Syllabus - SYLLABUS H Paul LeBlanc III PhD Department of...

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SYLLABUS H. Paul LeBlanc III, PhD Office: 458-7724 Department of Communication E-mail through BlackBoard MB 2.312B Office hours: 1:30-2:00 Tuesday, 3:30-4:00 Thursday COURSE OBJECTIVES This course facilitates understanding of historical and current use of communication technologies. In particular, this course will provide an overview of media and networks used for entertainment and information distribution, storage, and retrieval. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationships among technology, economics, policy, society, and culture. An equally important function of this class is to foster students' insight into the technologies used for mediating communication so that students are able to apply course-related concepts to the development of communication strategies. Lectures, discussion, classroom exercises, written assignments, and in-class and out-of-class observations will be used to aid the development of knowledge and skills relating to the study of communication technology. The aim is to merge theory and practice throughout the classroom experience. To this end, we will maintain a stimulating, interactive, open, and friendly classroom environment that fosters self and other insight, critical thinking, intellectual growth and communicative competence. The following objectives are core to the course: ! Developing critical thinking and analytical skills related to use of communication technologies ! Developing specific skills and competencies needed by communication professionals ! Developing a good understanding of the fundamental principles of communication technologies REQUIRED TEXT McGregor, M.A., Driscoll, P. D., & McDowell, W. (2010). Head’s broadcasting in America: A survey of electronic media (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. POLICIES Cheating, plagiarism and collusion will not be tolerated. All work submitted must be the original work of the student, for this course only (no submitting the same assignment in more than one class). The penalty for plagiarism, cheating or collusion may include failing the assignment, failing the course, or expulsion from the University depending on the severity of the
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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2011 for the course COM 2733 taught by Professor Leblanc during the Fall '10 term at The University of Texas at San Antonio- San Antonio.

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Syllabus - SYLLABUS H Paul LeBlanc III PhD Department of...

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