Explore how social group memberships influence and are influenced by communication…

About the Instructor

Jessica Gasiorek is an associate professor in the Department of Communicology at the University of  Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She studies and teaches about understanding, intergroup communication, and communication and aging. She has taught COMG 452 since 2016.

For inquiries: email gasiorek@hawaii.edu.

Summer 2 (ONLINE)

This course looks at how people interact not just as individuals, but also as members of social groups – that is, in terms of their own and others’ gender, age, ethnicity, nationality, region of origin, etc. In this course, we investigate the ways in which these social group memberships influence and are influenced by communication.

We cover a diverse range of topics in this course, including how social identity is connected to language, intergenerational communication, communication in healthcare settings, police-civilian interaction, and computer-mediated communication. Students have the opportunity to connect course materials to their own experiences and to solving real-world problems.

Fulfills general education requirement: DS, elective course for COMG majors

Updated 12/01/2021