COM 150.01: Intro to Communication

Communication Studies Program

08/29 - 12/12/2022

11:00 - 11:50 AM

3 Credits

E-Mail Policy

Students are expected to check and their official university e-mail account regularly. I will respond to e-mails within 24-48 hours from Monday to Friday.

Office Hours

I am always happy to answer questions or to discuss sensitive matters. One of my favorite parts about teaching is talking and meeting with students. Please do not hesitate to ask questions in class or to schedule a meeting via e-mail.

Course Description

An introductory survey of the field of communication that includes a discussion of the importance of communication in our lives, an examination of communication as a uniquely human process of interaction, an overview of the varied contexts in which communication occurs, and [an] investigation of communication as an academic discipline, field of research, and possible career track. This course also provides an introduction to the Communication Studies Department. Co-requisites: GSR 102 and GSR 103

Course Materials

I believe textbooks should be diverse and inclusive. However, my chosen textbook is diverse but not inclusive in some areas. We admit that no textbook publisher is perfect, ourselves included. I understand that you might disagree with the author's research, data, and information. When you read it and you find that you disagree with the author's statement, please share your thoughts in our course or over email and provide data that support your statement. I welcome your thoughts.

Course Information

Format: This is a face-to-face course. Students will access materials and submit work on their schedule; however, they are expected to complete activities and submit assignments by the due dates. Methods: I use various learning-centered teaching methods that involve readings, discussions, experimental exercises, and small group activities. My role is to facilitate learning by providing structure, learning materials, feedback, and resources. Your role/task is to be responsible for your proficiency in the course content and skills, seek assistance when needed, and support your classmates. Structure: Course content and activities are structured using a weekly module format. All assignments will be available during the first week of September and will remain visible this semester.

Course Communication

The best way to connect with me is by email. I check my email several times a day. If you do not hear back from me within 48 hours, try again. I am also happy to make appointments on Zoom. Use the Question Board to ask and answer questions about course assignments, content, policies, etc. Others likely have similar questions, and other students or I will respond to your questions in this forum to save us from repetitive emails. If you see a question on the Question Board that you know the answer to, please respond as a way to help your peers and me.
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