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100syls07 - Com 100 1 Communication 100: Introduction to...

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Com 100 1 Communication 100: Introduction to Communication Spring 2006 Instructor : Vincent R. Waldron Office Hours : 12:15-1:45 M/W Offices : FAB 142s (M) Sands 328 (W) (and by appointment) Phone : 602-543-6634 E-Mail : Vincew@asu.edu Note: If contacting by e-mail put “Com 100” in the subject line Graduate Teaching Assistant: Noshin Rafieei Office hours : 12:15-1:15M/W Office : Sands 332 E-mail: Noshin. Rafieei@asu.edu Technology Support : Terry Tallent Office : FAB S110K Phone : 602-543-6667 E-mail: Terry.tallent@asu.edu Librarian : deg farrelly Office : Fletcher Library 301 Phone : 602-543-8522 E-mail: deg@asu.edu Course Description This course introduces students to basic theoretical concepts and communication skills in a variety of contexts, including personal relationships, families, cross-cultural encounters, mediated communication, and public speaking. Our particular interests this semester are (1) foundations of communication competence, (2) using communication to manage interpersonal relationships, and (3) the basics of public speaking. Upon completing this course, students will be better able to evaluate critically communication messages and practices. They should see measurable improvements in their personal and public communication competencies. Class assignments require students to analyze their own communication practices and relationships, demonstrate interviewing and interpersonal communication skills, and develop and present a public presentation. Students should also be better prepared for more advanced coursework in the Communication Studies department. In addition to Dr. Waldron, our whole instructional team is committed to helping you succeed this semester. You will work with a variety of educational professionals as you (1) use the Fletcher library for research (2) visit the Communication Assessment and Learning Lab (CALL) for your public speaking assignment, (3) use the class Blackboard for on-line communication, and (4) work with teaching assistants to obtain feedback on class assignments. Course Objectives 1. To familiarize students with the major theories and concepts of communication. 2. To assist students in observing, interpreting, and evaluating interpersonal, public, and technology-mediated messages. 3. To introduce students to the role of ethnic and cultural differences in communication and audience analysis.
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Com 100 2 4. To assist students in identifying their own communication strengths and weaknesses as a means of facilitating self-directed learning and skill improvement. 5. To prepare students for advanced study in interpersonal communication, public speaking, and related fields.
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