Graduate Special Topics Courses (594)
A course labeled “Special Topics in Communication” (Comm 594) is usually a one-time offering of a new or special topics class that has been created by a faculty member. The content of each specific Comm 594 course generally does not appear in the UCSB Course Catalog or in GOLD's listing; please check this page or the quarterly listing of classes for details of what is offered each quarter.
To sign up for a 594 in GOLD, select "COMM 594 - SPECIAL TOPICS", indicate the number of units (generally 4), and then select the instructor (indicated in the course description on this site) from the drop down menu.
Stress and Communication (T. Afifi) Thursdays, 12:30 - 3:20PM SSMS 4143
Media & Stereotyping (Mastro) Day & Time TBD ***RESTRICTED TO COMMUNICATION GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY***
Course Description: Communication 594 (Media & Stereotyping) is designed to provide an intellectual environment for the discussion of social scientific research that has contributed to our understanding of the media’s role in processes related to and outcomes associated with stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. We will emphasize media research in the field of communication but also consider important works from social psychology the examination of these topics. Although issues of race and ethnicity are the central focus of the course, gender, sexuality, obesity, and other domains of stereotyping also will be addressed.