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Introduction to Theories of Communication

General

Prefix

CMST

Course Number

300

Course Level

Undergraduate

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Liberal Arts

Description

Historical and contemporary human communication theories. Applying theories in a communication context.

Credits

Min

3

Max

3

Repeatable

No

Goals and Diversity

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Identify major communication theories.

Outcome

Explain major communication theories.

Outcome

Analyze communication contexts.

Outcome

Correlate communication theories appropriate to a given communication context.

Course Outline

Course Outline

Communication as a field of study. 5% What is theory. 10% Historical context. 10% Human communication theories. 30% Application of theories in particular contexts (i.e., interpersonal, organizational, etc.). 20% Comparing/contrasting perspectives and methods (i.e., critical, rhetorical, social science). 20% Emerging theories. 5%

Dependencies

Courses

CMST300 is a prerequisite for:

Programs

CMST300 is a completion requirement for: