduces the differences of communication styles across gender identities and provides tools to manage those differences. Reviews how communication is used to create, structure and maintain gender identities in a variety of contexts.

Learning outcomes

1. Describe how gender influences our perceptions of and communication about personal, social, cultural and political problems.
2. Demonstrate effective communication with people of diverse viewpoints shaped by gender identities and expectations.
3. Identify ways to improve communication skills across gender groups and identities.
4. Provide examples demonstrating how communication across gender identities is influenced by media and culture.
5. Describe how perceptions of gender are shaped through everyday interpersonal conversations with friends, family, co-workers, and even strangers.

Content outline

1. Communication and Gender
a. Childhood Development
b. Cultural Assimilation
c. Cultural Norms
i. Family Communication
ii. Interpersonal Communication
2. Socialization of Gender
a. Behavioral
b. Verbal
i. Lexicon
ii. Grammar
c. Non Verbal
i. Body Language
ii. Paralanguage
iii. Clothing
3. Gender Communication Styles
a. Male Speech Community
b. Female Speech Community
c. LGBTQQIA Speech Community(ies)
4. History of Gender Communication and Movements in West
a. Antiquity
i. Poetry
ii. Theatre
iii. Public Speaking
b. Medieval
i. Public Speaking
ii. Writing
c. Modern
i. Suffrage Movements (US and Britain)
ii. Women’s Movement (alongside Civil Rights movement)
iii. Men’s Movement/Reaction to new roles
iv. LGBTQQIA movement(s)
5. Media and Gender Communication
a. Advertising
b. Entertainment
c. Journalism
d. Sexism/Chauvinism/Straight-ism
e. Diversity of Ownership/Employees

Required materials

Traditional materials: Textbooks, pens, paper, poster board.

Grading methods

Grades will be determined by exams, final paper, and class participation.

Outside of
expected

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