CMN 101 Spring 2009 syllabus(j)

CMN 101 Spring 2009 syllabus(j) - 1 Introduction to Human...

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Introduction to Human Communication, CMN 101 Spring 2009 Instructor: David Aragona Office: SAC 589 Email: daragona@depaul.edu Phone: (773)325-2897 Office Hours: Tuesday 4:30 to 5:30pm, and by appointment Instructor: Jaime Bochantin Office: SAC TBD Email: JBochant@depaul.edu (best way) Phone: (773) 325-2897 Office hours: Tuesdays 4:45-5:45 and by appointment Course Teaching Assistant: Kelly Hipchen Office: Email: kellyhipchen@gmail.com Office Hours: Course Description This course provides an introduction to the field of relational, group, and organizational communication. Students will examine the fundamental role that communication plays in a relational, group, and organizational setting. Multiple perspectives, theories, and concepts will be introduced in order to explain how individuals use communication to relate, inform, persuade, control, negotiate, create meaning, etc. Course Design This course is based on a lecture format. There are no discussion sections and therefore it is important that you use class time or office hours to ask questions. Throughout the quarter both instructors are available to you. Course Objectives The principal objective of this course is to provide students with an understanding of how communication principles, processes, and dynamics influence relational, group and organizational life. Specifically, this objective can be defined as follows: a. To understand the history of the communication discipline and the evolution of communication theories (historical – contemporary). b. To understand how communication creates and reinforces social identities in relational, group, and organizational contexts. c. To understand the role that communication plays in creating meaning, informing and persuading, competing and collaborating, etc. as well as defining close relationships through their development, maintenance, and deterioration. d. To understand the role that communication serves in creating group roles, norms and status hierarchies, and in regulating group outcomes such as decision-making. e.
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CMN 101 Spring 2009 syllabus(j) - 1 Introduction to Human...

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