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Course Code: COMM101 Course ID: 4920 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an introduction to communication studies, the broad areas of communication (interpersonal, oral, electronic, mass media, etc.), and artifacts. This course will familiarize students with the scope, basic terminology, and major career fields in Communication areas. Course topics include: communication, interpersonal communication, communication in groups and organizations, mass communication, media, digital communications, advertising, public relations, promotion management, digital communications and media, fund-raising management, writing, and teaching.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2021 - 10/29/2021 11/01/2021 - 12/26/2021 November Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2021 - 12/03/2021 12/06/2021 - 01/30/2022 December Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 05/29/2022 April Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Explain the importance of communication in today’s diverse and multifaceted world.

CO2: Analyze difficult topics such as truth-telling and communication ethics.

CO3: Describe verbal and non-verbal communications in work and non-work situations.

CO4: Explain why interpersonal communication and cultural understanding of communication is important for successful communication.

CO5: Examine the importance of public speaking and group and leadership communication.

CO6: Examine how technology has changed communication and how communication will change in the future.

CO7: Create messages and products that will clearly communicate a message to a diverse and multifaceted audience.

CO8: Describe potential communication career options.

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Forum 5.00 %
Assignments 40.00 %
Week 2 Assignment: Assess Styles and Strengths 13.33 %
Week 4 Assignment: Write a News Release 13.33 %
Week 8 Assignment: Communication Career Presentation 13.33 %
Quizzes 20.00 %
Week 2 Quiz 10.00 %
Week 7 Quiz 10.00 %

CO1: Explain the importance of communication in today’s diverse and multifaceted world.

CO2: Analyze difficult topics such as truth-telling and communication ethics.

CO3: Describe verbal and non-verbal communications in work and non-work situations.

CO4: Explain why interpersonal communication and cultural understanding of communication is important for successful communication.

CO5: Examine the importance of public speaking and group and leadership communication.

CO6: Examine how technology has changed communication and how communication will change in the future.

CO7: Create messages and products that will clearly communicate a message to a diverse and multifaceted audience.

CO8: Describe potential communication career options.

Book Title:More Than Words: An Introduction to Communication - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780415170062
Publication Info:Routledge Lib
Author:Burton, Graeme
Unit Cost:$170.00
 
Book Title:Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies - e-book available online, link provided inside the classroom
ISBN:COMM101-N/A
Publication Info:umn.edu
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.