Communication: Theories and Practice Syllabus

Topics: Communication, Communication theory, Social psychology Pages: 11 (1578 words) Published: September 13, 2012
|[pic] |SYLLABUS | | |College of Humanities | | |COM/310 | | |Communication: Theories and Practice |

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Course Description

This course explores the various theories of communication that create the foundation for study of communications in the bachelor's degree program at the University of Phoenix. Major communication areas examined in this course include intrapersonal, interpersonal, group and teamwork, organizational, intercultural, and mass media. Each area, along with others, will be studied in greater depth in subsequent courses in the degree program.


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Course Materials

West, R. & Turner, L. (2004). Introducing communication theory: Analysis and application. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: The Self and Communication Theories | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Analyze the Symbolic Interaction Theory. | | | | |Explain Coordinated Management of Meaning. | | | | |Evaluate the Cognitive Dissonance Theory. | | | | |Assess the Expectancy Violations Theory. | | | |Readings |Read Ch. 1–8 in the text, Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application. | | | | |Review this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. (DQ1,2) |Thursday |2.5 | | |(DQ3) |Saturday | | |Discussion Questions |Respond to weekly discussion questions. |See above |2.5 | |Individual |Complete the University of Phoenix Material “Communication Introduction Worksheet” located in|Monday |5 | |Communication Introduction |Week One of the COM/310 student Web site. Instructions and details of the...
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