101 Syllabus F08 - Introduction to Communication...

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Introduction to Communication Instructor: Dr. Michelle Scollo Fall 2008 mscollo@scils.rutgers.edu 04:189:101:04786:04 michellescollo@yahoo.com TTh 6:10 – 7:30 pm, Scott Hall 123 732-932-7500 x 8116 Office: Huntington House, 184 College Avenue, Room 100 Office Hours: Thursday 3:30 – 5:30 pm or by appointment Teaching Assistant Reader Sunny Lee Lisa Pierce sunklee@rci.rutgers.edu lisapie@eden.rutgers.edu Office: SCILS Annex, Room 102 Office Hours: Thursday 4:00 – 5:30 pm or by appointment Ruben, B.D. & Stewart, L.P. (2006). Communication and Human Behavior, 5 th ed. (available at New Jersey Books, 108 Somerset Street, New Brunswick) Articles on Sakai Course Web Page (http://sakai.rutgers.edu). iClicker (available at New Jersey Books, 108 Somerset Street, New Brunswick). Course Description: This course is an introduction to the academic study of human communication. You will be exposed to and learn about definitions, theories, and models of communication as well as the history of the communication field; components and processes of communication including verbal and nonverbal communication, identity and relationships; and different types of communication including group, organizational, cultural, public, and (mass) mediated communication. By the end of the course, you should have a refined and broadened understanding of what communication is, what it entails, and areas of the communication field that you may wish to pursue further in your studies and professional career.
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GOALS: Understanding of what communication is and encompasses; knowledge of communication field, its history and major areas of study. Objective 1: Understand, define, and explain what communication is and what it encompasses; knowledge and understanding of major communication theories and models; knowledge of history of communication field. Objective 2: Knowledge and understanding of major components and processes of human communication including verbal and nonverbal communication, identity and relationships. Objective 3: Knowledge and understanding of major types of communication and areas of the communication field including group, organizational, cultural, public, and (mass) mediated communication. Objective 4: Ability to read, understand, apply course concepts to, and critically reflect upon research articles concerning various areas of communication. Objective 5:
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