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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COMM 335 - Lying & Deception

3 Credit(s) | Lecture | Graded or pass/fail
Course can be counted for credit once

Deception occurs in communication behavior across species and lying (i.e., intentional deception) is a pervasive phenomenon in human communication. This course explores the varieties of deceptive communication, their causes and consequences in a wide range of contexts (advertising, art, interspecies contact, family and romantic relationships, journalism, mass media, politics, etc.), and the strategies used to detect their occurrence (behavioral cues, interrogations, integrity testing, polygraphs, etc.). Examines the nature of lying and deception, truth, and various ethical perspectives associated with truth telling and deception.

Enrollment Requirements:
Prerequisite: COMM 220