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.
- Explain how and why theories are developed
- Identify the criteria for evaluating communication theories
- Describe theories relating to intra- and interpersonal communication
- Describe theories relating to group communication
- Describe theories relating to organizational communication
- Describe theories relating to mediated communication
- Explain how to apply appropriate theories to given communication contexts and situations
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