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COMM304 - Communication Theory

Course Details

Course Code: COMM304 Course ID: 4923 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an exploration of major communication theories and their practical application to social events and issues. This course will provide theoretical background in the field to students using case studies, films, and scenarios and opportunities to analyze and apply theories. Course topics include: seven traditions in the field of communication theory, interpersonal communication theories, interpersonal messages, relationship development, relationship maintenance, influence, group communication, organizational communication, public rhetoric, media and culture, media effects, intercultural communication, gender and communication, and integration. (Prerequisite: COMM101)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Explain the development and structure of various communication theories.

CO2: Analyze the relationships between theory and research methods.

CO3: Demonstrate familiarity with the changing media environment, both in the United States and globally.

CO4: Identify the effects of theories on social issues and how to apply to various communication situations.

CO5: Apply communication theory in the development of an original research project.

Note: The listed Week 7 Assignment is due in Week 6.

Book Title: Understanding Communication Theory - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Author: Croucher, Stephen
Publication Info: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415748049


Book Title: Exploring Communication Theory: Making Sense of Us - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Author: Floyd, Kory
Publication Info: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138200159

Book Title:Understanding Communication Theory - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780415748049
Publication Info:Routledge Lib
Author:Croucher, Stephen
Unit Cost:$77.95
Book Title:Exploring Communication Theory: Making Sense of Us - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781138200159
Publication Info:Routledge Lib
Author:Floyd, Kory
Unit Cost:$85.95

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.