Intercultural Communication
CMN 203
Spring 2006
Department of Communication

Tentative Course Schedule


28 March Course Introduction
30 March
Road Scholar screened in class

Internet Resources:
4 April

Required Reading:

  • Judith Martin, Thomas Nakayma, and Lisa Flores, "A Dialectical Approach to Intercultural Communication"
Narratives about Intercultural Life
6 April
Required Reading:
  • Jacqueline Taylor, "Performing Commitment"
  • Eduardo Santiago, "The Night Rodney King Kissed Me"
Internet Resources:
Communication and Age
11 April
Required Reading:
  • Eric Klinenberg, "Dying Alone"
Internet Resources:
13 April
Required Reading:
  • James Lull, "On the Communicative Properties of Music"
Internet Resources:
Immigration, Integration, and Conflict
18 April
Required Reading:
  • Dwight Conquergood, "Life in Big Red: Struggles and Accommodations in a Chicago Polyethnic Tenement"
Internet Resources:
20 April
Cultural Context Presentations
25 April
Required Reading:
  • Fernaanda Eberstadt, "A Frenchman or a Jew?"
  • Elaine Sciolino, "France Envisions a Citizenry of Model Muslims"
  • Manthia Diawara, "The Pretender"
Internet Resources:
Race and Class in America
27 April
Required Reading:
  • Lisa Jones, "Is Biracial Enough? (or, What's This About a Multiracial Category on the Census?: A Conversation)"
Internet Resources:
2 May
Required Reading:
  • Mark Edmundson, "On Education: As Lite Entertainment for Bored College Students"
  • Earl Shorris, "On Education: As a Weapon in the Hands of the Restless Poor"
Internet Resources:
4 May
Required Reading:
  • Judith Martin, Robert Krizek, et al. "What Do White People Want to Be Called?"
  • "Damsels in Distress"
  • "Media Under Fire"
9 May
Cultural Context Presentations
Popular Culture as Intercultural Communication
11 May
Required Reading:
  • Gilbert Rodman, "Race . . . and Other Four Letter Words: Eminem and the Cultural Politics of Authenticity"
Internet Resources:
16 May Required Reading:
  • Rodman (cont.)
Last Due Date for Analysis Papers
18 May
Required Reading:
  • "Pro Vs. Pro: Vietnam Feature for gamepro.com"
Internet Resources:
23 May
Required Reading:
  • Eileen Luhr, "Metal Missionaries to the Nation: Christian Heavy Metal Music, 'Family Values,' and Youth Culture, 1984-1994"
25 May
Required Reading:
  • Isabel Molina Guzman and Angharad Valdivia, “Brain, Brow, and Booty: Latina Iconicity in U.S. Popular Culture”
30 May
Class Review
1 June
Conferences
5 June
Final Papers Due by Noon

Last Update: 10 March 2006
Send questions, comments, or reasonable suggestions to: Daniel Makagon