CMN 101 Winter Intercession 2010 syllabus-2-.Mac-2

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Introduction to Human Communication, CMN 101 December Intercession 2010 Instructor: Jaime Bochantin Office: SAC TBD Email: [email protected] (best way) Phone: (773) 325-2897 Office hours: By Appointment 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. To understand the role of communication in group functional and dysfunctional processes f. To understand how communication creates, sustains, and transforms contemporary organizational practices. g. To understand the role communication plays in organizational socialization. h. To understand how communication influences the experience and management of stress at work. i. To appreciate the challenges and opportunities associated with managing a diverse workforce.
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