COMM304 Communication Theory (3 semester hours)

This course is an exploration of major communication theories and their practical application to social events and issues. This course will provide theoretical background in the field to students using case studies, films, and scenarios and opportunities to analyze and apply theories. Course topics include: seven traditions in the field of communication theory, interpersonal communication theories, interpersonal messages, relationship development, relationship maintenance, influence, group communication, organizational communication, public rhetoric, media and culture, media effects, intercultural communication, gender and communication, and integration. (Prerequisite: COMM101)