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Crisis Communication

This course considers how human beings use communication to repair reputations and keep us safe in times of crisis. It considers several perspectives on apologetic rhetoric, including Benoit’s theory of image repair discourse and Koesten and Rowland’s writings about the rhetoric of atonement. The course also examines the role of crisis communication plans and social media in response to crises such as natural disasters and national security concerns. J-term and summer sessions.

Advanced Core Curriculum Designation: IS
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0