Syllabus - Fall 2011, Thursday

Syllabus - Fall 2011, Thursday - Communication 101...

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Communication 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication Fall 2011 section 043 Thursday evenings, 6:00-9:00 pm Interactive Learning Center, Room 304 Instructor Matt Vander Boegh, M.A.; adjunct staff member e-mail: [email protected] Office Hours My office is located within the Student Media offices (bottom floor of the Lincoln St. Parking Garage). I’m available Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Fri from 10:30-3:30, but please email in advance to make sure I’m in. Course Description COMM 101 acquaints students with theories, concepts, and practices of communication and includes the fundamental principles of effectively preparing, presenting and critically consuming messages in one-to-one, small group and public speaking contexts. The course is part of Boise State University’s core curriculum (Area II Social Sciences). Course Objectives Through 1) the use of the textbook; 2) interaction with classmates; 3) study; 4) experiential learning; and 5) participation, you will purposefully learn and enhance your understanding of the following: * verbal, nonverbal, interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication * perception of self and others * analyzing and listening information * public speaking * group dynamics * the correlation between quality communication and quality of life * theories related to the deliverance of messages * Required Materials Textbook: Wood, J. T. (2012). Communication in our lives. Boston, MA: Wadsworth. ISBN #9781133531555 Personal Video Recording Device or SD Memory Card: each student will need access to a video recording device (smart phones, point-and-click cameras, or Flip-style cameras work great). If you don’t have access to anything that records video, you will need tp purchase a secure digital (SD) memory card for one-time use in my camera ($7-$10, purchase at Best Buy, Fred Meyer, ShopKo, etc). Outcomes Assessment Grades in this class will be measured by various assignments including quizzes, exams, public speeches, written work, and attendance. Final Grade Breakdown
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