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2021-2022 Catalog
COM 5627: Lying and Deception

Course Description for Lying and Deception

COM5627: Lying and Deception

Description: This course examines lying and deception as strategic and manipulative behavior. Topics include the nature of truth, communication ethics, nonhuman deception, children’s use of deception, self-deception, pathological liars, con artists, imposters, and lie detection. Several contexts of deception (advertising, art, journalism, politics, relationships, etc.) will be explored.
Availability: One semester per year.