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Dimensions of Communication:
Political Campaigns

Explore politicians' use of language and political tactics with running for office, and contemporary and historical uses of media to advance their position in elections.

  • ENGL 1010 - English Composition
  • COMM 1851 - Introduction to Film
  • INTD 1000 - Freshman Seminar

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How It Works


How are Fresh Connections structured at the University of Memphis?

Various learning communities are available for the Fall semester (please click the 'Choose a Connection' link at the left to learn about the current communities). Each learning community is limited to 20-25 students who will take a "packaged" schedule of 2-3 courses together during their first semester at the University of Memphis. Communities satisfy 4 to 9 general education credit hours leaving room to add in other classes of interest outside of the community schedule to satisfy requirements of a full-time student.


Who puts together the Fresh Connections learning communities?

The faculty at the University of Memphis develop the learning communities along career paths, interest areas, and social issues designed to appeal to entering freshmen.


Why join a Fresh Connections learning community?

The University of Memphis offers Fresh Connections to improve the educational experience for entering freshmen. Research has shown that students learn better when their learning activities are shared socially and academically with other students and faculty.

Fresh Connections helps to make a big campus smaller! Learning communities help with a smooth, fast transition to college. You'll get to know people with similar interests and develop friendships right away.


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