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This course is an introduction to the field of communication with emphasis on the history of communication study, concepts important to all areas of communication, the contexts in which communication occurs, and the issues that must be faced by students of communication. The course serves as an introduction to the strands of communication: interpersonal, small groups and teams, mass communication, organizational, intercultural, and rhetoric.
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• University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.
University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.
Beebe, S. A., Beebe, S. J., & Ivy, D. K. (2013). Communication: Principles for a lifetime (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.
West, R., & Turner, L. H. (2004). Introducing communication theory: Analysis and application (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.
West, R., & Turner, L. H. (2010). Introducing communication theory: Analysis and application (4th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.
All electronic materials are available on the student website.
|Week One: Overview of Communication | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Identify historical developments in communications. | | | | |Identify communication models. | | | | |Explain how communication affects self-concept. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 1 of Introducing Communication Theory (2010). | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 2 of Communication: Principles of a Lifetime. | | | |Reading |Read University of Phoenix Material: The Contexts and Theories of Communication document | | | | |located on the student website. | | | |Reading |Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion....