bscom336 | undergraduate

Communication Theories And Practice

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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.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Interpersonal Communication Theories

    • Critique interpersonal communication theories.
    • Assess assumptions of interpersonal theories pertaining to relationship development.
    • Apply components of interpersonal theories in order to explain how each theory conceptualizes and explains relational life.

    Communication Theories Regarding the Public and Media

    • Summarize communication theories pertaining to the public in order to assess audience analysis, speech effectiveness, speaker integrity, credibility, and character.
    • Evaluate media-related communication theories to explain dominance, patriarchy, personal needs and values, and the ethics associated with media reporting.

    Communication Theories for Groups, Teams, and Organizations

    • Critique communication theories pertaining to groups, teams, and organizations.
    • Analyze how group, team, and organization communication theories explain decision making, social influence, rules, corporate climate, and employee satisfaction.

    Communication Theories for Diversity and Intercultural Communication

    • Analyze culture and diversity communication theories to explore dominance, control, oppression, cultural identify, conflict, and politeness.
    • Explain the role that society plays in communication between and among cultural groups by examining elements of intercultural communication.

    Communication Theories and The Self

    • Assess the value of communication theory and research.
    • Analyze intrapersonal communication theories pertaining to self.
    • Summarize how intrapersonal communication theories explain the means people use to work towards gaining clarity and comprehension.
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