Syllabus_com_101_Roi_Estlein_Fall_2011+Final

Syllabus_com_101_Roi_Estlein_Fall_2011+Final - Fall 2011...

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1 189:101:04: Introduction to Communication Instructor : Roi Estlein Office hours : Tues 2-3 pm; Th 2-3 pm; or by appointment Office : Room 104 at SC&I Annex Building, 192 College Avenue Phone : 732-932-7500 ext. 8020 E-mail : restlein@rci.rutgers.edu ( best way to reach me ) Teaching Assistants (=TAs) Stephen DiDomenico (Steve) Young Hoon Kim Office hours : Th 3:30-5:30 pm, and by appointment Office hours : Mon 3:15-4:15 pm Office : 192 College Ave., #102 Office : 192 College Ave. #102 E-mail : sdido@rutgers.edu E-mail : kimyou@rci.rutgers.edu Our TAs are outstanding doctoral students with much teaching experience. They are responsible for a lot of what will be going on in this class and you are more than welcome, and are even encouraged, to approach them with any questions or concerns you may have regarding class material and/or any administrative issue. You can contact your TA via email (see the note below to find out who your designated TA for email is) and/or attend their office hours. Important Note Regarding Email Contact: If your last name begins with letters between A and L , you should email Steve. If your last name begins with letters between M and Z , you should email Young-Hoon. However, for office hours visits students are free to visit any TA . Course Goals Communication is a broad, interdisciplinary field of research. This class will introduce students to the different areas in the study of communication, including interpersonal, family, group, organizational, intercultural, mediated, and mass communication. We will address issues of language, nonverbal communication, and personal relationships. By the end of the course students will recognize differences between vernacular and academic approaches to communication, and will be able to apply theories to real life situations. SAS Core Curriculum Goals This course fulfills the following SAS Core Curriculum Goals: (i.) Explain and be able to assess the relationship among assumptions, method, evidence, arguments, and theory in social analysis, with specific application to communication theory. (n.) Apply concepts about human and social behavior (specifically, communication) to particular questions or situations. (o.) Examine critically philosophical and other theoretical issues concerning the nature of reality,
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