The 68th Annual Conference of the New York State Communication Association titled Communication Matters (?) takes place from October 22-24, 2010, at Honor’s Haven Resort and Spa in Ellenville, New York.
A special sesson on “Teaching General Semantics in the Basic (and Advanced) Communication Course” is being chaired by IGS President Martin Levinson and IGS Executive Director Lance Strate. It takes place on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010, from 4:10-5:20pm. Here is the session’s description:
Teaching General Semantics in the Basic (and Advanced) Communication Course
General Semantics has long been a part of the basic communication curriculum, in large part due to its emphasis on effective communication and critical thinking, its overall pragmatic utility, its philosophical consonance with communication theory, and the ease with which it complements other topics in communication studies, such as symbolic communication, language and human behavior, logic and rhetoric, propaganda and persuasion, perception and the reception of messages, cybernetics and systems theory, and media ecology. This session will serve as an introduction to general semantics for those unfamiliar with the subject, and a refresher for those who are, with emphasis on undergraduate teaching.
Chairs, Martin Levinson, Institute of General Semantics & Lance Strate, Fordham University
Registration and additional program information may be found on the NYSCA website: http://nyscanet.org