Civic Communication and Media
CCM 330 Communicating Peace (4)
This course explores what structural conditions, power dynamics, and communicative processes are necessary to build positive peace—peace marked not just by the absence of war and violence, but the peace that exists among people who respect the fullness of one another’s humanity and among societies wherein that respect is conveyed through systems, policies, power dynamics, and mediated representations. In particular, this course studies ways in which positive peace is constituted communicatively as an ongoing process of recognition, reconciliation, and community building. Students will be equipped to transform intrapersonal, interpersonal, and societal conflicts more aptly through the development of a deeper understanding of the words and symbols that define communities and conflicts. This course then empowers students to become more effective community organizers, activists, and advocates for justice.