This course explores the various theories of communication that create the foundation for study of communications in the bachelor's degree program at the University of Phoenix. Major communication areas examined in this course include intrapersonal, interpersonal, group and teamwork, organizational, intercultural, and mass media. Each area, along with others, will be studied in greater depth in subsequent courses in the degree program.
Communication Theories for Groups, Teams, and Organization
Explain the Adaptive Structuration Theory.
Evaluate the Organizational Culture Theory.
Assess the Organizational Information Theory.
Interpersonal Communication Theories
Evaluate the Communication Privacy Management Theory.
Critique the Relational Dialectics Theory.
Explain the Social Exchange Theory.
Analyze the Social Penetration Theory.
Summarize the Uncertainty Reduction Theory.
The Self and Communication Theories
Assess the Expectancy Violations Theory.
Evaluate the Cognitive Dissonance Theory.
Explain Coordinated Management of Meaning.
Analyze the Symbolic Interaction Theory.
Communication Theories for Diversity and Intercultural Communication
Assess the Communication Accommodation Theory.
Evaluate the Muted Group Theory.
Explain the Standpoint Theory.
Analyze the Face-Negotiation Theory.
Communication Theories Regarding the Public and Media
Assess the Medium Theory.
Critique the Spiral of Silence Theory.
Illustrate the Use and Gratifications Theory.
Summarize Cultivation Analysis.
Compare and contrast Rhetoric, Dramatism, and the Narrative Paradigm.
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