UUD_Syllabus_Spring_2008 - 1 COM 100 HUMAN COMMUNICATION...

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COM 100 HUMAN COMMUNICATION  Syllabus Spring 2008 Professor: Dr. William Donohue Office: Phone: 355-7580 Email: donohue@msu.edu Office Hours: By Appointment Course Coordinator: Sara Gardella Office: Phone: 353-0666 E-mail: msucom100@gmail.com  Office Hours: 10:30am-12:30pm Thursdays or by appointment Teaching Assistant:   _____________________ Office: ______________________ Phone: ______________________ E-mail: ______________________ Office Hours: ______________________ Section Leader: ___________________ E-mail:   ___________________ This course is an introduction to human communication. Theoretical and practical perspectives will  be addressed. Topics will include interpersonal, group, intercultural, and mass communication.  Among the skills that will be developed are public speaking and outlining. This Section is for students in the UUD.  Throughout the semester we will provide supplemental  materials as well as assignment topics that we hope will help you begin and support your major  exploration process here at MSU.  These materials will be on Angel.  You still need your text for  1
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outlines and assignment specifics, but any topic changes and assignment changes are uploaded to  the Angel system.  Please be aware of this and check Angel frequently! Students are required to attend both the lecture and the recitation each week. In lecture, students  will become familiar with a broad range of communication theories and issues.  In recitation,  students will work on public speaking skills through exercises and activities that are designed to  improve these skills. Specifically, the student will learn how to speak effectively in front of an  audience. Recitation time will include individual presentations, group activities, and the midterm  exam. Students are expected to actively contribute, not passively absorb information. In addition,  students will be offered several opportunities to participate in current communication research. REQUIRED TEXTS Donohue, W. A., Massi, L. L., Maginnis, J. A. Communicating and  Connecting: Functions of Human Communication  (2nd ed., Third Printing). Dubuque, IA:  Kendall/Hunt. CLASS SCHEDULE Lecture:   You should attend the assigned large lecture each week: Sections 1-4: Monday, 3-4:20 pm, 103 Erikson Hall Sections 5-8: Monday 12:40-2 pm, e100 VMC Recitation:   You should attend your assigned recitation each week. There is no informal switching of recitation  sections permitted. Section
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