About CDAE 024 A

This course provides students with the foundation for understanding communication components, processes, contexts, and applications and introduces research and theory through critique and case study.


Open to Degree and CDE students

Section Description

The words "communication" and "community" share the same Latin root, communis, which means something in common. Well-trained communicators are essential to healthy, vibrant, democratic, and just communities. This course is an introductory survey of the theories, practices, and professional applications associated with public communication. As such, it places equal emphases on theory and application. This course aims to help students develop the basic PCOM skills and sensibilities needed to be relevant, responsible, and creative communicators in their communities. Specifically, this course explores communication theories and skills related to interpersonal, small group, organizational, intercultural, workplace, nonprofit, mediated, and strategic interactions. Successful completion of this course will serve as a foundation for students interested in advanced studies in PCOM or as a helpful primer for the types of issues and experiences CENT and CID majors will encounter in their coursework. After completing this course, you should have accomplished the following objectives: 1. Define, explain, and apply PCOM theories that support responsible, creative, and relevant messages.  2. Analyze real-world applications of PCOM concepts, theories, and skills and their ability to support sustainable and ethical communities.  3. Identify how communication competence can help you as a citizen, family member, student, and professional. 4. Identify how communication competence can help professionals in PCOM, CENT, and CID careers. 5. Display competent communication behaviors while using small group, written, and oral communication. All students are encouraged to engage with course projects and discussion in a meaningful manner. Please share your unique interests, knowledge, and lived experiences – whoever you are, you are valuable and welcome here! By engaging in course discussions, you will make the course more enriching for you and your colleagues. Textbook Peasron, J., Nelson, P, Titsworth, S., & Hosek, A. Human Communication. 5th Edition. ISBN: 978-0078036873. *Additional readings will be posted on Blackboard under “Course Readings.” Modality and Meeting Pattern This is a remote class and will meet over MS Teams. See schedule below. Required platforms and technology: You will need to download and use MS Teams, Blackboard, and have access to a mic, headphones, and internet connection. (A basic mic and audio will likely be available on your laptop.)

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