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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions C Communication and Culture CMCL
Communication and Culture CMCL

Instruction offered under the direction of the Department of Communication, Media and Film Studies.

Junior Courses
Communication and Culture  201       Culture Foundations
A critical and inter-disciplinary examination, via classic texts, of the Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian Heritage of Western Civilization (e.g., Homer, Sophocles, Plato, Augustine). Focus on major ideas, principles and their implications within the time-frame of the Ancient and Medieval periods (i.e., 3000 B.C.E.–400 C.E.) and in comparison with non-Western traditions.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-1T)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Communication and Culture 201 and 301 will not be allowed.
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Communication and Culture  203       Roads to Modernity
A critical and inter-disciplinary examination, via classic texts (e.g., Chaucer, Machiavelli, Montaigne, Dante), of how the Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian traditions were transformed into the Modern West. Focus on the major ideas, principles and their implications within the timeframe from the sixth to the sixteenth century and in comparison to non-Western traditions.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Communication and Culture 201 or 301.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Communication and Culture 203 and 303 will not be allowed.
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Senior Courses
Communication and Culture  305       Modernity
A critical and inter-disciplinary examination, via classic texts (e.g., Bacon, Hobbes, Locke, Marx, Woolf, Freud, Sartre), of the meaning of Modernity in Western and non-Western contexts. Focus on the major ideas, principles and their implications from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-1)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Communication and Culture 305 and 501 will not be allowed.
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Communication and Culture  307       Contours of Contemporary Culture
A critical and inter-disciplinary examination, via classic texts (e.g., Bettelheim, Wiesel, Arendt, Ellul, Marcuse, DeBeauvoir, hooks, Foucault, Camus, and Maslow), of how modernity has been transformed within the framework of an evolving global culture. Focus on the major ideas, principles and their implications within the time-frame of the twentieth century to the present.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-1)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Communication and Culture 307 and 503 will not be allowed.
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Communication and Culture 507       Collaborative Learning and Peer Mentoring
Study of  learning theories and learning processes with practical experience through helping learners in a University of Calgary undergraduate course under the supervision of that course's instructor. Activities may include facilitating discussion in classrooms or online, discussing topics for term papers, organizing and assisting study groups, or coaching peers in their oral presentation or writing skills.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
48 units (8.0 full-course equivalents) and consent of the Department of Communication, Media and Film.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Communication and Culture 507 and Science 511 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Prospective students must submit an application to the Department of Communication, Media and Film.
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Communication and Culture 509       Research in Peer Mentoring and Higher Learning
Students continue to support peers in their learning processes using a facilitative, collaborative approach. As part of their mentoring hours, students will assist new peer mentors to grow into their roles. Students will conduct a textual and field research project related to their peer mentoring roles.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Communication and Culture 507, or General Studies 507 and consent of the Department of Communication, Media and Film.
Notes:
Prospective students must submit an application to the Department of Communication, Media and Film.
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Graduate Courses

Courses offered by the Graduate Program in the Department of Communication, Media and Film Studies in the Faculty of Arts are now listed in the Communication and Media (COMS) section of the calendar.