Communication across Barriers

VUSM-291

This course explores the barriers to effective communication between members of different classes, races, generations, abilities, and gender. Students will examine how prejudicial discourse develops and sustains attitudes, values, and beliefs that separate individuals and impede understanding and communication. Students will also investigate how the media, politicians, and the educational system institutionalize intolerant discourse. The course also teaches students to identify strategies to overcome the existing barriers to effective communication. Prerequisite: any 100-level VUSM course or transfer student placement. LDW, SS

Credits: 

3

Department: 

VP for Academic Affairs