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- Effective Term:
- Fall 2020
- Course Number:
- COMM 100
- Course Title:
- Introduction to Communication
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Describe communication studies as situational, relational, and dynamic.
- Explain the impact diverse frameworks (e.g. culture, society, organizations, family, and self) have on communication.
- Apply concepts and theories in communication to various contexts.
Students completing an associate degree at Portland Community College will be able to reflect on one’s work or competencies to make connections between course content and lived experience.
General education philosophy statement
Communication is essential to being human. Communication courses inherently provide a foundation for understanding human interaction. While all humans use some form of communication to navigate the societies in which we live, each culture has its own set of ethical and social communicative norms. This course examines those norms by teaching students how to organize and make meaning of their own and others’ experiences and meet personal goals in a variety of communication styles and settings.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
The forms of assessment will be determined by the individual instructor. Assessment strategies may include:
- Qualitative examinations
- Quantitative examinations
- Research papers
- In-class participation
- Oral presentations
- Group work
- Service Learning
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Communication theory
- Interpersonal Communication
- Active Listening
- Nonverbal Communication
- Group dynamics
- Intercultural Communication
- Critical thinking
- Mass communication
Competencies and Skills:
- Ability to identify concepts within different fields of study in the Speech Communication discipline.
- Ability to identify a range of potentially useful behaviors within a variety of communication settings.
- Ability to choose communication behaviors appropriate to the audience and the situation.
A textbook is required. Approved texts are listed below. Alternative texts need Department/ SAC Chair approval.
Understanding Human Communication, Adler, Rodman & Hutchinson.
Thinking Through Communication, Trenholm.
Communication Mosaics, Wood.
Human Communication in Society, Alberts/Martin/Nakayama; Pearson
Communication Matters, Floyd