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COM310 Communication Theory

Course Description

Provides a broad survey of the theoretical approaches employed in the study of communication. Focuses on theories relevant to many levels of interaction from interpersonal to mass and mediated communication. Also explores how and why theories are developed and how they can be evaluated.

Learning Outcomes

  • andlt;span style=andquot;font-size:small;font-family:andapos;Verdanaandapos;,andapos;sans-serifandapos;;andquot;andgt;Explain how and why theories are developedandlt;span style=andquot;font-size:12.0pt;font-family:andapos;Verdanaandapos;,andapos;sans-serifandapos;;andquot;andgt;andlt;span style=andquot;font-size:12.0pt;font-family:andapos;Verdanaandapos;,andapos;sans-serifandapos;;andquot;andgt;andlt;span style=andquot;font-size:12.0pt;font-family:andapos;Verdanaandapos;,andapos;sans-serifandapos;;andquot;andgt;andlt;span style=andquot;font-size:12.0pt;font-family:andapos;Verdanaandapos;,andapos;sans-serifandapos;;andquot;andgt;andlt;span style=andquot;font-size:12.0pt;font-family:andapos;Verdanaandapos;,andapos;sans-serifandapos;;andquot;andgt;andlt;span style=andquot;font-size:12.0pt;font-family:andapos;Verdanaandapos;,andapos;sans-serifandapos;;andquot;andgt;
  • andlt;span style=andquot;font-family:andapos;Verdanaandapos;,andapos;sans-serifandapos;;font-size:small;andquot;andgt;Identify the criteria for evaluating communication theories
  • andlt;span style=andquot;font-family:andapos;Verdanaandapos;,andapos;sans-serifandapos;;font-size:small;andquot;andgt;Describe theories relating to intra- and interpersonal communication
  • andlt;span style=andquot;font-family:andapos;Verdanaandapos;,andapos;sans-serifandapos;;font-size:small;andquot;andgt;Describe theories relating to group communication
  • andlt;span style=andquot;font-size:small;font-family:andapos;Verdanaandapos;,andapos;sans-serifandapos;;andquot;andgt;Describe theories relating to organizational communication
  • andlt;span style=andquot;font-size:small;font-family:andapos;Verdanaandapos;,andapos;sans-serifandapos;;andquot;andgt;Describe theories relating to mediated communication
  • andlt;span style=andquot;font-size:small;font-family:andapos;Verdanaandapos;,andapos;sans-serifandapos;;andquot;andgt;Explain how to apply appropriate theories to given communication contexts and situations