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Walizer, Cody J




research overview

  • Cody's research focuses on public policy, crime and deviance, decolonization, argumentation, and the philosophy of communication. He is especially interested in the meaning of games and sports.


  • Rhetoric, Game Studies, Decolonization, Argumentation


courses taught

  • COMM 1300 - Public Speaking
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Develops confidence and competence in writing and delivering presentations. Examines public speaking in a variety of personal, civic and professional settings. Required for COMM or COMN majors.
  • COMM 2320 - The Craft of Argument
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Focuses on the practice of argumentation in public life with attention to how the process of critical thinking leads to the invention of arguments. Students use argumentation theory to craft ethical and well-reasoned appeals and to critically evaluate the arguments of others. Formerly COMM 3310.
  • COMM 3320 - Persuasion in Society
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Learn personal and professional skills to become more persuasive in a variety of communication contexts, and develop a broader and more critical understanding of the culture of persuasion that pervades all aspects of society.
  • COMM 3410 - Intercultural Communication
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2023
    Explores complex relationships between culture and communication processes from various conceptual perspectives. Considers the important role of context (e.g., social, historical, and cultural) in intercultural interactions. Recommended Prerequisites: COMM 1210 and COMM 1600.
  • COMM 3430 - Communication, Culture and Sport
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Examines the communicative, historical and cultural aspects of sport in contemporary American society including the intersections of power, gender/sexuality, race and class.