Syllabus_for_CMST_1061_Fall_2011 - Syllabus for CMST...

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Syllabus for CMST 1061–Fundamentals of Communication Fall 2011 Instructor : Lisa C. Hebert Office: 109B Prescott Hall; Phone: 578-6016; E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: 1:30-3:00 T/TH; 12:30-1:30 M; 1:00-1:30 W/F,(or by appointment) Class Location: Sec 5 1:40-2:30 103 Coates M/W/F Sec 7 7:40-9:00 103 Coates T/TH Sec 8 9:10-10:30 103 Coates T/TH Sec 9 10:40-12:00 103 Coates T/TH Sec 10 12:10-1:30 103 Coates T/TH Required Texts: Crick, Pecchioni & Butcher. Deconstructing Communication: An Introduction to Rhetorical, Performance and Communication Theory . Pearson Custom Publishing. Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the field of Communication Studies. Communication Studies is comprised of three areas: rhetoric, performance, and communication theory. These three areas serve as lenses through which to view the communication process. By exploring the major concepts of agent, audience, message, and meaning, via these various perspectives, this course strives not only to enrich the students’ understanding of the similarities and differences between the areas of communication, but to allow students to acquire practical knowledge of the communication process itself. The Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act of 1973: If you have a disability that may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations, please see a Coordinator in the Office of Disability Affairs (112 Johnston Hall) so that such accommodations may be arranged. After you receive your accommodation letter, please meet with me at some time during the first two weeks of class to discuss the provisions of those accommodations. Course Content: This course consists of a series of quizzes, in-class activities, a midterm and final exam, a final project/paper/presentation, and a research participation requirement. Pop Activities : There will be “pop activities” throughout the semester. There will be at least 7 pop activities in which you can drop 2. You cannot make up pop activities. Use your drops wisely. Quizzes : There will be 11 scheduled quizzes over the assigned readings from the text. Each quiz will consist of 5 questions or a discussion component. Quizzes are worth 10 points each. Quizzes can NOT be made up. However, you will be permitted to drop your 4 lowest quiz scores (drops
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include both missed quizzes and low-score quizzes). You cannot come to class and leave after you take the quiz. If this happens and you try to leave class, you will not receive credit for the quiz. If you are late for the quiz, this counts as a “drop”. DO NOT SLIDE ASSIGNMENTS UNDER MY DOOR. ANY ASSIGNMENT SLID UNDER MY DOOR WILL BE THROWN AWAY. I have a mail box in Coates 136. Exams
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