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COM 351: INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION THEORY

Description
Considers various theoretical perspectives which lead to a more thorough understanding of communication processes. Begins with discussion of the development of theory and inquiry. Includes perspectives of systems, cognitive, behavioral, affective, symbolic interactionist, dramatic, cultural and social reality, interpretive and critical theories.

Learning Outcomes
• Explicate the nature of theory in general and of communication theory in particular
• Trace the development of theoretical inquiry in the field of communication
• Evaluate the utility of theory by applying specific criteria and standards
• Distinguish among meta-theoretical assumptions and various approaches to comm. theory
• Examine communication processes in a variety of contexts
• Apply communication theory in the development of an original project
• Hone student writing skills

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