Basic concepts, models, and theories examining the role of communication in human behavior.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Explain the importance of theory as it relates to communication research and communication practice.
- Name and recognize key features of at least 15 different theories and theoretical perspectives used by communication scholars.
- Describe one’s own worldview of communication based on meta-theoretical considerations.
- Effectively summarize, critique, and apply an existing communication theory to social/professional life.