2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook

COMM 386 Difference, Power, & Privilege

In this class, rather than viewing culture as an unproblematic term that characterizes and categorizes the empirical differences between people from faraway lands, we will be looking at culture as a site of ideological struggle. This course will help you to understand and lead you to investigate your own difference and privilege, to examine your own identities, and to see the ways in which you perpetuate, and are both helped and hurt by the structures of dominance, privilege and power in our society. The goal is improved understanding of your own identities and privileges, and the ability to communicate across these constructed differences in a move toward equality and liberation.




Complete COMM 203 or HONR 112; minimum grade C-


Diversity, Social Analysis