Religion in the Margins. Edited by April D. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks on Religion. Teaching Christian Mysticism as a Historian of Religion.
Introduction to Communication and Civic Life COM 3 credits An overview of major approaches to the analysis and criticism of contemporary cultural concerns, situating these within the broader historical contexts of communication and cultural theory. Sophomore standing Credit for enrollment in approved study abroad programs.
Organizational Communication COM 3 credits Microlevel, institutional and macrolevel analysis of the communication process in organizations. Organizational communication theories, including political economy, critical and poststructuralist approaches. Ethnic, gender-specific and class communication processes within subcultural contexts are examined.
Psychoanalytic, social-scientific and critical communication approaches. COM An examination of communication theory from interpersonal, small group, intercultural and organizational viewpoints.
Conflict and Communication COM 3 credits A study of theories and research in interpersonal conflict. Conflict management within personal relationships and in the workplace. The nature of conflict, assumptions arising from conflict, power, styles and tactics, negotiation and transformation.
Political Communication COM 3 credits The role of ideology, language, symbolism and mediation in the practice of American political communication. Course culminates in a research paper or project in which student evaluates the experience by methodologies learned in other communication classes.
May be repeated for a free elective credit. Junior or senior standing Explores how women tell stories and the ways in which women have been controlled through narrative and have themselves controlled narratives about themselves and others, particularly, but not only, with respect to Western history and culture.
Through texts, film and in-class activities, we observe the power of master and counter narratives. Strategic Communication COM 3 credits The course addresses strategic interpersonal, group and public communication within an organizational format.
Corporate Communication COM 3 credits Instruction and practice in the planning and production of selected modes of oral and written communication common within large corporations, with emphasis on employee newsletters and personal presentations.
Studies in New Media COM 3 credits This course examines the key theoretical works and arguments in the field of new media and considers moments of collision and convergence between media forms.
Rhetoric and Aesthetics of Contemporary Culture COM 3 credits Analyzes ways our world is informed by rhetorical discourses as they are informed and shaped by contemporary aesthetics and the production, management and distribution of style, particularly as it is portrayed in popular culture.
Considers the relationship between rhetoric and aesthetics and arenas of life undergoing renewed stylization. Non-Verbal Communication in a Diverse Society COM 3 credits Course focuses on the significance of non-verbal behavior when communicating across cultures.
Non-verbal messages from a variety of cultures are examined.
These cultures include, but are not limited to, age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, the physically and mentally challenged or any groups that have not received peripheral attention in discussions of non-verbal communication. COM Explores how new media technologies change what communities we can be members of and how we perform our roles in those communities.
Also explores the potential of new media to affect citizenship and alter what it means to be a member of a democratic society and electorate.April D. DeConick's introductory essay suggests that the Christian mysticism of the late Hellenistic and Roman periods is really “Jewish,” which seems justified in terms of the book's contents (2).
- Paradise Now: Essays on Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism (Society of Biblical Literature: Symposium Series) by April D. DeConick. "Paradise Now" is the result of ten years of work by the Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism unit of the Society of Biblical Literature.
Early Jewish and Christian mysticsm was related to the belief that a person directly, immediately, and before death can experience the divine.4/5(1). "The Hekhalot Literature and the Ancient Jewish Apocalypses," in Paradise Now: Essays on Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism (ed.
April Deconick; SBL Symposium Series 11; Atlanta, Ga.: Society of Biblical Literature, ), Over forty CWR editors and contributors share their favorite reads from the last year. Paradise Now: Essays on Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism SYMPOSIUM SERIES (PAPER EDITION) Issue 11 of Society of Biblical Literature symposium series Issue 11 of Symposium series Volume 11 of Symposium series: Society of Biblical Literature: Editor: April D.