Syllabus Cs8100 2015 1

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CS8100
FUNDAMENTALS OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Semester 2, AY2014-2015

General Information

Instructor:

Dr Hao Xiaoming Phone: 6790-5012
Office: SCI 02-37 Email: txmhao@ntu.edu.sg
Office Hours: Mon. & Thur. 14:00-16:00

Teaching Assistants:

Mr Chen Liang Phone: 67905772
Office: SCI 05-01 Email: CH0087NG@e.ntu.edu.sg
Office Hours: Mon 15:00-17:00

Lecture : Thur 16:30-19:30 LT19A

Assigned Text
Julia T. Wood, Communication Mosaics: An Introduction to the Field of Communication, International Edition (7th ). Singapore: Wadsworth, 2014. Older versions may be used provided you check it against the new version for differences.

Course Description & Objectives
This course is designed for students who are not communication majors. It introduces you to basic concepts and theories in the field of human communication that you may apply in your daily life and future career. As a result of taking this course, you should become more aware of how communication surrounds you and affects your life. It will make you better able to identify and analyze communication patterns and their effects, and more aware of your own communication strengths and weaknesses.
Objectives:
To understand and interpret key concepts and ideas in human communication.
To develop critical skills for responsible consumption of communication messages.
To discover the relationship between self, messages, and others in communication interactions.
To embody/enact communication behavior that reflects each of the goals listed above.
To understand how media shape our thinking and develop media literacy.
To illustrate trends in communication technologies and their impact on the information society.

Course Website
Go to https://ntulearn.ntu.edu.sg/webapps/login/

Assessment Component
There will be a midterm (closed book) and a final exam (open book). Both exams will be comprehensive and include materials from the readings, the lectures and class discussions. In

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