Spring enrollment is open!
If you are looking for smaller-sized 400-level COM classes for Spring 2021, here are a few to consider: (A complete ASU course list is available HERE.)
Do you want to serve your community? Do you want to become a coach and role model in girls’ youth sports? AND do you want to earn course credit while doing it?
We invite you to enroll in COM 494/KIN 494: Applied CoachingCommunication during Spring 2021! Learn inside and outside the classroom in this experiential class taught by Dr. Allison Ross and Dr. Alaina Zanin. Throughout this course, you will learn a variety of techniques and topics that are designed to help you become an empowered coach and role model for young female athletes. You’ll also get the chance to practice what you learn and act as a coach in real life! Please note: this course is designed for students to be on-site at a local elementary school from 3:00-4:15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Strict safety guidelines (PPE, cleaning, distancing) will be followed for all in-person activities. Students are encouraged to participate in person if possible. If changes to in-person coaching occur, programming may continue virtually.
In a troubled world characterized by conditions of social injustice, extreme wealth and resource disparity, colonial domination, disease, climate change, and regular mass extinction events, we are freshly called to think concepts of world, human, life, and communication differently – that is, if we are to justly respond. In this course, we will adopt an ecological perspective in order to trace the languages and logics that created our contemporary context and imagine ways through it. Engaging ecological, geological, and posthuman theories while embracing embodied, arts-based, and performative communication practices, we will strive to: challenge the assumptions which underpin a human-centered perspective; identify recurrent topoi in the theory and practice of ecological thought; develop texts working toward ecological justice, including poetry and speculative fiction; and refine our critical thinking skills as communicative humans with a responsibility to this planet. Our explorations will be framed by key questions: How can we begin to practice ecological attunement? How can ecological thought inform our political practices, critical sensemaking, and orientations toward concepts of care and wellbeing? How can we newly story this world in order to stay with the trouble?
Have questions or want more information? Please contact the course instructor: Tyler Rife
The course will discuss contemporary visual communication theories, methods, and practices, as well as will analyze (and critique) and engage with various aspects of visual arts, aesthetics, semiotics, ethics, and philosophies, Embracing an interdisciplinary lens, the course will examine the issues of power, globalization and cultural imperialism from intercultural and critical-cultural perspectives. Furthermore, the course will pay attention to (i) Creativity: to explore processes of creation, innovation, and productions (including technological aspects); (ii) Design: to understand principles/approaches of composition, color, visualization, and design thinking; (iii) and Action: to study the concepts of critical consciousness, alternate worldviews (including indigenous and de-colonial perspectives), and praxis of activism for social transformation.
For an override into this class, honors contacts, and/or for any further information, please contact course instructor: Uttaran Dutta
This course examines the role of Latina/o/x figures, concepts, and theories in the United States and across the Americas. Students will address the complex, fluid, and intersectional power dynamics of a diverse community navigating multiple socio-cultural structures. Emphasis is placed on cultura, language, community, power, and activism within Latinx contexts.
Have questions or want more answers? Please contact the course instructor: Ana Terminel Iberra