Communication and Rhetorical Studies
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Janie M. Harden Fritz
civility, culture, ethics, intercultural, narrative, postmodern
This project responds to the question: How can educators quell communicative classroom incivilities (CI) that are currently harming teaching and learning? Sources of CI in a postmodern United States university classroom involve: student entitlement, lack of institutional support for a growing contingent faculty, and incongruent values about appropriate classroom communication. Unlike preceding historical time periods that maintained a shared communicative ethic stemming from antiquity to modernity, postmodernity presents an unprecedented challenge to teaching and learning where there can be no assumed shared ethic of appropriate communicative classroom communication. Postmodernity as an age of coexisting and contentious narratives, this project argues for professors to proactively and appropriately establish an ethic of communicative civility within their classroom.
Leontiadis, J. (2014). University Education in a Postmodern Era: Building a Narrative Ethic of Civil Communication in the Classroom (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/819