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Civic Communication and Media

CCM 361 Citizenship and the Public Sphere (4)

Many formulations of rhetoric, citizenship and democracy assume the existence of "the public" and theorize the ideal "public sphere." In this course, we will examine scholarship about the public, investigate how civic engagement is shaped by this powerful term, and consider how conceptions of the public sphere can both facilitate deliberative democracy and reinforce inequalities.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities
  • Prerequisite: CCM 221, CCM 220W, WGS 245, or WGS 353W
  • Offering: Alternate Years
  • Instructor: Koenig Richards

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