Comm 203 Syllabus

Comm 203 Syllabus - COMM 203 Introduction to Human...

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COMM 203 Introduction to Human Communication 1 COMM 203 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION General Course Information – Prerequisites: This is course has no prerequisites. Course Description: COMM 203 involves the study of the basic principles and concepts involved in the human communication process. The following areas of study will be addressed: principles and theory; and verbal, non- verbal, intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, organizational, public, organizational, mediated, and intercultural communication modalities. Particular attention will be given to the practical development of meaning generated by the audience and the barriers to effective communication including noise, verbal connotation, stereotypes, groupthink, and intercultural differences. Expectations for the Student: This course is compressed into a span of eight weeks, therefore, students will need to be proactive regarding their studies. To be successful, students are expected to: visit the course site a minimum of four days per calendar week complete all assigned readings from text and other course related documents participate in classroom discussions use ‘netiquette’ when responding to others in the class submit all work in a timely manner complete all course work on your own unless otherwise instructed cite/document all non original material as to not plagiarize others’ work (see section on Academic Dishonesty).
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COMM 203 Introduction to Human Communication 2 Required Text: Wood, J. (2007). Communication mosaics – an introduction to the field of communication, 5 th ed. Boston, MA: Wadsworth-Thomson Learning. ISBN-10: 0534646867 Software: Microsoft Word 2003 or XP Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this course, the student should be able to understand the various theories involved in the human communication process. identify the impediments to effective communication. distinguish between the various modes of communication. distinguish between verbal and nonverbal messages and understand the level of importance humans place on nonverbal messages. adapt one’s own communication in multicultural situations. recognize the dynamics found in group and organizational communication contexts. develop critical listening skills. apply critical thinking, logic, and reasoning skills in written and spoken communication. recognize the importance of self-concept and the human communication process. analyze messages presented in a public or mass (mediated) context for meaning and hidden agendas.
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COMM 203 Introduction to Human Communication 3 Course Schedule – Check the course calendar in Blackboard for specific dates. Weeks
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course MGMT 450 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '10 term at Mountain State.

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