Cultural Codes in Communication (COM 484)


Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 - 11 weeks
  • Times: Flexible
  • Cost : $1,880

Next Start Date:

March 30, 2020

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About this Course

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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Learning Format

Online, Self-Paced (Quarterly Start)

Enjoy the flexibility of learning at your own pace, with instructor support along the way. This course is 100 percent online, with no class meetings or fixed deadlines. You just need to start and finish the course within the same quarter. Learn More »

Course Sessions

Online, Self-Paced (Quarterly Start)

Closed Sessions

This course is offered 100 percent online and runs from January 6, 2020, to March 20, 2020.


Meet your instructor

Gerry F. Philipsen

Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication | University of Washington

Credit Course

You’ll earn 5 academic credits for successfully completing this course. Learn more about credit courses

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