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Communciation 101 – Principles of Communication

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Instructor: Brian Reynolds
Classroom Locations, Dates, and Times: MWF 2-2:50, NSC 225; MWF 1-1:50, Knox 20
Office Location: 334 Baldy Hall 
Telephone: 645-2141 (Department)
Office hours: Mon 3-3:50, Wed & Fri 12-12:50

This course will introduce you to the study of communication.  Over the course of the semester, we will introduce basic communication concepts and explore the major domains of study within the discipline (e.g. interpersonal, mass, persuasive, health, organizational, group, and intercultural communication, etc.).  This course will also introduce communication research methods.  Please note that this course is not a communication skills course.  However, when applied, the ideas and principles discussed in class and addressed in the assignments can help you to become a better communicator by enriching your understanding of communication and its integral role in most facets of life.

This course has the following goals:  1) To introduce you to the study of communication.  2) To enrich your understanding of communication as it occurs in various contexts (e.g., interpersonal, mass, technology, group, health, organizational, and intercultural, etc.) and of the goals of communication research 3) To help you get to know the Department of Communication here at UB.

This class will be conducted primarily in a lecture/discussion format.  However we will also break from a typical lecture format a number of times during the semester to explore communication using other methods of learning, such as in-class workshops.  Your mastery of the material from class discussion and course readings will be evaluated by four objective exams and a number of relatively short written assignments.  In-class workshops and activities will also count towards your grade.


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