2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CM 386 - Health Communication

(3.00 cr.)

Health communication is the study and application of communication theory and strategies to influence health outcomes. In this course, students explore health communication from a variety of perspectives including but not limited to interpersonal, intercultural, group, organizational, public, political, risk/crisis, and strategic communication, including the use of advertising and public relations, among others. Students begin by looking at cultural, structural, and systemic factors as well as the ethical and social justice dimensions of health and health care. Case studies are used to illustrate different aspects of health communication. Service-learning as well as collaborative work are integral elements of the course. Recommended for students in junior or senior year considering careers in health communication, health care, and health-related industries.

Prerequisite: CM 227  or CM 307  or written permission of the instructor.
Sessions Typically Offered: Spring
Years Typically Offered: Annually

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