Cultural Codes in Communication (COM 484)


Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Class Times: Self-Paced
  • Cost : $1,880

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Examines communication as a process of face-to-face interaction in which people express and negotiate social meanings and social relationships. Includes the study of social and cultural codes in interpersonal communication, with special reference to contemporary American subcultural groups and their communication patterns. Through assigned readings and the viewing of films, the course integrates theory and practice in applying theory to cases and examples. (VPLA, I&S)

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Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, which allows you to participate in class activities, assignments and discussions on your schedule, from anywhere. Experience cutting-edge technology and a supportive, diverse learning community.


Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.

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