COMM101 Communication Theory
The Arts Department: Communication Studies
- I. Course Number and Title
- COMM101 Communication Theory
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- This course is a required course for all Communication majors.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course examines concepts and contexts relevant to the study of human communication. Specifically, this course explores basic elements in the communication process as they occur in the context of interpersonal relationships, groups and organizations, public speaking, media, and various cultural contexts.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- develop an understanding of fundamental communication perspectives, theories, and concepts;
- use communication theories and concepts to analyze human behavior;
- apply communication theories and patterns in diverse cultural contexts;
- apply communication theories and concepts to social and professional life; and
- utilize critical thinking skills as applied to a theory of communication through presentation or research project.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Studying Communication Theory
- Basic elements in Communication
- Theories of Interpersonal Communication
- Theories of Small Group and Organizational Communication
- Theories of Public Communication
- Mediated Communication
- Intercultural Communication
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudents satisfy the Course Learning Goals via tests, written class exercises, papers, projects, critical listening assignments, and class participation.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:A Departmentally approved textbook is required for this course. See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 10/8/2015