Comm101syllabus - SanJosStateUCommunicationStudiesComm

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San José State UCommunication StudiesComm  101, section 80, Intro to Communication  Studies, Spring 2010         Instructor: Stephen Hinerman Office location: HGH 216 Telephone: 408-924-5510 Email: Office hours: 1-4 MW, online Class days/time: online Classroom: online Prerequisite:  upper division coursework eligibility Catalog Description Overview of the contemporary field of communication studies based on survey of theoretical and practical responses to communication problems arising from changing social contexts. Discussion of communication literature, resources and methods of inquiry. Students will begin their major portfolios. Prerequisite: Completion of GE oral communication Succeeding in this Class At SJSU, students are expected to spend two hours outside of class for every one hour of class time. Because this is a four unit class, you can expect to spend a minimum of eight hours per week in addition to time spent in class and on scheduled tutorials or activities. For this academic year, all Communication Studies classes will focus additionally on effective scholarly, professional writing. We feel it is important that
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you not only speak well, but that your writing is compelling and credible, as these two means of learning are intertwined. Additional assignments will emphasize not only argument and the development of your ideas, but also the clarity and correctness of your expression. Careful time management will help you keep up with readings and assignments and enable you to be successful in all of your courses. You should strive for five qualities in your writing: (1) your writing should be COMPELLING (i.e., it should articulate a claim, make a point, be purposeful), (2) your writing should be COMPLETE (i.e., it should address all aspects of the assignment, it should be sufficiently developed), (3) your writing should be COHERENT (i.e., your argument should logically progress from one paragraph to the next), (4) your writing should be CONCISE (i.e., it should be richly developed, but not meandering or repetitive), and (5) your writing should be CORRECT (i.e., it should be free of grammatical, typographical and source citation errors, as well as fallacious reasoning). I will look to these five criteria as I read and respond to your written work in this course. Course Goals Although rhetoric is typically thought of as the root of the communication discipline, the human propensity to organize is probably as old as our inclination to present our ideas in public speech. In this course, we will examine the major metatheoretical, theoretical and methodological issues in organizational communication thought and research. In addition, we will focus on recent trends in organizational communication research, examining topics such as leadership, power, culture, and politics, with special attention to globalization. FOUNDATIONS, Inquiry, Practice
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