Emi KanemotoVisiting Assistant Professor
COMN 102: Principles of Public Speaking
Basic public speaking is the focus of the course. Emphasis is placed on researching topics, organizing speeches, using appropriate language, effective delivery, and critical listening. Instructors analyze student speeches.
COMN 288: Communication, Diversity and Inclusion
The purpose of the course is to broaden and deepen students' understanding, experience, and critical thinking skills regarding diversity, inclusivity, equity, and communication. Discussions will emphasize analyzing the role of culture, developing culturally responsive practices, and recognizing the barriers to and the benefits and challenges of diversity. Through the community engagement, students will develop foundational skills that will assist them in becoming more critically and ethically aware and skilled in their personal and professional relationships.
COMN 317: Intercultural Communication
The purpose of the course is to provide the student with the theoretical and practical tools necessary to understand and attribute meaning to communicative behaviors during the process of intercultural communication. Discussions will focus on how culture influences the communication process and how cultural variations play a role in the process of communication. Prerequisites: COMN 103.
COMN 356: Allyhood in Action
The purpose of the course is to broaden students' understanding of allyhood across differences and deepen their critical thinking skills regarding diversity, inclusivity, equity, and communication. Discussions will emphasize analyzing the role of culture, developing culturally responsive practices, and recognizing the barriers to and the benefits and challenges of diversity. Through the community engagement, students will develop foundational skills that will assist them in becoming more critically and ethically aware and skilled in their personal and professional relationships.
COMN 356: Peace Communication
The purpose of the course is to provide students with the theoretical perspectives, practical tools, real-world examples, and analytical skills necessary to better understand, critically evaluate, and respond to contemporary issues related to peace and conflict in global context. The course begins with a discussion of the challenges of establishing a peace culture. It then examines the consequences of conflict and efforts to build peace. Discussions will focus on the symbol-making-variations and processes of creating, building, and keeping peace.
COMN356: Global Communication
Through this course, you will become familiar with scholarship in international, transnational, and intercultural communication in both global and local contexts and their interaction. It first introduces how humans have long created meaning as a function of their national contexts. Based on this foundation, the course then explores global communication through various frameworks, most notably, politics, economy, and culture. Methodologically, the course employs the dialectical approach (e.g., rhetorical analysis, interpretive analysis). Through this pursuit, you will understand, analyze, and reflect on the forces that influence the flow of communication/information globally and glocally.
Bowling Green State University, Ph.D. in Media and Communication
Texas State University, Master of Arts in Communication Studies
Texas State University, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
Recent selected publications
Kanemoto, E., routenberg, r. r. & Piazza, S. (2021). Semester-long inclusivity project: Using our voices at community engagement. Communication Teacher.
Kanemoto, E., & Allgayer, S. (2021). Masks across borders: Etiquette, threat and prevention. Journal of Applied Communication Research.
Kanemoto, E. (2020). Journey to explore identities through lived experiences. Communication Teacher, 34(4), 300-304, doi: 10.1080/17404622.2020.1728354
Atkinson, J., Gjoci, N., Joseph, R., Kanemoto, E., & Zhang, T. (2019). Activist Speak at the Republican Debates. In J. Atkinson, & L. Kenix, Alternative media meets mainstream politics: Activist nation rising (pp.83–98). New York: Lexington Books