COMM 370T: Health Communication

This Fall, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson-Young will be offering a new special topics class for the CDS major focusing on health communication! Here’s an idea of that the course will include:

This course will be a survey-style course, serving to introduce major concepts and areas within health communication, including: interpersonal communication, such as provider-patient, caregiver-patient, and even provider-provider; cultural and social components of how we understand and communicate about health; media and health, including, but not limited to entertainment programming, advertising, digital communication, and media effects; and public health, including policy reform and health promotion. Students in the course will be given the opportunity to research areas of interest further and, depending on student goals, will be able to design a final communication/digital project or final research paper.