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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions C Communication and Culture CMCL
Communication and Culture CMCL

For more information about these courses see the Department of Communication, Media and Film website: arts.ucalgary.ca/communication-media-film.

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; (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; (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; (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; (2-1)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Communication and Culture 307 and 503 will not be allowed.
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